Virginia Overton: Sculpture Gardens

For the second commissioned project on the Whitney’s fifth-floor terrace, New York-based artist Virginia Overton (b. 1971; Nashville, TN) explores the contrast between the concepts of the "sculpture garden" as a cultivated setting for contemplating artworks and the "garden sculpture" as a vernacular ornamental object.

Art Exhibition previously on at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, United States.
From Friday 10 June 2016 to Sunday 25 September 2016

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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 choreographs 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 is organized by Scott Rothkopf, Deputy Director for Programs and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator and Laura Phipps, assistant curator