From 10 June 2016
The Whitney Museum of American Art presents ‘Sculpture Garden’, a new series of commissioned works by Virginia Overton for the roof and the sculpture garden of the Museum.
Taking inspiration from the Museum's windy rooftop site, situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, Overton will install two towering windmills pumping air to multiple ponds planted with a variety of aquatic flowers and greenery.
In two adjacent galleries, Overton will choreograph a series of encounters between her work and the Whitney’s architecture, highlighting the building’s relationship to the outdoors. A wallpapered image of the American Southwest visually expands one of the spaces, while the other features a group of abstract sculptures crafted from industrial and natural materials, some salvaged from the artist’s family farm. These sculptures transform the room into a kind of interior garden, a counterpoint to both Overton’s open-air installation and the environment beyond.
'Virginia Overton: Sculpture Gardens'
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
+1 212 570-3600
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 10.30am—6pm
Friday and Saturday: 10.30am—10pm
Virginia Overton, Sculpture Gardens. Installation view, 2016. ©Virginia Overton; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Photography by Ronald Amstutz.