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55 Great Jones Street
New York, NY 10012
212 980 0700

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39 Great Jones Street
New York, NY 10012
212 980 0700
Founded in 2012 by Adam Lindemann, Venus Over Manhattan is dedicated to curated exhibitions both historic and contemporary, which cast a unique and often iconoclastic view on the work of established artists or artists whose works have been somewhat overlooked. Noteworthy exhibitions and presentations have included those dedicated to Roger Brown, Bernard Buffet, Billy Al Bengston, William N. Copley, Walter Dahn, Roy De Forest, John Dogg, Jack Goldstein, Maryan, Peter Saul, and H.C. Westermann, Joseph Elmer Yoakum. The gallery also presents exhibitions by a roster of established artists including Katherine Bernhardt, Alexander Calder, Maurizio Cattelan, Mike Kelley, John McCracken, Cady Noland, Raymond Pettibon, Andy Warhol, and Franz West. In 2023, the gallery closed its East 65th location and expanded to 39 Great Jones Street, inaugurated with a solo exhibition of work by Richard Mayhew
Artists Represented:
Anastasia Bay
Ana Benaroya
Roger Brown
Robert Colescott
Roy De Forest 
Joseph Elmer Yoakum 
Susumu Kamijo
Richard Mayhew
Jim Nutt
Peter Saul
Keiichi Tanaami

Works Available By:
Alexander Calder 
Billy Al Bengston
Judith Bernstein
John Dogg 
Ed Paschke 
H.C. Westermann
Jim Nutt


Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan.

Past Exhibitions

Alex Anderson, Leilah Babirye, Coady Brown, Marc Dennis, Melissa Joseph, Natia Lemay, Diana Sofia Lozano, Maia Cruz Palileo, Charles Mason III, Ferrari Sheppard, Shinique Smith

This Too Shall Pass. Curated by Racquel Chevremont

July 11, 2023 - August 4, 2023
(New York, NY) – Venus Over Manhattan is delighted to present This Too Shall Pass, a group exhibition curated by Racquel Chevremont. Taking its title from a time-honored adage, the presentation explores concepts of impermanence, transience, personal memory, and ongoing change. Assembling work in diverse media by both young and established artists, the exhibition gathers painting, drawing, and sculpture by eleven artists who incorporate figurative and abstract representations of flowers in their work. Carefully selected for their explorations of multi-layered themes surrounding floral imagery, the works on view feature flowers and botanical elements to convey the essence of impermanence and embody the strength that lies within their fragility. “This Too Shall Pass” will be on view at 55 Great Jones Street from July 11 through August 4, 2023.

Sally Saul

People & Vases

June 27, 2023 - August 4, 2023
(New York, NY) – Beginning Tuesday, June 27, Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Sally Saul: People and Vases, an exhibition of new work by the Hudson Valley based artist. Comprising a selection of exuberant ceramics imbued with the artist’s signature blend of whimsy and sensitivity, this show marks Saul’s first exhibition with the gallery since it announced representation of the artist in 2022. These ceramic sculptures—vessels, human figures, flora, and fauna—illustrate the continued development of Saul’s singular, decades-long ceramic practice. Presently Saul’s work can be seen on view in “Funk You Too! Humor and Irreverence in Ceramic Sculpture” at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York as well as highlighted in two recent books, Clay Pop, published by Rizzoli this March and Funk You Too! the catalog published by MAD in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition. Sally Saul: People and Vases will be on view at 39 Great Jones Street from June 17 through Friday, August 4, 2023.

Ana Benaroya, Tom of Finland, Karl Wirsum

In My Room

June 8, 2023 - July 8, 2023
(New York, NY) – Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present In My Room, an exhibition showcasing works on paper and board by Ana Benaroya, Tom of Finland, and Karl Wirsum. This presentation comprises a series of seventeen new drawings by Ana Benaroya, alongside six pieces by Karl Wirsum from 1966-67, and three by Tom of Finland from the 1970s and 1980s. "In My Room," the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Benaroya’s works on paper and to consider them in conversation with those of her forebears, explores questions of personal identity, queerness, and alternative art histories. The exhibition, accompanied by a publication featuring a new text by Emile Mausner, will open on Thursday, June 8, and remain on view at 55 Great Jones Street through July 8, 2023.

Richard Mayhew

Richard Mayhew: Natural Order

May 6, 2023 - June 24, 2023
Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Richard Mayhew: Natural Order, the inaugural presentation at its new gallery space at 39 Great Jones Street. This landmark exhibition, featuring some twenty paintings and works on paper, marks the gallery's debut exhibition with the artist, and features key loans from the collections of important supporters of Mayhew's practice. A catalogue will accompany the exhibition, and in September the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art will open a survey of Mayhew’s work, titled “Richard Mayhew: Inner Terrain.” Venus Over Manhattan’s exhibition, organized in collaboration with ACA Galleries, will be on view from May 6th through June 24th, 2023.

Dustin Yellin

Dustin Yellin: Cave Painting

April 30, 2023 - May 31, 2023
(New York, NY) – Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Dustin Yellin: Cave Painting, a solo exhibition of new work by the New York-based artist Dustin Yellin which explores the interconnectivity of the natural world, humans, and our advancing technological landscape. Comprising a series of new paintings, Cave Painting represents an important shift to painting for the artist whose practice in recent years has focused most notably on sculpture. An illustrated catalogue, published by the gallery, will be released in conjunction with the exhibition. The exhibition opens on April 30, 2023 at 55 Great Jones Street, and runs through May 31st.

Cornelius Annor

Cornelius Annor: A Fabric of Time & Family

March 16, 2023 - April 22, 2023
Beginning March 16, Venus Over Manhattan will present Cornelius Annor: A Fabric of Time & Family, an exhibition of new paintings by the Accra-based artist whose vibrant canvases offer glimpses of Ghanaian 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 hearken to both classical art historical paradigms and the unique aesthetics of modern African portraiture.

Anastasia Bay

Anastasia Bay: The Stumblers' Parade

February 9, 2023 - March 11, 2023
Anastasia Bay (b. 1988, France) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. She holds a BA from Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris which she earned in 2012 after studying under François Boisrond. Bay’s work has been featured in numerous presentations including shows at Galerie Derouillon, Paris; Anna Zorina Gallery, New York; Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels; White House Gallery, Lovenjoel; and Spurs Gallery, Beijing among others. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of many public institutions, including the Fondation Lafayette Anticipations, Paris; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; X Museum, Beijing and the Zuzeum Museum, Riga.

Emanuel Proweller

Emanuel Proweller: Surface Sensible

October 13, 2022 - November 12, 2022
(New York, NY) – Beginning October 13th, Venus Over Manhattan will present Emanuel Proweller: Surface Sensible the first US exhibition since 1963 to showcase the work of the Polish-French artist and his pioneering approach to figuration. This landmark presentation, organized in close collaboration with the artist’s daughter, Élisabeth Brami-Proweller, comprises more than twenty works spanning the artist’s nearly six-decade career. Emanuel Proweller: Surface Sensible will be on view at Venus Over Manhattan’s uptown location at 120 East 65th Street from October 13th through November 12th, 2022.

Keiichi Tanaami

Keiichi Tanaami: Manhattan Universe

September 8, 2022 - October 8, 2022
Keiichi Tanaami: Manhattan Universe September 8 – October 8, 2022 Opening: Thursday, September 8th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Venus Over Manhattan 55 Great Jones Street New York, NY 10012 Revered in Japan as a leading figure of postwar art and progenitor of the Japanese Pop and Superflat movements, 86 year-old Keiichi Tanaami will unveil an optically dazzling suite of new large-scale paintings in his first exhibition with Venus Over Manhattan. Tanaami’s art is celebrated for its unbridled approach to form, intensity of color, and almost dizzying layers of canny cultural references ranging from ukiyo-e to Disney. This exhibition, the artist’s first in New York since 2016, will also present new animations alongside a dozen monumental canvases in a prelude to Tanaami’s forthcoming European museum survey in 2023/2024. For additional information about the exhibition, please contact the gallery at

Basil Kincaid

Basil Kincaid: River, Frog and Crescent Moon

September 7, 2022 - October 8, 2022
Basil Kincaid: River, Frog, and Crescent Moon September 7 - October 8, 2022 Opening: Wednesday, September 7th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Venus Over Manhattan

Ana Benaroya

Ana Benaroya: Swept Away

April 8, 2022 - May 21, 2022
(New York, NY) – Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Swept Away, an exhibition of new works by Ana Benaroya. The presentation will inaugurate the gallery’s new downtown space, located at 55 Great Jones Street. The exhibition comprises seven paintings and seven works on paper that depict women’s bodies—the artist’s central theme—considered through their relationship to water. Swept Away is Ana Benaroya’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and will be on view from April 8th through May 21st. Image caption: Ana Benaroya, By the Ocean's Roar, 2022. Marker and India ink on archival Bristol board; 18 1/4 x 30 in (46.4 x 76.2 cm).

Rachel Simon Marino

Rachel Simon Marino: Foul Play

March 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022
Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Foul Play, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by San Francisco-based artist Rachel Simon Marino. Comprising eight large-scale paintings and a smaller group of works on paper, the presentation grants entry to a set of imagined spaces, whose patterned walls and surreal scenarios suggest the interiors of an amusement park funhouse. The exhibition marks the artist’s debut solo presentation in New York and will be on view from March 10th through April 2nd.

Peter Saul

Peter Saul: New Paintings

May 6, 2021 - June 26, 2021
Venus Over Manhattan and Michael Werner Gallery are pleased to announce a joint exhibition of new paintings and works on paper made by acclaimed artist by Peter Saul over the course of 2020 and 2021. Image: Peter Saul, "Bowl of Flowers with Insects," 2020