Cornelius Annor, A Night with Osibisa 2021. Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.
Artnet News, June 28, 2021
5. “Indoor Dining” at Marinaro and “The Interior” at Venus Over Manhattan
On Wednesday, the Chatham Square gallery Marinaro will open a survey called “Indoor Dining,” a nod to our tradition of breaking bread in enclosed spaces—outlawed for much of a year but now gloriously restored. Naturally, the show will have artists who fixate on memorable interiors (Nick Buffon, Peter Shire) paint luscious depictions of food (Gina Beavers, Katherine Bernhardt) or do both (Nikki Malouf, Chloe Wise). A day later and some 80 blocks uptown, Venus Over Manhattan will stage “The Interior,” a slightly more sober investigation into how artists occupy roofed spaces. This time, a long list of artists both emerging (Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Ana Benaroya, Anna Park) and established (Jessie Homer French, Marley Freeman, Beavers again) will mine the emotions caused by the idea of enclosure.
Location: Marinaro at 1 Oliver Street, Venus Over Manhattan, 120 East 65th Street
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. [Venus Over Manhattan]