Maren Hassinger & Virginia Overton: 60th Anniversary Virtual Program
6:00pm — 7:00pm
Storm King Art Center celebrates its 60th Anniversary with a series of free, virtual artist talks.
About this Event
Since 1960, Storm King has been dedicated to stewarding the hills, meadows, and forests of its site and surrounding landscape. Building on the visionary thinking of its founders, Storm King supports artists and some of their most ambitious works.
Join us to hear artists as they come together to celebrate our 60th Anniversary and discuss the power of art in nature at Storm King and beyond.
Attendees will receive a Zoom webinar link one-hour prior to the event.
MAREN HASSINGER earned her BA from Bennington College and her MFA from University of California, Los Angeles. Hassinger lives and works in New York City following her 20 year tenure as the Director of the Rinehart School of Graduate Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art. During a career that has spanned more than four decades, Hassinger has explored relationships between the industrial and natural worlds, and issues of equality, in a practice that is both meditative, critical, and collaborative.
Selected recent solo exhibitions include Monuments (Corner #1) at Connecticut Avenue Overlook, Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C. (upcoming); Tree of Knowledge at Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL (2019); Passing Through at Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK (2019); Monuments at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA (2019); Monuments in Marcus Garvey Park for the Studio Museum Harlem, New York (2018); The Spirit of Things, Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA, which traveled to Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (2018); Maren Hassinger: A Retrospective, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA (2015).
Hassinger is represented by Susan Inglett Gallery in New York City.
VIRGINIA OVERTON was born in Tennessee and currently lives and works in New York. Solo exhibitions have been presented at Bortolami, NY; Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich; Don River Valley Park, Toronto; Socrates Sculpture Park, NY; MoCA Tucson; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT; White Cube, London; ICA Miami; Storm King Art Center, Mountainville; Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster; Kunsthalle Bern; The Kitchen, NY; and The Power Station, Dallas. She has been included in group exhibitions and projects include Goldsmiths CCA, London; Hayward Gallery, London; Commuter Biennial, Miami; Art OMI, Ghent; Future Audio Graphics, NY; Frieze Sculpture, London; FRONT International, Cleveland; MAY68, NY; Lever House, NY; 500 Capp Street, San Francisco; ICA, Philadelphia; Parcours, Art Basel; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; High Line Art, NY; MoMA PS1, NY; and SculptureCenter, NY. Overton currently has an exhibition at White Cube, Hong Kong through November 14, 2020.
Learn more about Storm King Art Center’s 2014 exhibition Outlooks: Virginia Overton
In lieu of our Annual Gala in New York City, we invite you to participate and support Storm King in a new way this fall. From October 1 – 15, we will celebrate our 60-year commitment to art in nature with free virtual programs featuring Storm King artists, curators, and collaborators, plus an online benefit auction on Artsy featuring works generously donated by Storm King artists.
Visit stormking60.org for more information and to preview the auction.