Sculpture in the Garden 2023

Photo credit: Randee Daddona 2023

Virginia Overton  

On View Fridays & Saturdays, June 3 – October 28, 2023

The Landcraft Garden Foundation is pleased to invite you to Sculpture in the Garden 2023 Virginia Overton, June 3 – October 28. World-renowned artist Ugo Rondinone has curated the installation with sculptures by celebrated artist Virginia Overton, who is represented by Bortolami Gallery in NYC. The exhibition, which is also funded by the Huntington Arts Council, allows visitors to experience and interact with outdoor sculpture against a dramatic garden setting.


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, 10 am – 4 pm. 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 series launched in summer 2021 with the work of artist Ned Smyth, also curated by Rondinone.


Virginia Overton (b.1971, Tennessee, United States) lives and works in New York. She creates sculpture and installation, repurposing materials commonly associated with factories, farms, and construction. By means of both subtle and drastic interventions, Overton recontextualizes these ordinary objects, revealing their intrinsic properties which highlights the wear accrued by passing time. Many of her works are assembled with industrial materials that have been reconfigured to take the composition of naturalistic forms.

In 2022, Overton had solo exhibitions at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London, UK (2022) and Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN. She was included in the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, The Milk of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani (2022) and commissioned by the Queens Museum (New York) and the LaGuardia Arts Program to create and install a permanent installation at the Delta Terminal at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York. First exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Overton’s Untitled (Tulip) sculpture will be exhibited in Orbetello, Italy with Hypermaremma Spring 2023. In Autumn 2023  Overton will mount a solo presentation of outdoor works at Monteverdi, Italy.


Ugo Rondinone’s (b. 1964, Brunnen, Switzerland) work is currently being exhibited at the Parrish Art Museum (Water Mill, NY) in Artists Choose Parrish, April 16 to August 6, 2023 and at MUSÉE D’ART ET D’HISTOIRE DE GENÈVE, January 26, 2023 – June 18, 2023. Exhibitions of his work have been seen at Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York; Medellín Museum of Modern Art, Colombia; Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland; Fundación Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico; Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark; Tate Liverpool, UK; Bass Museum of Art, Miami; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow.

In 2016, Rondinone’s large-scale public work Seven Magic Mountains opened outside Las Vegas, co-produced by the Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art. In 2017, Rondinone curated a city-wide exhibition, “Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno,” which was presented in twelve New York non-profit institutions: Artists Space, High Line Art, Howl! Happening, Hunter College Art Galleries, the Kitchen, New Museum, Red Bull Arts New York, Rubin Museum of Art, SkyArt, Swiss Institute, White Columns and 80WSE Gallery. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include: Esther Schipper, Berlin; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Rome; SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand; Sadie Coles HQ, London; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Belvedere 21, Vienna; Galerie Krobath, Vienna; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; and the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Rondinone lives and works in New York City and Mattituck.

This exhibition is made possible with funds from Bortolami and the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council.