Venus Over Manhattan, New York
Conversations is an ongoing production from Venus Over Manhattan, where artists, writers, critics, academics, and familiars come together to talk about art. Each conversation is published as an audio recording made accessible the gallery’s website, and accompanied by a PDF that features a transcript of the conversation. Listen along at #ConversationsVOM.
On April 24th, 2020, Gloria Marchant and Dan Nadel spoke with Anna Furney about Roy De Forest, and the exhibition of his work on view at the gallery in New York. They discuss De Forest’s childhood in the Northwest, his lifelong obsession with dogs, and many of his earliest exhibitions.
Gloria Marchant is the widow of Roy De Forest, and oversees the Roy De Forest Estate. She joins the conversation from her home in Northern California.
Dan Nadel is Curator-at-Large at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, at the UC Davis. He contributed an essay to the catalogue published with Venus Over Manhattan’s De Forest exhibition.
Anna Christina Furney is partner at Venus Over Manhattan. She moderated this conversation