‘Therein the Beauty’, a Group Exhibition to Open at Marinaro

 

 

 

Jessica Dickinson, Beneath- Then, 2018-2021, Pastel and dirt on paper with holes and cuts, 50 x 42.25 inches (127 x 107.3 cm)

Marinaro is pleased to present Therein the Beauty, a group exhibition featuring the work of artists Jennifer Calivas, Matthew Chambers, Chang Sujung, Cynthia Daignault, Jessica Dickinson, Matt Grubb, Ilana Harris-Babou, Bridget Mullen, and Michael Stamm. Therein, the Beauty presents connection and loss as intertwined states, rather than feelings that are in opposition to the other. The artists in this exhibition explore this relationship from several different pathways.

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Lindsay Burke: Stain Maker to Open at Marinaro

 

 

 

Lindsay Burke, Sad Fallopians, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)

Marinaro is pleased to present Stain Maker, Lindsay Burke’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.

In Stain Maker we see the artist’s continued interest in the body as a locus for transformation. Bodies themselves are stain makers: they grow, shed, discharge, regenerate, and decay over time. These bodily functions that appear in the exhibition mirror larger notions of creation and destruction, both within the body and the world around it.

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Claude Lawrence: Reflections on Porgy & Bess at Venus Over Manhattan

 

 

 

Claude Lawrence, The Inquisitors, 2022. Oil on canvas; 75 1/2 x 107 in (191.8 x 271.8 cm). Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to announce Reflections on Porgy & Bess, a major solo exhibition of new paintings by Chicago-born, New York-based artist Claude Lawrence. Spanning the gallery’s spaces at 39 and 55 Great Jones Street, this presentation—Lawrence’s first with Venus—debuts a suite of exuberant, monumentally scaled canvases created in response to composer George Gershwin’s 1935 masterpiece Porgy & Bess. Lawrence’s abstract paintings unfold sequentially, echoing the opera’s sweep and emotional impact through the artist’s radiant abstraction and confident improvisation.

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Rev Up Your Engines for Michael Kagan: Pole Position at Venus Over Manhattan

 

 

 

Michael Kagan, “Pole Position,” 2024. Oil on linen; 60 x 45 in (152.4 x 114.3 cm). Image courtesy of the artist and Venus Over Manhattan Gallery.

Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Pole Position by artist Michael Kagan. Pole Position debuts Kagan’s exhilarating Formula One portraits, a series which features racecar drivers and their machines. This work represents a significant shift for Kagan, diverging from the depictions of astronauts, spacecrafts, cockpits, and mountaintops which first brought him acclaim. The title, Pole Position, refers to the lead car on the starting grid, as determined by the fastest driver during qualifying races.

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GODZILLA: Echoes From the 1990s Asian American Arts Network at Eric Firestone Gallery

 

 

 

Hung Liu, Cookie Queen, 1994, oil on shaped canvas, 67 x 48 in., 170.2 x 121.9 cm (HUNGL001). Image courtesy of the artist and Eric Firestone Gallery

Eric Firestone Gallery is pleased to announce a major exhibition exploring the history of Godzilla Asian American Arts Network, which was active in the 1990s. The exhibition will showcase the work of individual artists involved with the network at the time. Spanning two gallery spaces, the show includes established artists and also amplifies the voices of artists who have not been centered in the canon, and who made their careers showing in alternative spaces.

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Yuichiro Ukai at Venus Over Manhattan Coming to Great Jones Street, Noho

 

 

 


Untitled (No. 62), 2023. Colored pencil, marker and ink on cardboard; 29 x 32 1/2 in (73.7 x 82.5 cm). All images of works by Yuichiro Ukai, courtesy the artist, Yukiko Koide Presents, Kyoto, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Beginning Friday, November 17th, Venus Over Manhattan will present the first solo exhibition in the United States of work by Japanese artist Yuichiro Ukai, organized in collaboration with the Kyoto gallerist Yukiko Koide of Yukiko Koide Presents.

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‘Retinal Hysteria’ Curated by Robert Storr to Open at Venus Over Manhattan, Great Jones

 

 

 

Jim Shaw, Large Trump Chaos II, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery, and Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Beginning November 16, 2023, Venus Over Manhattan will present Retinal Hysteria, an expansive two-venue exhibition curated by Robert Storr, who was previously Senior Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, and Dean of the Yale University School of Art.

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‘The Triumph of Death’ ~ a Group Exhibition at Marinaro Gallery

 

 

 

Catalina Ouyang, reliquary corpus (Les Enfants Blanchard, 1937), 2022, Pine, plaster, color pigment, shellac, wood stain, horse hair, shells, epoxy clay, beeswax, 16 x 24 x 24 inches (40.6 x 61 x 61 cm)

Marinaro Gallery will open its doors to ‘The Triumph of Death’, a group exhibition inhabiting Gallery Two. This exhibition interrogates the formalism and material usage of the Renaissance period, as well as delves into the conceptual underpinnings that defined the era. Using Bruegel’s The Triumph of Death as a jumping off point, the works examine how these concepts have evolved into a contemporary context, across intergenerational and multimedia practices.

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Angelina Jolie to Preserve Andy Warhol/Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 57 Great Jones Street with Launch of Atelier Jolie

 

 

 

57 Great Jones Street, NYC

In an effort to preserve the integrity of the space that once was the creative space for Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, the actress and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie, will launch Atelier Jolie, at the historic 57 Great Jones Street, serving under-represented tailors and artisans from around the world by creating apprenticeships.

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Cornelius Annor: A Fabric of Time and Family at Venus Over Manhattan Great Jones

 

 

 

AmandeE (A Country’s Inheritance), 2023. Acrylic, fabric and fabric transfer on canvas; 65 3/4 x 41 3/4 in (167 x 106 cm) ~ A Night with Frela, 2023. Acrylic, fabric and fabric transfer on canvas; 83 7/8 x 59 7/8 in (213 x 152 cm). Images of works by Cornelius Annor, courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York

Beginning March 16, Venus Over Manhattan will present Cornelius Annor: A Fabric of Time and Family, an exhibition of new paintings by the Accra-based artist whose vibrant canvases offer glimpses of Ghanian life through figures in states of gathering, leisure, and repose. In the series of fifteen works on view, Annor depicts scenes culled from photo albums, archives, recollections, and imaginings—a group of paintings that radiate kinship and harken to both classical art historical paradigms and the unique aesthetics of modern African portraiture.

On view through April 22 at the gallery’s Great Jones Street location, this presentation marks the artist’s second solo exhibition with Venus Over Manhattan.

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‘Anastasia Bay: The Stumbler’s Parade’ to Open at Venus Over Manhattan on Great Jones Street

 

 

 

Image credit: Anastasia Bay, The Stumbler’s Parade (Landscape), 2022. Pastel and acrylic on canvas; 78 3/4 x 104 1/4 in (200 x 265 cm). Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Venus Over Manhattan will open its doors to Anastasia Bay: The Sumbler’s Parade, an exhibition of new work by the Brussels-based artist. Comprising a series of twelve paintings inspired by Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s masterpiece The Blind Leading the Blind (1568), the exhibition is Bay’s first in New York City, and her debut presentation with Venus Over Manhattan. On view February 9th.

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‘Robert Colescott: Women’ at Venus Over Manhattan, Great Jones Street in Noho

 

 

 

OlympicEvent, 1972. Acrylic on canvas; 78 1/4 x 58 1/2 in (198.8 x 148.6 cm). Photo: Joshua White/JWPictures.com ~ ~ Pancho Villa, 1971. Acrylic on Egyptian linen; 78 3/4 x 58 3/4 in (199.7 x 149.2 cm). Private Collection.

Venus Over Manhattan  is pleased to present Robert Colescott: Women, an exhibition organized to trace the development of the artist’s depictions of female subjects over the course of his sixty-year career. Serving as a coda to the recent, critically-lauded traveling museum retrospective Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott, this presentation charts the evolution of Colescott’s ambitious practice through some thirty works produced between 1955 and 1996. Organized in close collaboration with The Robert H. Colescott Separate Property Trust, Venus Over Manhattan’s exhibition is the first to trace the development of Colescott’s representations of women through major works from key moments in his career.

Robert Colescott: Women will be on view at Venus Over Manhattan’s downtown location at 55 Great Jones Street from November 15, 2022 through January 14, 2023.

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Susumu Kamijo: Jack & Venus at Venus Over Manhattan on Great Jones Street + Jack Hanley Gallery, TriBeCa

 

 

 

Susumu Kamijo, The Two (2022), Acrylic, flashe vinyl paint, pastel pencil on canvas, 55 x 66 in (139.7 x 167.6 cm) All images of works by Susumu Kamijo: courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York

Beginning October 12th, Venus Over Manhattan will debut Jack & Venus, an exhibition of new paintings by New York-based Japanese artist Susumu Kamijo, at the gallery’s 55 Great Jones Street. This presentation comprises one part of a two-venue show: Jack Hanley Gallery will simultaneously open an exhibition under the same title in its TriBeCa space. Kamijo is critically admired for graphic compositions featuring abstracted poodles as vehicles for an ongoing exploration of pattern, color, and sur- face. With the works in Jack & Venus, the artist has incorporated new components—birds and foliage—expanding his deceptively charming visual vocabulary. The group of eleven vivacious paintings on view at Venus have been executed in a horizontal format— another shift in Kamijo’s approach—and with the artist’s delightfully expressionistic brushwork.

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‘Can Women Have One Man Shows?” Nina Yankowitz Paintings, 1960s-70s at Eric Firestone Gallery in Noho this September, 2022

 

 

 

Nina Yankowitz, Hiding Edges, 1971, acrylic spray with compressor one canvas,, dimensions variable. Image courtesy Eric Firestone Gallery.

Eric Firestone Gallery announced today its representation of Nina Yankowitz (b. 1946), a founding member of the iconic feminist collective Heresies, who since the 1960s has produced a daring body of abstract work imbued with formal and social justice concerns. Eric Firestone Gallery will feature her dynamic unstretched paintings in its debut solo exhibition on the artist, “Can Women Have One-Man Shows?”: Nina Yankowitz Paintings, 1960s–70s, on view from September 9 through October 16.

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Keiichi Tanaami: Manhattan Universe to Open at Venus Over Manhattan Great Jones Street

 

 

 

Ecstasy of Eyes, 2022. Pigmented ink, acrylic silkscreen medium, crushed glass, glitter, acrylic paint on canvas; Diptych, each panel: 57 x 39 3/8 in (145 x 100 cm) Overall: 57 x 78 3/4 in (145 x 200 cm).

Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to announce its first exhibition with revered Tokyo-based artist Keiichi Tanaami (b. 1936). Breaking rank by bridging traditions of manga and ukiyo-e with Pop in the postwar period, Tanaami shocked the collective nervous system by incorporating Western contemporary cultural references drawn from animated cartoons and commercial advertisements, giving rise to a truly modern visual language that continues to exert international influence. Opening September 8th, the exhibition includes new monumental paintings; intimately-scaled canvases from the artist’s compulsively constructed Pleasure of Picasso series; and the recent video work Red Shadow—all in Tanaami’s optically dazzling style. His deployment of blazing color, dizzying layers of imagery, and canny mixture of American and Japanese cultural references capture the movement and energy of a society at once in constant motion and in search of desperately needed peace. Keiichi Tanaami: Manhattan Universe will be on view at the gallery’s 55 Great Jones Street location through October 8th, 2022.

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NYC Parks Cuts Ribbons on Rapkin-Gayle Plaza, SoHo and Manuel Plaza, NoHo

 

 

 

Ribbon cutting at Manuel Plaza. Photo credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

Today, NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue and NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Rohit T. Aggarwala today cut the ribbon on two newly constructed plazas in Lower Manhattan. Beginning at the new Rapkin-Gayle Plaza, they were joined by Borough President Mark Levine, State Senator Brian Kavanagh, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Council Member Christopher Marte, Community Board 2 Chair Jeannine Kiely, David Rapkin, son of Chester Rapkin, and members of the community. Following the first ribbon cutting, they were joined by State Senator Brad Hoylman, Council Member Carlina Rivera, Kei Williams and Isa Reyes from the Black Gotham Experience, Emily Hillwright Director of Operations at the Merchant’s House Museum and community members to cut a second ribbon on Manuel Plaza. The new plazas add much-needed open space to the area while retaining access for DEP operations.

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Celebrating 10th Year, Venus Over Manhattan Inaugurates 2nd Gallery at 55 Great Jones Street with Artist Ana Benaroya

 

 

 

Street view of Venus Over Manhattan’s new space at 55 Great Jones Street, NYC
Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan

On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to announce that the gallery will open a second New York City location at 55 Great Jones Street between Lafayette Street and the Bowery, beside the historic carriage house that was formerly owned by Andy Warhol and housed the studio of Jean-Michael Basquiat. Venus’ new 4,000 square foot downtown space will complement the gallery’s Upper East Side townhouse location at 120 East 65th Street, and will be inaugurated on April 8th, 2022 with an exhibition of new work by Ana Benaroya.

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Marinaro Inaugurates New Gallery Space in Noho with Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli: Intermission

 

 

 

Image: Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli Roe, Row, Row!, 2021 Oil on canvas with beads 20 x 20 inches (50.8 x 50.8 cm

Marinaro will inaugurate its new Gallery One space at 678 Broadway with a solo exhibition by Missoula-based artist Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli. This body of work continues Herlihy-Paoli’s ongoing series exploring environmental, social, and political issues that permeate contemporary society. The artist is known for her frequent use of curtains and the theater set in her paintings, incorporating them as a vehicle to place her subjects center stage both physically and metaphorically.

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