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Virginia Overton, ‘Untitled’, 2017, Spencer Brownstone Gallery
Virginia Overton, ‘Untitled’, 2017, Spencer Brownstone Gallery
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Untitled, 2017

Acrylic, wood piling, and cedar
59 × 64 1/2 × 66 in
149.9 × 163.8 × 167.6 cm
$30,000 - 40,000
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About the work
Virginia Overton
American, b. 1971
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Virginia Overton builds her sculptures of out what have been deemed "masculine" materials such as Sheetrock, mud, and wood beams, defying standards of female art-making practices. Often compared with the rubber sculptures of Eva Hesse, Overton's works have an elegant simplicity in their rough-hewn, unfinished appearances. By using discarded materials from construction sites, Overton honors the difficulty of manual labor and blue-collar work, a crucial part of her upbringing in rural Tennessee. Overton is also known for her fluorescent light sculptures, working with the stark minimalist geometries of artists like Dan Flavin, but wraps her neon tubes with translucent scans of her hair. She has said, “I didn’t think of it as a feminine gesture when I started using my hair, but I can’t look at it and not see it that way now.”

Virginia Overton, ‘Untitled’, 2017, Spencer Brownstone Gallery
Virginia Overton, ‘Untitled’, 2017, Spencer Brownstone Gallery
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About the work
Virginia Overton
American, b. 1971
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Virginia Overton builds her sculptures of out what have been deemed "masculine" materials such as Sheetrock, mud, and wood beams, defying standards of female art-making practices. Often compared with the rubber sculptures of Eva Hesse, Overton's works have an elegant simplicity in their rough-hewn, unfinished appearances. By using discarded materials from construction sites, Overton honors the difficulty of manual labor and blue-collar work, a crucial part of her upbringing in rural Tennessee. Overton is also known for her fluorescent light sculptures, working with the stark minimalist geometries of artists like Dan Flavin, but wraps her neon tubes with translucent scans of her hair. She has said, “I didn’t think of it as a feminine gesture when I started using my hair, but I can’t look at it and not see it that way now.”

Untitled, 2017

Acrylic, wood piling, and cedar
59 × 64 1/2 × 66 in
149.9 × 163.8 × 167.6 cm
$30,000 - 40,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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