07/05/2022 - 31/07/2022

New Work - Sculpture & Installation

Virginia Overton - Animal Magnetism

American artist Virginia Overton’s work comprises sculpture and installation, often beginning with materials reclaimed from industrial contexts, previous artworks, and scavenged from the gallery. Born in Tennessee, her work is frequently informed by memories of her family’s farm, and processes of industry and repair.

She primarily works with raw construction materials such as timber, metal, glass, water, sand, stone, plastic, piping and lighting, to fashion objects that are at once new and readymade. Dubbed a ‘serial re-user’, she often breaks these artworks down again at the end of an exhibition into their component parts, to be recycled and reassembled into future new artworks and installations. In this way, Overton’s sculpture creates balance between control and decay.


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