Wangechi Mutu / Virginia Overton - On view April 18

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Wangech Mutu, Humming (detail), 2010. Mixed media, ink, paint, glitter, fake pearls, and collage on Mylar 94 x 79 inches. Bert Kreuk Collection, The Netherlands

On view: April 18 – July 6, 2014

Opening Reception: April 17, 7-9 pm

Eventbrite - Virginia Overton / Wangechi Mutu Opening Receptions

Combining materials and imagery from sources as diverse as African traditions, international politics, the high fashion industry, and science fiction, Wangechi Mutu creates multidisciplinary works that depict fantastical worlds as places for profound exploration of race, gender and power. The New York Times calls this exhibition "visually ravishing."

“Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey” is curated and organized by Trevor Schoonmaker, the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.


Wangechi Mutu

Friday, April 18, 2014 7pm

Eventbrite - Art Talk: Virginia Overton

Wangechi Mutu is considered one of the most inventive and critically-engaged artists of her generation. She will discuss her acclaimed exhibition “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey” with curator Trevor Schoonmaker of the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, who curated and organized the exhibition.

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Virginia Overton, Untitled (Color) 2011 (detail), Lightbox construction, acrylic and inkjet print on paper, 35 5/8 by 23 5/8 by 6 3/16 in

On view: April 18 – July 6, 2014

Opening Reception: April 17, 7-9 pm

Eventbrite - Virginia Overton / Wangechi Mutu Opening Receptions

Virginia Overton's new large-scale and site-responsive exhibition "Flat Rock" features works from the artist’s studio and commissioned sculpture comprised of objects sourced in the area around the exhibition site which reframe the relationship between work and environment.

"Virginia Overton: Flat Rock" is organized by Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami and curated by Alex Gartenfeld, Interim Director and Chief Curator.

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Virginia Overton

Saturday, May 31, 2014 2pm

Eventbrite - Art Talk: Virginia Overton

Virginia Overton will discuss her most recent projects and inspiration for "Flat Rock", her first solo-museum exhibition in the U.S. with MOCA Interim Director and Curator Alex Gartenfeld. Originally from Tennessee, Overton has been featured in over 30 exhibitions since 2010. In May, one of her newly commissioned works will be on view at the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY.


Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey - “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey” has been made possible in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Duke University’s Council for the Arts, and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Major support is provided by Marilyn M. Arthur; The Ford Foundation; Katherine Thorpe; and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Additional generous support is provided by Duke University’s Council for the Arts; Gladstone Gallery, New York; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; Deborah DeMott; Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger; Kelly Braddy Van Winkle and Lance Van Winkle; Graduate Liberal Studies at Duke University; Mindy and Guy Solie; Richard Tigner; Gail Belvett; Ann Chanler and Andrew Schneman; Diane Evia-Lanevi and Ingemar Lanevi; and Angela O. Terry. MOCA’s showing of the exhibition is made possible by an endowment to the museum established by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Additional support has been provided by City National Bank, Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour, Jorge & Giselle Calleja, Michael & Sandy Collins, Barbara Z. Herzberg, Lorena & Evelio Gomez, Ray Ellen & Allan Yarkin, and Ola Restaurant Miami Beach. Shipping has been generously provided in part by Kushner Moving Group.

Virginia Overton: Flat Rock - Additional support has been provided by Dr. Kira & Mr. Neil Flanzraich, Ellen Kern, Inigo Philbrick & Francisca Mancini, Andre Sahkai, and Ola Restaurant Miami Beach. Shipping has been generously provided in part by Kushner Moving Group.

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