Though she has worked in New York City since the early 2000s, Nashville-born artist Virginia Overton maintains strong connections with Middle Tennessee, where her family has owned a farm for more than a century. For her site-specific installations, Overton seeks out the creative potential in everyday materials. Through elements such as moving water, fragrant cedar, plants, pick-up trucks, and rusty pipes, Overton’s works appeal to the senses, and from disparate parts she creates balance and equilibrium. Overton has had solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Bern, Storm King Art Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and in 2018, she was the first woman artist to have a solo exhibition at the Socrates Sculpture Park.

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