Top Image: Virginia Overton, Untitled (Suspended Beam), 2018. Installation at Socrates Sculpture Park, 2018. Photo courtesy of Sara Morgan.

Virginia Overton: Built

This fall, the Don River Valley Park Art Program partners with New York’s Socrates Sculpture Park to adapt a series of sculptures by Virginia Overton for the Lower Don Valley. For these new works Overton re-purposes familiar materials—roof trusses, salvaged metal pipes, wooden architectural beams— transforming them into potent new sculptural forms that reflect the natural and built environments of cities like Toronto and New York.

Virginia Overton was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1971, and grew up on a farm in Lebanon, TN, which imparted in her a refined perception of the surrounding landscape and an understanding of its potential use value.  Currently, she lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, and is represented by Bortolami and White Cube galleries. Her installation for the Don River Valley Park is her first project in Canada.

The year-long installation of Built in Toronto will feature works along the Lower Don Trail and at the Evergreen Brick Works site from November 2018 to October 2019.

Join us for the public launch with the artist this fall. More information to come.