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Virginia Overton (b. 1971) creates exhibitions in response to the natural and manmade environments in which she works, often overlaying these sites with diverse references ranging from the history of modern art to her upbringing in rural Tennessee. Winter Garden, which will be presented on the fifth floor outdoor gallery, expands upon her installation featured there this summer, which explored the concept of the sculpture garden through a system of windmills pumping air into ponds filled with thriving aquatic plants. The exhibition will be on view October 28, 2016 through February 5, 2017.
To reflect the change of season, Overton has reimagined the sculpture garden as a sonic rather than botanic environment. Overton often recycles materials that she has scavenged or repurposes elements from her previous works. For Winter Garden, she emptied and overturned the tanks to protect them from ice and debris. These drums now act as dry housings and amplifiers for the sound of air being pumped rhythmically through the tubing across the terrace toward hidden microphones. By activating these materials, Overton creates zones of unusual aural experience throughout the outdoor site.
Virginia Overton: Winter Garden is organized by Scott Rothkopf, Deputy Director for Programs and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, and Laura Phipps, assistant curator.
VIRGINIA OVERTON: WINTER GARDEN
Oct 28–Feb 5, 2017
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