An Evening with Virginia Overton

Artist Talk
Thursday, April 20, 2017

New York based artist Virginia Overton discusses working in a site-specific manner, the consideration of materials, and artworks that were made for the exhibition The Disagreeable Object.

The night includes a tasting of Overton’s sculpture Untitled (Ham, Chandelier),  a cured Mangalitsa ham from her sister’s Wedge Oak Farm in Lebenon, Tennessee. The ham was previously shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art from June 10–September 25, 2016 and was installed in the dining room of The House.

Overton is the first invited artist for the Visiting Artist Series, a program that establishes a dialog between the visiting artist and the David Ireland House, including The 500 Capp Street Foundation’s archive of Ireland’s artwork and ephemera.