Virginia Overton

by - January 17, 2018

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Virginia Overton and Jocko Weyland in Conversation
Saturday January 20th, 4pm
University of Memphis Art and Communication Building
3715 Central Avenue
Room 310

Virginia Overton
Opening Reception Saturday, January 20th, 5-7pm
Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art
University of Memphis Art and Communication Building
3715 Central Avenue
Rooms 230 and 240

The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition by internationally recognized artist and University of Memphis alumna Virginia Overton (MFA, 2005; BFA, 2002). Known for her installations and sculpture that span the natural and manmade worlds, Overton is interested in the past, present, and future lives of her repurposed materials and how they exist in space and time. Often minimalist in form, her work sometimes extends beyond its structural limits into the realms of sound and smell. The importance of place is also central to her work, as she intuitively responds to a site—whether the architecture of a gallery space or the environs of a vast field.

Virginia Overton was born in Tennessee and currently lives and works in New York. She earned a BFA in 2002 and an MFA in 2005, both from the University of Memphis. Solo exhibitions have been presented at the Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tucson, The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield), White Cube (London), All Rise (Seattle), Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Storm King Art Center (Mountainville), Westfälischer Kunstverein (Münster), Kunsthalle Bern, Mitchell-Innes & Nash (New York), The Kitchen (New York), The Power Station (Dallas), Freymond-Guth Fine Arts Ltd. (Zürich), and Dispatch (New York). Her work is collected by The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Kunstmuseum Bern, and Kunsthaus Zürich.

Overton will also give a talk with artist, writer, and curator Jocko Weyland in conjunction with the "35th Annual Juried Student Exhibition":https://www.facebook.com/events/2039009486386181/

Image: Virginia Overton,"Untitled (HILUX)," 2016. Installation View, Parcours, Art Basel, Switzerland, 2016. Photographer: Robert Glowacki.

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