Photo: David Allison
For her eponymous solo show, Virginia Overton used items scattered throughout The Kitchen, re-purposing black and silver steel pipes, light bulbs, two-by-four wooden planks, theatrical lights, and worn pedestals, among others, to highlight the tripartite nexus between artist, material, and space. She spent a week in The Kitchen sifting through materials and supplies holed up in closets, offices, back rooms, drawers, and storage spaces. The resulting sculptural installations found Overton placing these minor materials in tension with the surrounding architecture in ways that were equally careful and clean without toppling the pristine contours of the white cube. Positioned this way, the materials were framed as manicured refuse. The exhibition was curated by Matthew Lyons.