From the tow arm of this pick-up truck, Overton hangs a steel tank, creating a mobile sculpture on a mobile vehicle. The entire surface of the truck and industrial tank is covered with a blanket of deep blue car paint so that all elements of the work cohere into a singular union. The paint explores the pickup as a tool, a symbol of a mobility and ambition, and as a sculptural material. The repurposed casing functions as both a seat and as an aperture, to be used as viewing station to frame other elements of the park and views of the landscape.
Virginia Overton was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1971 and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Solo exhibitions include Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (2018); Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Arizona (2017); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2016); The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2014); Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany (2013); Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (2013); The Power Station, Dallas, Texas (2013); and The Power House, Memphis, Tennessee (2007). Group exhibitions include Front Triennial, Cleveland (2018); Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, Michigan (2017); and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2016).