Founded in 2012 by Adam Lindemann, VENUS operates two galleries with separate programming goals. The New York space is dedicated to curated exhibitions both historic and contemporary, which seek to cast a unique and often iconoclastic view on the work of established artists or artists whose works have been somewhat overlooked. Noteworthy exhibitions have included those of Alexander Calder, Jack Goldstein, William Copley, Raymond Pettibon, Walther Dahn, Peter Saul, and H.C. Westermann. In New York, VENUS has collaborated with prominent foundations, estates, and galleries including The Calder Foundation, White Columns, Sprüth Magers, David Zwirner gallery, the estate of William Copley and the estate of Allan Frumkin.
The Los Angeles gallery hosts a primary program in a 14,500 square foot exhibition space in the downtown arts district. It presents exhibitions by a roster of established and emerging talent including Dan Colen, Katherine Bernhardt, Dan McCarthy, Adel Abdessemed, Marianne Vitale, and Elaine Cameron-Weir.