Plus Gallery artists are involved in numerous exhibitions this summer through the gallery’s interim phase while considering a new physical space to properly house the program. Exposure remains high in Colorado with artists Donald Fodness and Melissa Furness showcasing works at the Arvada Center in the exhibition “Conscious and Unconscious: Subjects of the Real and Surreal Part 1,” as well as the 2015 Biennial of the Americas featuring new and fantastic installations from Furness at the McNichols Civic Center as well as the team of Laleh Mehran and Chris Coleman at the MCA Denver. Jenny Morgan’s solo exhibition with Driscoll Babcock Galleries recently concluded in NYC, culminating in the release of her first limited edition print, which sold out in record time. The lastest news is that Plus Gallery artist Xi Zhang is set to take center stage for his first solo exhibition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this summer with Grey Matter Gallery. Some of Zhang’s most recent paintings will be on view there from July 24th through August 29th in the exhibition “Metallic Leaf Garden.” Grey Matter hosts an opening reception for the exhibition on July 24th from 5-9pm, and concludes the exhibition on August 29th. Grey Matter is located at 207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 222, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Additionally, Plus Gallery owner Ivar Zeile continues to host the summer Friday Flash series at the 14th and Champa LED screen through his side project Denver Digerati.
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.