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Virginia Overton: Sculpture Gardens

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


For the second commissioned project on the Whitney’s fifth-floor terrace, New York-based artist Virginia Overton (b. 1971; Nashville, TN) explores the contrast between the concepts of the “sculpture garden” as a cultivated setting for contemplating artworks and the “garden sculpture” as a vernacular ornamental object. Taking inspiration from the Museum’s windy rooftop site, situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, Overton will install two towering windmills pumping air to multiple ponds planted with a variety of aquatic flowers and greenery. Read more.

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