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Virginia Overton

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Virginia Overton
American, b. 1971

Untitled (4×8 view), 2022
Steel trusses and steel pipe
Museum purchase with partial funds from the Scott Mueller Family in honor of Virginia
2022.1

Fabricated specifically for Cheekwood, Untitled (4×8 view) is made of a steel I-beam frame with dozens of repurposed metal pipes of different sizes. When viewed head-on, the sculpture creates the effect of looking through a kaleidoscope, fragmenting one’s view while also highlighting the surrounding landscape in changing seasons. The work is the third in a series of similar sculptures by Overton, with the first two currently held in private collections in both the U.S. and Europe.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1971, Overton currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She has established an active, international presence while maintaining strong connections to Middle Tennessee, where her family has owned a farm for more than a century. Overton’s work – which comprises installation, sculpture, and photography – explores the profound potential of everyday materials. She transforms organic elements as well as pickup trucks, rusty pipes, and other discarded industrial materials into sculptures that respond to and shape their surrounding environments.

Virginia Overton (American, b. 1971), Untitled (4×8 view), 2022, Steel trusses and steel pipe, Museum purchase with partial funds from the Scott Mueller Family in honor of Virginia, 2022.1.

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