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Pier 92 Curated Exhibition: Venus Drawn Out, 20th Century Drawings by Great Women Artists

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

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 focuses 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 presents 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.

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