Plus Gallery presents one of our most significant group efforts to-date with the invitational exhibition “Super Human” from July 10th through August 15th. The survey brings together a wide-ranging field of artists from around the world that collectively depict diverse directions in portraiture or a strong focus on the human condition, anchored by an array of Plus Gallery’s most acclaimed artists. A massing of small-scale 2-d works with diverse, thought-provoking relationships to the two terms “Super” and “Human,” are intermixed with a trio of highly entertaining motion-based artworks that playfully interpret the theme, all anchored by a life-size, riveting figurative sculpture by artist Roger Reutimann. Artists featured in the exhibition are Bill Amundson / Colorado, Jeremy Bailey / Canada, Megan Burns / New York, Craig Cleveland / Utah, David Cook / California, Adan De La Garza / Colorado, Juan Pablo Echeverri / Columbia, Donald Fodness / Colorado, Matthew Gardiner / Canada, Matthew Harris / Colorado, Jules Julien / Netherlands, Liza Lacroix / Canada, Gabriel Liston / Oregon, Wes Magyar / Colorado, Jenny Morgan / New York, Keita Morimoto / Canada, David Mramor / New York, John Harlan Norris / Arkansas, Austin Parkhill / Alaska, Lauren Pelc-McArthur / Canada, Christopher R. Perez / Colorado, Roger Reutimann / Colorado, Jon Rietfors / Colorado, Michael Ryan / New York, Aimee Santos / California, Gregg Segal / California, Xi Zhang / Wisconsin and Mario Zoots / Colorado. The exhibition was curated by Ivar Zeile with major assistance from Plus Gallery associates Nicki Maggiore and Camille Shortridge.
“Super Human” will open with a reception and Plus Gallery 13-year anniversary celebration on Thursday, July 10th from 6-9pm. ++++++++++++++
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 recently relocated to the corner of 25th and Larimer in North Downtown Denver, into a unique renovation of a remnant parcel of the Benjamin Moore Paint Factory. This singular redevelopment adds a two-story gallery space to the dramatic architecture of the historic Benjamin Moore complex, serving as a visual anchor for the entrance to the Upper Larimer corridor and River North Arts District. 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 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.