29 April–14 August 2016
Virginia Overton is featured in a new exhibition, ‘Descent’, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Pennsylvania. Located in the ICA’s Edna S. Tuttleman Gallery, the exhibition considers notions of inheritance, influence and acts of transmission.
Overton’s piece is composed of cedar planks harvested from her family farm in Tennessee. The installation operates visually, spatially and sensorially within the gallery space, emanating a highly evocative smell. Using her distinctive, elemental, recycled material – more commonly associated with architecture, construction work, or farming – the artist’s sculpture demonstrates the power and sensory quality of its own material.
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
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Virginia Overton ‘Untitled (Juniperus virginiana)’ (2013) Eastern red cedar from Tennessee, 192 x 384 inches. Installation view, 2013, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Photo: Christopher Burke Studio. Courtesy the artist.