Virginia Overton will create a site-specific installation, originating in an intuitive and direct response to the majestic and unrivaled Neo-Brutalist space of MOCA’s Great Hall. Through a process of trial and error, Overton often creates sculpture that responds actively to the architecture of a particular environment resulting in an installation that is simultaneously dramatic and minimal. Imbued with an ethos of economy, her way of working synchs fortuitously with Tucson’s abundant supply of detritus and industrial remnants. Her fondness for elemental materials and frequent use of found or discarded objects will manifest itself during a residency at the museum leading up to the exhibition.
Virginia Overton was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1971 and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her solo exhibitions include The David Ireland House, San Francisco (2017); The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY (2016-7); The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (2016); White Cube, London (2015 and 2016); Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY (2014); Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (2013); The Power Station, Dallas, TX (2013) and The Kitchen, NY (2012). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions and projects including Lever House, NY (2017); ICA Philadelphia, PA (2016); Art Basel Parcours, Switzerland (2016); Pier 54, High Line Art, NY (2012-13, 2014); and MoMA PS1, NY (2010).