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Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Installation view of Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2018

Press Release

Press Release

Out of Control
curated by Peter & Sally Saul
June 28 - August 3, 2018
Opening: Thursday, June 28th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Venus Over Manhattan
980 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10075

(New York, NY) – Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Out of Control, a group show curated by Peter and Sally Saul. The exhibition, featuring some forty-five works by thirty-seven artists, will be on view from June 28th through August 10th, 2018.

In a new and exciting collaboration, the Sauls have curated a group exhibition that reflects their current interests, longtime passions, friendships, and overall great taste. Peter and Sally write: “This is a show of some artists we’ve known for years, plus some recent discoveries, and a few that came to mind spontaneously. We hope to arrange the show so there’s every type of contrast, visual, mental, and emotional, just as long as it keeps you looking.” Out of Control functions as a map of Peter and Sally’s creative networks: featuring works in nearly all media by artists from numerous generations, the exhibition testifies to the friendships they’ve established, the artists they’ve come to admire, and in certain cases, the influence they’ve had on younger generations.

Though Peter works mostly in paint, and Sally works mostly in ceramic, the show they’ve assembled pledges no allegiance to any particular medium or style. The Sauls share a taste for work with palpable visual energy, usually executed with kaleidoscopic colors, that often engages visual humor. They’ve included both abstract and representational work, and when narrative is present, its content tends to be raucous and unlikely, often invented, and occasionally offensive. Each piece can trace its way back to Peter and Sally, and they’ve chosen works by their peers, their students, and artists they’ve come to admire.

From their own generations, Peter and Sally have included paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by R. Crumb, Roy De Forest, Mark Greenwold, E’wao Kagoshima, Gladys Nilsson, Thomas Nozkowski, Jim Nutt, Joyce Robins, Arlene Shechet, William T. Williams, and Karl Wirsum. Peter came to know a number of these artists when exhibiting alongside the Chicago Imagists, and Funk artists from the San Francisco Bay Area; the other artists, Peter and Sally have come to know since moving to and exhibiting in New York. From younger generations, they’ve included works by Polly Apfelbaum, Tom Burckhardt, Kathy Butterly, Carroll Dunham, Eric Fischl, Jason Fox, Tamara Gonzales, Joanne Greenbaum, Betsy Kaufman, Chris Martin, David Sandlin, Katia Santibañez, Robert Storr, and James Siena, many of whom came to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s, often upending standard hierarchies with regard their respective materials. Also featured are works by Nina Chanel Abney, Joe Bradley, KAWS, Erik Parker, Dana Schutz, and Adrianne Rubenstein, who variously admire,  have championed, or were students of Peter and Sally. Finally a set of works by Sarah Carpenter, Silvester Hustito, and Elbert Perez, represent a group of emerging artists the Sauls have come to appreciate and support. Taken together, the works on view assemble a dual portrait of Peter and Sally Saul, simultaneously tracking their histories, honoring their friendships, and recognizing their contributions to younger generations.


ABOUT THE CURATORS

PETER SAUL (b. 1934, San Francisco) attended the California School of Fine Arts, and the Washington University School of Fine Arts. Saul’s work has been the subject of numerous international solo presentations, including recent exhibitions at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Venus Over Manhattan, New York; the Hall Art Foundation, Reading; Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York; the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Bach; the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Mons, Belgium; and the Musée de l’Hôtel Bertrant, Dole. His work is held in the collection of public institutions both stateside and abroad, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. In 2010, Saul was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Saul lives and works in Germantown, New York.

SALLY SAUL (b. 1946, New York) attended the University of Colorado, and San Francisco State University. Saul’s work has been the subject of numerous solo presentations, including exhibitions at Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York; Redbud Gallery, Houston; and Trans Avant Garde Gallery, Austin. Her work is frequently featured in important group exhibitions, including recent presentations at Almine Rech Gallery, New York; Jack Hanley Gallery, New York; Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield; Venus Over Los Angeles, Los Angeles; Cuevas/Tilleard Projects, New York; and CANADA, New York. In 2017, her New York solo debut, “Sally Saul: Knit of Identity,” was reviewed by The New York Times. Saul lives and works in Germantown, New York

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

For all press inquiries related to the exhibition, please email press@venusovermanhattan.com

Nina Chanel Abney Fruit of the Womb, 2017

Nina Chanel Abney

Fruit of the Womb, 2017
ultrachrome pigmented print and acrylic spray paint on canvas
96 x 96 in
243.8 x 243.8 cm

Polly Apfelbaum My Hands, 2018

Polly Apfelbaum

My Hands, 2018
glazed ceramic, in two parts

each: 8 x 5 1/2 in
each: 20.3 x 14 cm

Polly Apfelbaum My Hands, 2018

Polly Apfelbaum

My Hands, 2018
glazed ceramic, in two parts

each: 8 1/4 x 4 1/2 in
each: 21 x 11.4 cm

Joe Bradley Untitled, 2017

Joe Bradley

Untitled, 2017
wood
20 x 16 1/2 x 8 in

50.8 x 41.9 x 20.3 cm

Tom Burckhardt Anxious Times, 2017

Tom Burckhardt

Anxious Times, 2017

oil on linen
28 x 28 in
71.1 x 71.1 cm

Kathy Butterly Hottening, 2017

Kathy Butterly

Hottening, 2017

clay, glaze
5 1/2 x 7 x 3 1/2 in

14 x 17.8 x 8.9 cm

Sarah Carpenter Bigmouth, 2017

Sarah Carpenter

Bigmouth, 2017
watercolor, flashe, acrylic on paper

22 x 30 in
55.9 x 76.2 cm

R. Crumb The Games People Play, c. 1967

R. Crumb

The Games People Play, c. 1967

ink on paper (double-sided)

10 1/4 x 7 5/8 in

26 x 19.4 cm

R. Crumb The Games People Play, c. 1967

R. Crumb

The Games People Play, c. 1967

ink on paper (double-sided)

10 1/4 x 7 5/8 in

26 x 19.4 cm

R. Crumb Aline’s 50th Birthday, August 1st, 1998, 1998

R. Crumb

Aline’s 50th Birthday, August 1st, 1998, 1998

gouache and ink on paper

11 3/4 x 15 5/8 in

29.8 x 39.7 cm

R. Crumb Illustration for Jugheads, 2013

R. Crumb

Illustration for Jugheads, 2013

watercolor on paper
10 3/8 x 7 7/8 in
26.4 x 20 cm

Roy De Forest Untitled, 2003

Roy De Forest

Untitled, 2003
mixed media on paper, artist designed frame

39 x 52 1/2 x 3 1/4 in
99.1 x 133.4 x 8.3 cm

Carroll Dunham Untitled (6/6/00), 2000

Carroll Dunham

Untitled (6/6/00), 2000

marker on paper
8 x 11 1/2 in
20.3 x 29.2 cm

Eric Fischl Callie and the Swan Toy, 2016

Eric Fischl

Callie and the Swan Toy, 2016

oil on linen
90 x 70 in
228.6 x 177.8 cm

Jason Fox Untitled, 2018

Jason Fox

Untitled, 2018
oil, acrylic, pencil on canvas

46 x 42 in
116.8 x 106.7 cm

Tamara Gonzales Artist Shit, 2017

Tamara Gonzales

Artist Shit, 2017
acrylic, spray paint on canvas

60 x 54 in
152.4 x 137.2 cm

Joanne Greenbaum Untitled, 2016

Joanne Greenbaum

Untitled, 2016
cast aluminum
14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 13 in

37.5 x 31.8 x 33 cm

Joanne Greenbaum Untitled, 2016

Joanne Greenbaum

Untitled, 2016
ink on porcelain
16 1/2 x 11 x 9 in

41.9 x 27.9 x 22.9 cm

Mark Greenwold A Matter of Life and Death (for Selma), 2015

Mark Greenwold

A Matter of Life and Death (for Selma), 2015

oil on panel
30 x 46 in
76.2 x 116.8 cm

Silvester Hustito Hopi, 2018

Silvester Hustito

Hopi, 2018
acrylic on ledger, in artist’s frame

38 1/2 x 38 1/2 in
97.8 x 97.8 cm

E’wao Kagoshima Hazy Journey, 2016

E’wao Kagoshima

Hazy Journey, 2016
acrylic on paper, in artist’s frame

18 x 22 in
45.7 x 55.9 cm

E’wao Kagoshima  Kami-Kaku-Shi//Zaka, 2016

E’wao Kagoshima

Kami-Kaku-Shi//Zaka, 2016

acrylic on paper, in artist’s frame

18 x 21 in
45.7 x 53.3 cm

Betsy Kaufman Rush of Departure, 2011

Betsy Kaufman

Rush of Departure, 2011

acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 in
127 x 127 cm

KAWS Untitled, 2018

KAWS

Untitled, 2018

acrylic on canvas

20 in (diameter)

50.8 cm (diameter)

Cary Leibowitz / Candyass Practical Conversation Lessons!, 2017

Cary Leibowitz / Candyass

Practical Conversation Lessons!, 2017

glaze crayon on ceramic giant mug

10 x 9 1/4 x 12 in
25.4 x 23.5 x 30.5 cm

Cary Leibowitz / Candyass i need to grow up and be taken seriously said the clown at the urinal, 2018

Cary Leibowitz / Candyass

i need to grow up and be taken seriously said the clown at the urinal, 2018
latex paint on wood panel
48 x 78 in

121.9 x 198.1 cm

Cary Leibowitz / Candyass Very Very Very Happy You Didn’t Die Yet, 2018

Cary Leibowitz / Candyass

Very Very Very Happy You Didn’t Die Yet, 2018

glaze crayon on ceramic plate
13 1/2 x 13 1/2 in
34.3 x 34.3 cm

Chris Martin The Dicks, 2006-2015

Chris Martin

The Dicks, 2006-2015

oil on canvas

20 x 16 in

50.8 x 40.6 cm

Chris Martin For Paul Thek, 2018

Chris Martin

For Paul Thek, 2018
oil and collage on canvas

54 1/8 x 45 1/4 in
137.5 x 114.9 cm

Gladys Nilsson 2 Color Painting: Charkole & Green, 1969

Gladys Nilsson

2 Color Painting: Charkole & Green, 1969

watercolor on paper
30 1/2 x 21 7/8 in
77.5 x 55.6 cm

Thomas Nozkowski Untitled (9-26) (The Katy Kill), 2012

Thomas Nozkowski

Untitled (9-26) (The Katy Kill), 2012

oil on linen on panel
30 x 40 in
76.2 x 101.6 cm

Jim Nutt Untitled, 2000

Jim Nutt

Untitled, 2000

pencil on paper

14 x 15 in
35.6 x 38.1 cm

Erik Parker Vanity Vista, 2018

Erik Parker

Vanity Vista, 2018

acrylic on canvas

40 x 40 in
101.6 x 101.6 cm

Elbert Perez Anyone Worth Shooting Once is Worth Shooting Twice, Goddamnit, 2018

Elbert Perez

Anyone Worth Shooting Once is Worth Shooting Twice, Goddamnit, 2018
oil on canvas
42 x 30 1/2

106.7 x 77.5 cm

Joyce Robins Iridescent Oval, 2016

Joyce Robins

Iridescent Oval, 2016

clay, glaze, paint
9 x 10 in
22.9 x 25.4 cm

Adrianne Rubenstein UFO, 2018

Adrianne Rubenstein

UFO, 2018
oil on panel
56 x 47 in
142.2 x 119.4 cm

David Sandlin Gang of Four, 2018

David Sandlin

Gang of Four, 2018
acrylic on canvas, four panels
each: 24 x 20 in (61 x 50.8 cm)

overall: 48 x 40 in (121.9 x 101.6 cm)

Katia Santibañez Unlimited Touch, 2017

Katia Santibañez

Unlimited Touch, 2017

acrylic on panel
40 x 40 in
101.6 x 101.6 cm

Peter Saul Green Dalis Descending A Staircase, 2012

Peter Saul

Green Dalis Descending A Staircase, 2012

acrylic on paper
37 1/2 x 14 1/2 in
95.3 x 36.8 cm

Sally Saul Lady with Rose, 2018

Sally Saul

Lady with Rose, 2018

clay and glaze
10 1/2 x 6 x 6 in
26.7 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm

Dana Schutz Statement, 2018

Dana Schutz

Statement, 2018

oil on canvas
88 x 70 in
223.5 x 177.8 cm

Arlene Shechet Seems Like Spring, 2018

Arlene Shechet

Seems Like Spring, 2018

glazed ceramic, steel
20 x 15 x 15 in
50.8 x 38.1 x 38.1 cm

James Siena Melancholia Enshrines All Triumph, 2011-2014  bronze

James Siena

Melancholia Enshrines All Triumph, 2011-2014

bronze
9 3/4 x 30 5/8 x 17 3/4 in
24.8 x 77.8 x 45.1 cm

edition 1 of 3 + 1 AP

Robert Storr Dyslexicon, 2017

Robert Storr

Dyslexicon, 2017
flashe, acrylic on canvas and board, three panels
each: 20 x 24 in (50.8 x 61 cm)
overall: 20 x 72 in (50.8 x 182.9 cm)

William T. Williams Reapers (111 1/2 Series), 2000

William T. Williams

Reapers (111 1/2 Series), 2000

acrylic on plywood
24 x 16 in
61 x 40.6 cm

Karl Wirsum Melon Balls Jr., 1988

Karl Wirsum

Melon Balls Jr., 1988
acrylic on canvas, painted wood frame

56 3/4 x 34 1/2 in
144.1 x 87.6 cm

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