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Robert Overby, Magnetic Stretch, July 5, 1970, polyvinyl chloride and resin, 48 × 60 × 3".

Robert Overby

GAMeC - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo

Robert Overby, Magnetic Stretch, July 5, 1970, polyvinyl chloride and resin, 48 × 60 × 3".

Robert Overby: Works 1969–1987” provided an extraordinary opportunity to retrace the investigations into the usually unexpressed potentials of material in the work of this too-little-known artist. For Overby, who was born in 1935 and died in 1993, material was the site of all transformations; a partner to the artist, responding to his actions with its own; and—in the final analysis—a mystery, a harbinger of beauty. The exhibition, curated by Alessandro Rabottini in cooperation with the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva (where the show opened), the Bergen Kunsthall in Norway (where the show is on view through October), and Le Consortium in Dijon, France (which will be the exhibition’s final stop in January 2015), featured more than fifty works from both European and American collections. Its organization documented the ways in which Overby, using media and techniques

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