Installed across the North Galleries and the 9 x 9 x 9 space, the exhibition features new work including sculpture and large-scale installation.
Overton’s working process is driven by experiment and is often site-responsive and intuitive, beginning with the volumetric understanding of a space in three dimensions. Favouring natural or reclaimed building materials such as wooden planks, stone, glass or metal, her minimal sculptures and installations foreground the physiological encounter, using the drama of proportion, weight and balance to allow the powerful, sensory qualities and inherent associations of the materials to come through.
Using a combination of elements, some pre-made in the studio and some constructed during the exhibition’s installation, each work informs the next in a responsive back-and-forth between artist, architecture and medium. In this way, an exhibition can proceed in unexpected directions and elements can be reconfigured into different works. She has said: ‘The migration of materials is integral to the work. For instance, in my studio, I constantly make works. I live with them for a while and then often dismantle them to create new ones. So certain materials might exist in several different pieces. Similarly, I’ve made installations that are comprised of materials that then get dispersed and made into different works or installations.’