Deluxe by Virginia OvertonOPENS 3/9/2012 ENDS 3/30/2012 The Power Station
3816 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75226
For Virginia Overton, the truck is a working tool embodied with stored labor. Rather than a symbolic object of desire in the mode of the co-opted muscle car, she recognizes the truck as a worker. Like most of her tools and materials, the truck functions as an agent for labor production. Overton once drove an old pickup truck from Norfolk, Virginia to Memphis,Tennessee. This act became a means for a sculptural gesture. Along the way she casually collected material found roadside, including: discarded lumber, furniture and other commodities drained of their use value.