For this exhibition Overton has worked with the gallery space, creating new, site responsive works using locally sourced, recycled materials that continue her playful use and investigation of different materials.
Marked by minimal and elegant economy, Overton’s large-scale sculptures and installations are intuitive and adaptive, focusing on volume and space and the inherent physicality of their component parts. Her process is a journey of trial and error whereby works are mostly created on site.
Overton uses materials more commonly associated with building or construction, such as wood, metal, florescent lighting, mirrored acrylic, lumber, rope and cement. These, as well as appropriate readymade such as sandbags, chairs, ladders or pipes, which often obstruct and bisect the space, are used to highlight the specific dynamics and architectural motifs or to alter the space’s layout and flow.
Virginia Overton 16 January – 14 March 2015
White Cube Mason’s Yard (25 – 26 Mason’s Yard, London, SW1Y 6BU)