1 May 2016–5 February 2017
A monumental, interactive tree swing will be a focal point of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum’s presentation of the work of Virginia Overton as part of 'Site Lines: Four Solo Exhibitions Engaging Place.'
The exhibition will present Overton’s newly commissioned site-specific sculptures within the galleries, on the surrounding grounds, and atop the Museum’s roof.
Suspended on a free-standing steel armature, the swing will be comprised of the approximately 12-foot-long debarked trunk of a felled Eastern White Pine Tree from the Museum’s grounds.
'Site Lines: Four Solo Exhibitions Engaging Place' is a series of exhibitions, by a range of artists, presents site-specific commissions, ranging from sculpture to drawing and performance-based works.
Other sculptural works by Overton will be fabricated on-site during the installation period, incorporating elements harvested from the tree as well as items found around the museum property and neighbouring community.
Perched on the Museum’s signature pitched roofline, which emulates the historic Colonial homes lining the town’s Main Street, will be a newly commissioned weather vane, part of an ongoing series initiated by Overton in 2013.
A free opening reception for 'Site Lines' will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 2-5 pm, and will offer visitors the opportunity to meet the artists, take exhibition tours, and participate in family activities.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Image courtesy Aldrich Contemporry Art Museum