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Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Installation view of “The Interior,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 2021.

Press Release

Press Release 1

Cornelius Annor, A Night with Osibisa, 2021
 

The Interior
July 1 - 31, 2021
Opening: Thursday, July 1, 2021, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Venus Over Manhattan
120 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

Featured Artists: Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Cornelius Annor, Gideon Appah, Gina Beavers, Ana Benaroya, Matt Bollinger, Melissa Brown, Milano Chow, Lois Dodd, Nick Doyle, Bella Foster, Marley Freeman, Dan Herschlein, Jessie Homer French, Anthony Iacono, Khari Johnson-Ricks, Susumu Kamijo, Andrew LaMar Hopkins, Sophie Larrimore, Nikki Maloof, Rachel Marino, Shaina McCoy, Jordan Nassar, Chris Oh, Anna Park, Maija Peeples-Bright, Adrianne Rubenstein, Gabriella Sanchez, Emily Ludwig Shaffer, Skye Volmar


(New York, NY) – Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present The Interior. Coming after a year of enclosures in the home, studio, and other interiors, this group show explores the specific state of creativity and productive constraint of the interior, broadly understood. The works featured here articulate various experiences and forms that result from being separated from the outside world, and highlight how artists approach emotional and artistic interiors through various media and modes of expression. Some works were made during a year of lockdown, and others are earlier or more recent works, but all articulate various aspects of the interior and its many possibilities. The exhibition brings together an array of emerging and established artists.

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Milano Chow, Checkerd Floor II, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Chapter, New York.

The artistic approaches represented here fall broadly into three approaches of spatial, affective, or formal reflections on interiority. One body of works looks specifically to the interior as a spatial figure, including architectural features and the intimate scenes they frame. Works by artists including Jessie Homer French, Cornelius Annor, Andrew LaMar Hopkins, Melissa Brown, Rachel Marino, Milano Chow, and Ana Benaroya focus on spaces of lived interiority. These artists show how affects and atmospheres can be created by physical structures of privacy, containment, or domesticity.

Other artists use the interior as a starting point to highlight imagination and emotions intensified by conditions of separation and enclosure. Work by Gideon Appah imagines a dream-like landscape for subjects who appear to inhabit a private world. Matt Bollinger probes longing and affective depth in his paintings of mid-western interiors and home environments. Anthony Iacono looks at the double entendres of household objects, and Dan Herschlein shows how intense emotions register inside the body.

Press Release 4

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Three Figures Posing, 2021.

The last broad grouping of works looks to the interior on the level of form, color, or other modes of artistic expression. Works by artists including Marley Freeman, Bella Foster, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, and Gina Beavers represent a qualitative approach to interiority, driven by painterly exploration. Susumu Kamijo and Sophie Larrimore’s works use dogs as domestic protagonists to explore pattern and evocative mark-making. Jordan Nassar’s work carries the show’s reflections on interiority into the register of landscapes, and Chris Oh uses a sculptural approach to activate a physical interior in his painting Curio.


For further information about the exhibition and availability, please contact the gallery at info@venusovermanhattan.com

Press contact: press@venusovermanhattan.com

Work on paper by Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, titled Three Figures Posing II, from 2021

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, "Three Figures Posing II," 2021. Watercolor and ink on paper; 14 1/2 x 11 in (36.8 x 27.9 cm). TADJ001. Courtesy the artist, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Work on paper by Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, titled Three Figures Posing, from 2021

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, "Three Figures Posing," 2021. Watercolor and ink on paper; 12 x 10 in
(30.5 x 25.4 cm). TADJ002. Courtesy the artist, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Work on paper by Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, titled Two Figures Posing, from 2021

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, "Two Figures Posing," 2021. Watercolor and ink on paper; 14 1/2 x 11 in (36.8 x 27.9 cm). TADJ003. Courtesy the artist, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Cornelius Annor, titled A Night with Osibisa, from 2021

Cornelius Annor, "A Night with Osibisa," 2021. Fabric collage, fabric transfer and acrylic on canvas; 83 7/8 x 59 7/8 in (213 x 152.1 cm). CANN001. Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Cornelius Annor, titled Abusua Nhyiamu, from 2021

Cornelius Annor, "Abusua Nhyiamu," 2021. Fabric collage, fabric transfer and acrylic on canvas; 59 7/8 x 83 7/8 in (152 x 213 cm). CANN002. Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Gideon Appah, titled Blue Season II, from 2021

Gideon Appah, "Blue Season II," 2021. Oil, acrylic on canvas; 78 3/4 x 78 3/4 in (200 x 200 cm). APPA005. Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Work on paper by Gina Beavers, titled Painting Georgia O'Keefe on my lips, from 2021

Gina Beavers, "Painting Georgia O'Keefe on my lips," 2021. Soft pastel on paper; 19 3/4 x 27 in (50.2 x 68.6 cm). GBEA001. Courtesy the artist, Marianne Boesky Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Work on paper by Gina Beavers, titled Painting Pink Mondrian on my lips, from 2021

Gina Beavers, "Painting Pink Mondrian on my lips," 2021. Soft Pastel on paper; 19 3/4 x 27 in (50.2 x 68.6 cm). GBEA002. Courtesy the artist, Marianne Boesky Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Ana Benaroya, titled Save Your Love For Someone Like Me, from 2021

Ana Benaroya, "Save Your Love For Someone Like Me," 2021. Spray paint, acrylic paint and oil paint on canvas; 59 x 47 1/4 in (149.9 x 120 cm). ABENA001. Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Melissa Brown, titled Painting Drawing, from 2021

Melissa Brown, "Painting Drawing," 2021. Flashe, oil and acrylic on Dibond; 40 x 29 1/2 in
101.6 x 74.9 cm). MBROW001. Courtesy the artist, Derek Eller Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Matt Bollinger titled Father and Son, from 2021

Matt Bollinger, "Father and Son," 2021. Flashe and acrylic on canvas; 30 x 24 in (76.2 x 61 cm). MBOL002. Courtesy the artist, Zürcher Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Matt Bollinger, titled Weed (III), from 2021

Matt Bollinger, "Weed (III)," 2021. Flashe and acrylic on canvas; 20 x 16 in (50.8 x 40.6 cm). MBOL001. Courtesy the artist, Zürcher Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Work on paper by Milano Chow, titled Checkered Floor II, from 2020

Milano Chow, "Checkered Floor II," 2020. Graphite, ink, vinyl paint, and photo transfer on paper; Work: 12 x 40 1/4 in (30.5 x 102.2 cm) Framed: 14 3/4 x 43 in (37.5 x 109.2 cm). MCHO001. Courtesy the artist, Chapter NY, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Lois Dodd, titled Still Life on the Window Ledge, from 1973

Lois Dodd, "Still Life on the Window Ledge," 1973. Oil on masonite; 17 x 16 in (43.2 x 40.6 cm). LDODD002. Courtesy the artist, Alexandre Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Lois Dodd, titled Chair, Night Window, from 2016

Lois Dodd, "Chair, Night Window," 2016. Oil on masonite; 20 x 15 7/8 in (50.8 x 40.3 cm). LDODD001. Courtesy the artist, Alexandre Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Sculpture by Nick Doyle, titled Brat, from 2021

Nick Doyle, "Brat," 2021. Collaged denim on shaped panel; 45 x 80 x 1 1/4 in (114.3 x 203.2 x 3.2 cm). NDOYL001. Courtesy the artist, Reyes | Finn, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Work on paper by Bella Foster, titled Untitled, from 2019

Bella Foster, "Untitled," 2019. Framed gouache on paper; 20 x 16 in (50.8 x 40.6 cm). BFOS014. Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Bella Foster, titled Mermaid Playing Ukulele, from 2020

Bella Foster, "Mermaid Playing Ukulele," 2020. Acrylic on canvas; 40 x 30 in (101.6 x 76.2 cm). BFOS013. Courtesy the artist, The Pit, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Bella Foster, titled Self Portrait of a Well Adjusted Person, from 2020

Bella Foster, "Self Portrait of a Well Adjusted Person," 2020. Triptych: acrylic on canvas; Each canvas: 10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm) Overall: 10 x 24 in (25.4 x 61 cm). BFOS012. Courtesy the artist, The Pit, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Marley Freeman, titled Island, from 2012

Marley Freeman, "Island," 2012. Acrylic on canvas; 15 x 17 in (38.1 x 43.2 cm). MFRE001. Courtesy the artist, Karma, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Jessie Homer French, titled 12th Street, from 1998

Jessie Homer French, "12th Street," 1998. Oil on masonite; 25 x 37 in (63.5 x 94 cm). JHFR001. Courtesy the artist, Various Small Fires, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York

Sculpture by Dan Herschlein, titled The Soft Deformation, from 2021

Dan Herschlein, "The Soft Deformation," 2021. Wood, plaster, pigmented joint compound, milk paint, wax, graphite, color pencil; 37 x 29 1/2 x 3 1/2 in (94 x 74.9 x 8.9 cm). DHERS001. Courtesy the artist, JTT, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Andrew LaMar Hopkins, titled French Quarter Idle Gossip, from 2021

Andrew LaMar Hopkins, "French Quarter Idle Gossip," 2021. Acrylic on canvas board; 12 x 16 in (30.5 x 40.6 cm). ALHO055. Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Work on paper by Anthony Iacono, titled Foot, from 2017

Anthony Iacono, "Foot," 2017. Ink on cut and collaged paper; Work: 24 x 18 in (61 x 45.7 cm) Framed: 27 3/4 x 21 5/8 in (69.4 x 54.9 cm). AIOC002. Courtesy the artist, Marinaro Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Work on paper by Anthony Iacono, titled Racquet, from 2017

Anthony Iacono, "Racquet," 2017. Ink on cut and collaged paper; Work: 24 x 18 in (61 x 45.7 cm) Framed: 27 3/4 x 21 5/8 in (69.4 x 54.9 cm). AIOC003. Courtesy the artist, Marinaro Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Work on paper by Anthony Iacono, titled Umbrella, from 2017

Anthony Iacono, "Umbrella," 2017. Ink on cut and collaged paper; Work: 24 x 18 in (61 x 45.7 cm) Framed: 27 3/4 x 21 5/8 in (69.4 x 54.9 cm). AIOC001. Courtesy the artist, Marinaro Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Work on paper by Khari Johnson-Ricks, titled Branch Brook Park, from 2021

Khari Johnson-Ricks, "Branch Brook Park," 2021. Watercolor on Paper; 31 x 42 in (78.7 x 106.7 cm). KJOHNS001. Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Susumu Kamijo, titled Summer Holiday, from 2021

Susumu Kamijo, "Summer Holiday," 2021. Flashe vinyl paint on canvas; 60 x 48 in (152.4 x 121.9 cm). SKAMI001. Courtesy the artist, Jack Hanley Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Susumu Kamijo, titled The Traveling Companion, from 2021

Susumu Kamijo, "The Traveling Companion," 2021. Flashe Vinyl Paint on canvas; 24 x 20 in (61 x 50.8 cm). SKAMI002. Courtesy the artist, Jack Hanley Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Sophie Larrimore, titled Cul-de-sac, from 2021

Sophie Larrimore, "Cul-de-sac ," 2021. Acrylic on linen; 24 x 30 in (61 x 76.2 cm). SLARR002. Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Sophie Larrimore, titled Lilac Wall, from 2021

Sophie Larrimore, "Lilac Wall," 2021. Acrylic on linen; 24 x 30 in (61 x 76.2 cm). SLARR001. Courtesy the artist, Larrimore, Sophie, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Nikki Maloof, titled Orange and Crab, from 2021

Nikki Maloof, "Orange and Crab," 2021. Acrylic on canvas; 30 x 20 in (76.2 x 50.8 cm). NMAL003. Courtesy the artist, Jack Hanley Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Rachel Marino, titled The Room, from 2020

Rachel Marino, "The Room," 2020. Oil on canvas; 36 x 25 in (91.4 x 63.5 cm). RMARI003. Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Shaina McCoy, titled The Kiss, from 2016

Shaina McCoy, "The Kiss," 2016. Oil on canvas; 36 x 48 in (91.4 x 121.9 cm). SMCO001. Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Jordan Nassar, titled A Pure Vision of Surfaces (after Renoir), from 2021

Jordan Nassar, "A Pure Vision of Surfaces (after Renoir)," 2021. Hand-embroidered cotton on cotton; 11 x 19 in (27.9 x 48.3 cm). JNASS001. Courtesy the artist, James Cohan Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Jordan Nassar, titled How to Think Without Words (after Cezanne), from 2021

Jordan Nassar, "How to Think Without Words (after Cezanne)," 2021. Hand-embroidered cotton on cotton; 19 x 13 in (48.3 x 33 cm). JNASS002. Courtesy the artist, James Cohan Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Sculpture by Chris Oh, titled Curio, from 2021

Chris Oh, "Curio," 2021. Acrylic enamel on glass and wood display cabinet with robin's egg; 11 1/4 x 9 3/8 x 1 5/8 in (28.6 x 23.8 x 4.1 cm). COH007. Courtesy the artist, Fortnight Institute, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Work on paper by Anna Park, titled Self Care, from 2020

Anna Park, "Self Care," 2020. Charcoal on paper; 60 x 78 in (152.4 x 198.1 cm). APAR001. Courtesy the artist, Park, Anna, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Maija Peeples-Bright, titled Moth Mouse, from 1975

Maija Peeples-Bright, "Moth Mouse," 1975. Acrylic and glitter on canvas; 18 1/4 x 20 1/4 in (46.4 x 51.4 cm). MPBR002. Courtesy the artist, Parker Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Maija Peeples-Bright, titled Woofus Vitruvius and The Bat Apple Among the Caverns Inhabitants, from 2009

Maija Peeples-Bright, "Woofus Vitruvius and The Bat Apple Among the Caverns Inhabitants," 2009. Oil and glitter on canvas; 48 x 60 in (121.9 x 152.4 cm). MPBR004. Courtesy the artist, Parker Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Adrianne Rubenstein, titled Interior with Wallpaper, from 2021

Adrianne Rubenstein, "Interior with Wallpaper," 2021. Oil on panel; 34 x 23 1/4 in (86.4 x 59.1 cm). ARUB002. Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Gabriella Sanchez, titled Home, from 2021

Gabriella Sanchez, "Home," 2021. Acrylic, sharpie, bandana, oil stick, archival pigment print on paper, on canvas; 16 x 20 in (40.6 x 50.8 cm). GSAN001. Courtesy the artist, Charlie James Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Emily Ludwig Shaffer, titled When Home, from 2021

Emily Ludwig Shaffer, "When Home," 2021. Acrylic on canvas; 52 x 42 in (132.1 x 106.7 cm). ELSH001. Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Painting by Skye Volmar, titled Vanity, from 2021

Skye Volmar, "Vanity," 2021. Charcoal, clear gesso, PVA, mirrored glass mosaic, pearls, pearlescent pigment, and silicone on wood panel; 30 x 24 in (76.2 x 61 cm). SVOL001. Courtesy the artist, Deli Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

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