Virginia Overton at White Cube 23.01.15

Virginia Overton’s show at Mason’s Yard improvises with lengths of rough cut white wood. In the ground floor gallery they are flexed between opposing corners of ceiling and floor to create a dark rustic shelter. In the larger lower gallery the same wooden planks have been used to create long open-ended boxes hung from the ceiling, perfectly balanced on cables and nylon straps. In the smaller lobby planks are stacked in a corner one on top of another in a herringbone pattern.

Overton’s works are usually created on site, reacting to the location through trial and error. Her materials are those of the builder’s yard and construction sites, often appropriating objects like ladders, chairs and sandbags.