Landcraft Garden Foundation is pleased to announce that Virginia Overton is the subject of the 2023 season of Sculpture in the Garden at Landcraft Gardens in Mattituck, curated by Ugo Rondinone.
“Virginia Overton is to be applauded for bringing into the history of sculpture a unique sensibility, a haunting voice, and images of such incisive clarity that they can permanently alter your perceptions,” Rondinone said. “The work is bare, elegant, precise, funny, and grounded firmly in close observation of both the natural world and human psychology. She balances these often-startling juxtapositions with simple settings of straightforward found objects, making the complexity of her art a matter of depth and surface. What results is an environment with a state of being like a psychedelic garden where powerful objects attract, repel, and ultimately absorb all living things into their vivifying field.”
A hidden gem on the North Fork of Long Island, Landcraft Gardens offers four acres of botanical gardens surrounded by nearly ten acres of meadows, which are open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays. The Foundation seeks to activate the artistic community of the North Fork with annual exhibitions that provide opportunities to view sculpture in dialogue with natural flora. The inaugural Sculpture in the Garden was launched in 2021 with the work of artist Ned Smyth, Last year the series featured sculpture by the artists Sam Moyer and Eddie Martinez. Both exhibitions were curated by Rondinone, a member of the Landcraft Garden Foundation Art Advisory Board.