Basil Kincaid: River, Frog and Crescent Moon to Open at Venus Over Manhattan

 

 

 

Basil Kincaid, Praise around the Seed, 2022. Em- broidery and hand-woven cotton fiber on canvas; 67 x 88 in (170.2 x 223.5 cm). Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Celebrating improvisation, freedom of imagination, and a continuous process of self-discovery through making, St. Louis, and Accra-based Basil Kincaid is a post-disciplinary artist known for textile compositions that mine what he calls a “spiritual inheritance.” On September 7, 2022, Venus Over Manhattan will present River, Frog and Crescent Moon, the artist’s first New York solo exhibition, featuring a series of recent quilted, embroidered, and sculpted works. Kincaid’s pieces are often made from “emotionally charged materials,” including the cast-off clothes of loved ones, and involve a time-intensive collage technique that channels the inheritance of a multi-generational familial practice of quilting. The exhibition will be on view through October 8th at the gallery’s Upper East Side location.

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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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Venus Over Manhattan Opens its Doors to ‘Small Paintings’

 

 

Seth Becker, Cat in Knight’s Costume 2022. Oil on panel; 12 1/4 x 10 in (31.1 x 25.4 cm). Courtesy the artist, Pamela Salisbury Gallery, New York, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Small Paintings, an exhibition featuring the work of forty-eight artists. Comprising nearly eighty works, the presentation will be on view from June 28 through July 29 at the gallery’s Upper East Side Location.

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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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Katie Stout: Verdant Malformations at Venus Over Manhattan

 

 

 

Katie Stout, Janet, 2021; Ceramic, bronze, glass, gold luster; 69 x 32 x 17 in (175.3 x 81.3 x 43.2 cm) Photos: Blaine Davis

Venus Over Manhattan will open its doors to Verdant Malformations, an exhibition of new works by Katie Stout on April 6th.

Stout’s sculptures, referencing the excessive detail of Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s still-life portraits and the dystopian visions of Hieronymus Bosch, evoke states of material decay and regeneration. Her over-ripe, perishing natural forms serve as memento mori, but also as a reminders of life’s resilience. Bold but delicate, Stout’s constructions advance her ongoing exploration of the female form as a site upon which our culture enacts its preoccupations with ornament, allure, and value.

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Créolité: Andrew LaMar Hopkins to be Inaugural Exhibition at Venus Over Manhattan’s New Gallery Space on East 65th Street, NYC

 

 

 

Andrew LaMar Hopkins, Creole Tranquility (2020); Acrylic on canvas board; 14 x 11 in(35.6 x 27.9 cm). All images: © Andrew LaMar Hopkins. Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Venus Over Manhattan will inaugurate its new gallery space at 120 East 65th Street by opening an exhibition of new paintings by Andrew LaMar Hopkins, curated by Alison M. Gingeras. Entitled Créolité, the artist’s first solo gallery exhibition in New York features more than fifteen works, including new portraits, miniatures, and the artist’s signature architectural tableaux, that all relate to the complexity of Creole identities and the antebellum history of the Gulf States in the American South.

Créolité will be on view at Venus through November 6th. The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated publication featuring important archival images selected by Andrew LaMar Hopkins, an introductory essay by Alison M. Gingeras, and an extended interview with the artist.

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