Plus Gallery’s history with Jenny Morgan is amongst the deepest and most remarkable of any artist we’ve represented in our 14 year history. Morgan was the first intern with the gallery a short time after first opening, and since then has gone on to become one of our most revered, exciting and collected artists. Having lived in New York City ever since she left Denver in 2006, Morgan has returned almost every year for either a solo exhibition with the gallery, or subsidiary exhibitions that prominently feature her work. The latest in that line is the solo exhibition “Now you see me (now you don’t),” presented at the beautiful Art Gallery at the Fulginetti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities at the UC Anschutz Medical Campus from September 10th through November 5th. Her latest solo will feature a remarkable selection of works from the esteemed collection of Wayne F. Yakes, M.D., one of the world’s most dedicated art collectors and supporter of numerous contemporary exhibitions in Denver and elsewhere over the last decade (including the fabulous Kim Dorland show held earlier this year at the MCA Denver). Like many of Jenny’s best collectors, Dr. Yakes support has been continually steady. But the Yakes’ collection is absolutely singular in its depth, with some of the leading and most hard-hitting examples of Morgan’s output from all of her exhibitions since she turned the corner with her career upon completing advanced graduate studies at the School of Visual Arts in NY. Fulginetti Pavilion curator Simon Zalkind is one of the most respected authorities on contemporary art in the region, and also one of the most passionate when it comes to supporting contemporary artists from Colorado or who have careers centered in the state. His selection of works from Dr. Yakes collection for the exhibition will be accompanied by a full-color catalog that features a recent dialogue between Zalkind and Morgan, making it a must-have for any fans and collectors of her work.Plus Gallery lends our full support for the exhibition during our extended interim phase while considering a new physical space to properly house the program.
“Now you see me (now you don’t)” opens with a reception on Friday, September 10th from 4-7pm. Morgan will be in attendance for the event and will participate in a conversation with Zalkind at the reception starting at 6pm.The Art Gallery at the Fulginetti Pavilion is located at 13080 East 19th Avenue in Aurora, a map with directions is available at coloradobioethics.org
The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm and is free to the public.
Plus Gallery has enriched Denver’s contemporary art scene since 2001, providing one of the leading, reputable platforms for prestigious artist representation and exhibitions of note in the region. The gallery was previously located at the corner of 25th and Larimer in North Downtown Denver, a unique renovation undertaken by gallery owners Ivar and Karen Zeile of a remnant parcel of the Benjamin Moore Paint Factory. That singular redevelopment added a two-story gallery space to the dramatic architecture of the historic Benjamin Moore complex and served as a visual anchor for the entrance to the Upper Larimer corridor and River North Arts District. The Zeile’s sold the building in the fall of 2014, bringing their time in the Ballpark District full-circle as one of the most successful contemporary art ventures in the city. The gallery was named “Art Space of the Year” in 2009 by the Denver Post and most recently ranked Number four on the Denver Posts 2014 list of Top Galleries. The gallery has been profiled for its distinct architecture in 5280, Modern In Denver and Art Ltd. Plus Gallery is a member of the Denver Art Dealers Association and the River North Arts District. Gallery owner Ivar Zeile has served as the creative director for the Denver Theatre District since 2009. He initiated Denver Digerati in 2012 as a platform for advancing animation and motion-based art as new forms of public art via Denver’s unique LED screen inventory, a program that continues to evolve as one of the leading platforms of its kind in the world today. Plus Gallery is currently hosting exhibitions at Metropolitan Frame Company in Denver, CO while searching for the next property to renovate and re-anchor the gallery and our prestigious stable of artist proper.
Plus Gallery has released four major artist monographs to date: “Jenny Morgan: We are all setting suns” is a 180 page book that features the artist’s entire body of work from 2010 through May of 2012. “Jenny Morgan: New Territory” is a 240 page book featuring a comprehensive view of paintings by Jenny Morgan from the time she debuted in 2003 through her 2009 Plus Gallery and NYC exhibitions. “Xi Zhang: Dream Dusts” features the majority of Zhang’s paintings from the critically acclaimed exhibition 12921 through his astounding 2011 MFA thesis painting No One’s Wonderland, Form is Emptiness. The 184 page “Colin Livingston – Artist” is the latest Plus Gallery publication to offer an in-depth view of one of the gallery’s most outstanding, celebrated contemporary artists. The book covers Livingston’s last three solo exhibitions from between the years 2006 and 2013, ones that have engaged the gallery context in a most extraordinary fashion, presenting conceptual painting-based installations where the underlying message is distinct and multi-layered.