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The Armory Show 2014 Modern to Present Venus Drawn Out on Pier 92

Susan Harris Curates an Exhibition of Drawings by Visionary Women Artists who have Influenced the Forms, Ideas and Practitioners of Art

New York – The Armory Show 2014 – Modern is pleased to present Venus Drawn Out: 20th Century Drawings by Great Women Artists, as the inaugural, curated project to take place on Pier 92 Modern. Curated by Susan Harris, this exhibition will focus exclusively on drawings made by innovative, female visionaries in the 20th century and will be comprised of works for sale selected by the curator from submissions made by galleries participating in the fair.

Venus Drawn Out will present an account of modern art through a cast of protagonists who are often underestimated when compared with their male counterparts. The intimate and direct genre of drawing is ideally suited to this “exhibition within an art fair" as an expressive vehicle to present a vast range of personal, aesthetic, and intellectual investigations.

The exhibition will take place in four locations throughout Pier 92 featuring a dedicated exhibition space installed with approximately 35 drawings. Hung in contemporary salon-style, it will include works on paper for sale by such international luminaries as Anni Albers, Jennifer Bartlett, Lynda Benglis, Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Lygia Clark, Helen Frankenthaler, Eva Hesse, Joyce Kozloff, Lee Krasner, Yayoi Kusama, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Agnes Martin, Georgia O’Keeffe, Carol Rama, Betye Saar, and Nancy Spero—among numerous others.

Venus Drawn Out will also include three large-scale drawing projects dispersed throughout the pier—highlighting a special, site-specific, wall drawing by Pat Steir executed expressly for The Armory Show to further reinforce and bear witness to the rich, invaluable and timeless legacy of twentieth-century women artists.

About the Curator Susan Harris is a freelance curator and writer of contemporary art based in New York City. She has a Master’s Degree in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Her recent curatorial and publication projects include Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore for the Grey Art Gallery, New York University and Pat Steir: drawing out of line for the RISD Museum of Art and the Neuberger Museum. She also curated Jim Hodges: A Line to You, and Nancy Spero: Weighing the Heart Against a Feather of Truth—both of which took place at the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She curated two Richard Tuttle exhibitions at the MuseuSerralves in Porto, Portugal and at the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea in Santiago, Spain, and authored the publication, Richard Tuttle: Memento/cENTER that accompanied these exhibitions. Prior to this, she was a curator of The American Century: 1950-2000 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is also a contributing writer for Art in America and The Brooklyn Rail. For additional information please visit

The Armory Show The Armory Show is a leading international contemporary and modern art fair with exceptional connections with American collectors, Museums Groups and the broader public. Each March selected international and American galleries present key artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries, in the fair’s central Manhattan location at the city’s historic Piers. In the last fifteen years, the fair has become an international institution combining a selection of the world's leading galleries with an exceptional program of arts events and exhibitions throughout New York during the celebrated Armory Arts Week.

2014 Fair Show Dates March 6-9, 2014

Piers 92 & 94 Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street New York City

Opening Hours Wednesday, March 5th – VIP Preview for invited guests Thursday, March 6 - Sunday, March 9, noon to 7 pm

The Armory Show 2014 Exhibitor List

Pier 94: The Armory Show – Contemporary

1301PE, Los Angeles ACME., Los Angeles Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm Baró Galeria, Sao Paulo Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen Blain | Southern, London, Berlin Peter Blum Gallery, New York Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo Luciana Brito Galeria, Sao Paulo Cardi Black Box, Milan Silvia Cintra + Box 4, Rio de Janeiro James Cohan Gallery, New York, Shanghai GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano, Beijing, Le Moulin Pilar Corrias, London CRG Gallery, New York Galerie Crone, Berlin Crown Point Press, San Francisco Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Zuoz Massimo De Carlo, Milan, London Dirimart, Istanbul Eleven Rivington, New York Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York Zach Feuer Gallery, New York Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki Honor Fraser, Los Angeles Fredericks & Freiser, New York Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris Galería Elvira González, Madrid Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam Kavi Gupta CHICAGO I BERLIN, Chicago, Berlin Hales Gallery, London Häusler Contemporary Munich | Zurich, Munich, Zurich Leila Heller Gallery, New York Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, Zurich i8 Gallery, Reykjavik Ibid, London Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh Alison Jacques Gallery, London Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels JGM. Galerie, Paris Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Thessaloniki Sean Kelly, New York Kerlin Gallery, Dublin Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich Tina Kim Gallery, New York Christine Koenig Galerie, Vienna Koenig & Clinton, New York Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles Kukje Gallery, Seoul Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Berlin Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong Josh Lilley Gallery, London Lisson Gallery, London, New York, Milan Loock Galerie, Berlin Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam Yossi Milo Gallery , New York Victoria Miro, London moniquemeloche, Chicago mother’s tankstation, Dublin Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna Carolina Nitsch, New York Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, Brussels October Gallery, London ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul GALLERIA LORCAN O'NEILL ROMA, Rome Parkett Editions, New York PI ARTWORKS Istanbul-London, Istanbul, London Pierogi, Brooklyn Postmasters Gallery, New York P.P.O.W, New York PRAZ-DELAVALLADE, Paris Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Hamburg Ratio 3, San Francisco Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, Brussels Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, Brussels Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York Roberts & Tilton, Culver City Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, Salzburg Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan, Naples Aurel Scheibler, Berlin Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin Jack Shainman Gallery, New York Sicardi Gallery, Houston Sies + Höke, Dusseldorf Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York Bruce Silverstein, New York SINGAPORE TYLER PRINT INSTITUTE, Singapore SKOPIA / P.-H. Jaccaud, Geneva Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon Sprüth Magers Berlin London, Berlin, London Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, Brussels Tilton Gallery, New York Two Palms, New York Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi Valentin, Paris Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City Max Wigram Gallery, London Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York David Zwirner, New York, London

Pier 94: Armory Presents

AMBACH & RICE, Los Angeles: Grant Barnhart and Jeffry Mitchell Ancient & Modern, London: Jan Pleitner Edel Assanti, London: Alex Hoda and Andrew Sutherland Athr Gallery, Jeddah: Ahmed Mater and Nasser Al Salem BolteLang, Zurich: Thomas Raat C L E A R I N G, Brooklyn: Harald Ankart James Fuentes, New York: Jessica Dickinson Higher Pictures, New York: Travess Smalley Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna: Rita Sobral Campos INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York: Scott Treleaven M+B, Los Angeles: Dwyer Kilcollin Galerie Max Mayer, Dusseldorf: Klaus Merkel and Nicolás Guagnini Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest: Dénes Farkas mor.charpentier, Paris: Maria Jose Arjona and Teresa Margolles ROTWAND, Zurich: Klodin Erb Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco: Hayal Pozanti Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, Berlin: Jose Dávila and Ignacio Uriarte

Pier 94: Armory Focus: China

Curated by Philip Tinari, Director of The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong: Huang Rui and Wang Keping Aike Dellarco, Shanghai: Li Shurui and Chen Jie Aye Gallery, Beijing: Ji Dachun, and Chen Yufan Beijing Commune, Beijing: Zhao Yao Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, New York: Zhao Zhao Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong: Nadim Abbas Ink Studio, Beijing: Chen Haiyan Krinzinger, Vienna / ShanghART, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore: Zhang Ding Madein, Shanghai: Lu Pingyuan Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing: Chen Shaoxiong, Wang Luyan, and Zhao Liang Platform China, Beijing, Hong Kong: “Dongbei Salon" (Bi Jianye, Jia Aili, Qin Qi, Song Yuanyuan, and Zhang Yexing) Space Station, Beijing: Double Fly Art Center Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing: Xu Qu and Wang Yuyang Tianrenheyi Art Center, Hangzhou: Jin Feng, Qiu Zhijie, Xu Zhen, and Yuan Gong White Space, Beijing: He Xiangyu Gallery Yang, Beijing: Liang Shuo

Pier 92: The Armory Show – Modern

Aicon Gallery, New York Galeria Raquel Arnaud, Sao Paulo James Barron Art, LLC, Rome Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York Galerie Bergamin, Sao Paulo Jonathan Boos, LLC, New York, Bloomfield Village Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art, London Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago Crane Kalman Gallery, London Alan Cristea Gallery, London DANESE/COREY, New York Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York DC Moore Gallery, New York Cecilia de Torres, Ltd., New York DIE GALERIE, Frankfurt am Main Galeria Marc Domenech, Barcelona Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York Elrick-Manley Fine Art, New York Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia Forum Gallery, New York James Goodman Gallery, New York HackelBury Fine Art, London Hackett | Mill, San Francisco Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York Vivian Horan Fine Art, New York David Klein Gallery, Detroit Robert Klein Gallery, Boston Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago Kunsthandel Joerg Maass, Berlin Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M., Bologna Marlborough Gallery, New York Mayoral Galeria d'Art, Barcelona Mazzoleni Galleria d'Arte, Turin McCormick Gallery, Chicago Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte Moeller Fine Art, New York, Berlin Pace Prints, New York Gerald Peters Gallery, New York REPETTO, Acqui Terme AL Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York Sims Reed Gallery, New York Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood Allan Stone Projects, New York John Szoke, New York Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich Leon Tovar Gallery, New York Vincent Vallarino Fine Art, New York Meredith Ward Fine Art, New York Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo Amy Wolf Fine Art, New York

The Armory Show 2014

Venus Drawn Out. 20th Century Drawings by Great Women Artists
artists: Anni Albers, Jennifer Bartlett, Lynda Benglis, Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Lygia Clark, Helen Frankenthaler, Eva Hesse, Joyce Kozloff, Lee Krasner, Yayoi Kusama, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Agnes Martin, Georgia O´Keeffe, Carol Rama, Betye Saar, Nancy Spero ...
curator: Susan Harris