Plus Gallery artist Frank T. Martinez exhibits new paintings from his latest Series 7 at Space Gallery in the five person show Modern Structure alongside artists Howard Hersh, Krista Valbonas, Steven Baris and Jodie Roth Cooper. Martinez’ participation in the exhibition is in association with Plus Gallery and is sure to be one of the more prominent displays of hard-edged abstraction of the year. Space is an enormous and beautiful gallery that has been an anchor within the Santa Fe Arts District for over a decade, although now serving more as an entry-way to the District and positioned more as its own distinct island compound.
Martinez’ latest works will entrance his growing fan-base as he pushes further with experimental tangents that weave exciting new materials into his work and re-introduces bold injections of color in a unique and masterly fashion. The latest works truly fold together everything Martinez has worked with to date, combining layering within abstraction, intense attention to surface and a new rethinking of dimensional boundaries.
The exhibition opens with a reception on Thursday evening May 19th from 6 -9pm. It will remain on view through July 2nd.
Space is located at 400 Santa Fe Drive. Gallery Hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11am – 5pm and Saturday from 10am – 3pm.
Martinez’ inclusion in Modern Structure coincides with Plus Gallery’s latest publication, a survey of the Frank’s outstanding first decade as a professional artist. Order and Chaos – A Decade of Paintings is the first publication to document the singular, absorbing career of this Colorado native and self taught painter. Martinez has built a substantial following based on a dedicated, highly tuned studio practice that has served as one of the most successful focal points within the Plus Gallery family of artists. Through seven exceptional bodies of work Martinez has become a leading example of the dynamic possibilities within the realm of abstract expressionism and contemporary painting today.
The publication is the second in a new series of artist monographs produced by Plus Gallery through advanced online system that merges quality design with today’s on-demand printing technology, in a large-scale format but affordably priced. We highly recommend obtaining a copy now through blurb.com for reasonably quick arrival at your residence.
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 currently operates privately in an advisory capacity with our clients, consultants and new collectors or corporations who are interested in developing a prestigious collection. All inquiries should be directed to [email protected]
Plus Gallery has released five 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” offers 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. Our most recent publication “Xi Zhang – Paintings 2014-2016” is the first in a new series of affordable artist profiles printed through blurb.com’s high quality Magazine format. The 116 page publication showcases Zhang’s most recent, expansive series of paintings “Metallic Leaf Garden” as well as the offshoot series “Golden Compass” and a compendium of test works “Mr. Vincent Munch.”