Plus Gallery presents an exclusive showcase of contemporary art displayed in a newly built, 7000 square foot modern masterpiece home in the heart of Denver’s prestigious Cherry Creek neighborhood. The exhibition has a special focus on paintings by Laura Krudener and Karen McClanahan, presented in appreciation of the Denver Art Museum’s current Women of Abstract Expression group show. Living with Contemporary Art launched with a private event hosted in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum in support of the joint effort, with 10% of sales proceeds supporting the museum. The exhibition offers a singular example of fitting artwork perfectly in place in a contemporary home context, featuring some of the best examples from the Plus Gallery family of artists, as well as selections from owners Ivar and Karen Zeile’s personal collection. Works from 2005 – 2016 are on view by artists William Betts, Colin Livingston, Frank T. Martinez, Alex Mcleod, Jenny Morgan, Allie Pohl, Jon Rietfors, Andrew Rucklidge, Douglas Walker, Michael Whiting, Xi Zhang + special guest artist Dylan Gebbia-Richards. The exhibition is available for viewing by appointment only to prospective collectors, contact [email protected] for additional information.
Plus Gallery artists Melissa Furness and Xi Zhang have works on display this summer at Republic Plaza at 370 17th Street in Downtown Denver in the group exhibition PeopleScapes, curated by Andra Archer and on view through August 31st. Laura Krudener has been selected to participate in the Denver Art Museum’s Demonstration Series this summer at the Movement Studio in the Hamilton Building, coinciding with the museum’s major summer exhibition Women of Abstract Expressionism. The concept for the series is movement and Krudener will be working on a large scale poured painting in the Museum over two weekends, July 9-10 and July 16-17, for visitors to be able to get a behind the scenes look at how she works in the studio.
Plus Gallery artist Xi Zhang is in the final month of his 3-month summer residency in New York City with Marc Straus Gallery, in the heart of the Lower East Side’s growing contemporary arts district, at 284 Grand Street. Besides having one of the most prestigious collections of contemporary art in the world, Straus supports a first-rate stable of international contemporary artists, and, along with his wife Livia, is the founder of the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, NY. Zhang is also a finalis in the painting category for the Premio Combat Prize 2016, with associated exhibition currently on view in Livorno, Italy through July 16th.
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.”