The USA Pro Challenge once again teams up with Visit Denver and Denver International Airport for the annual Bike Art Project in which local artists turn traditional bikes into their own works of art as a way to celebrate this prestigious event through the vast amount of creative talent within the state. The project has been curated by Plus Gallery owner Ivar Zeile for the 4th year in a row, and features an impressive lineup of outstanding contemporary artists. The completed artworks will be unveiled on Tuesday, July 29th with a reception at the McNichols Civic Center building from 5 to 7pm. RSVP please to [email protected]
Plus Gallery Events
“Friday Flash No. 7 – Kid Wonder” takes place on Friday, July 18th at 8pm and again on Saturday, July 19th at 11am, both at the corner of 14th and Champa Street. The basis for “Kid Wonder” is to explore short-form animations and digital artworks that inspire the imaginations of kids as well as adults. Kid Wonder serves as an example of the overriding accessibility and “wonder” inherent in art that is firmly of today yet rooted in artistic traditions that have steadily grown in sophistication and visibility over just the last hundred-plus years. The program is free for everyone, advancing new media and motion-based art as the future of Public Art.
In keeping to the spirit of Saturday morning cartoons, Kid Wonder will have a repeat screening the morning of July 19th at 11am, following it’s debut Friday night, July 18th at 8pm.
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 are intermixed with a trio of highly entertaining motion-based artworks, all anchored by a riveting sculpture by artist Roger Reutimann.
Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, July 10th from 6-9pm. We will also be celebrating the gallery’s lucky 13th anniversary that night as well.
Plus Gallery is pleased to announce the first in a trio of exhibitions taking place in our region this year featuring Plus Gallery’s own Jenny Morgan, one of the most outstanding artists to emerge from Denver over the last decade. The first begins next week with the solo exhibition “Human Condition” hosted by The Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming. We’ve been working with curator Matt West and passionate art collector Dr. Wayne Yakes for over a year on the exhibition and guarantee it will be one of the single best collections of Morgan’s work ever presented to date, featuring an assortment of Morgan’s paintings from the last five years. Human Condition will open with a reception on Thursday, June 19th starting at 6pm. Jenny will talk about the works in the exhibition that night at 7pm, and will be leading a 2-day painting workshop on Friday and Saturday as part of the LCCC’s visiting artist initiative. The exhibition will be on view through July 3rd, 2014.
Denver Digerati’s “Friday Flash” program returns to the streets of Denver once again to present a refreshing dose of visual awe to the public in the form of today’s most captivating and unique digital animation and motion-based artworks.
“Unbound: Digital Creations” opens at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, an expansive exhibition featuring Plus Gallery artists Alex McLeod, Chris Coleman, Milton Croissant III and Laleh Mehran, alongside some of the areas most diverse and compelling contemporary talents. On view through August 31st, 2014
Plus Gallery announces the return of the fascinating and beloved artist Xi Zhang for BONE, his second official solo exhibition at the gallery. BONE connects six of Xi Zhang’s ongoing bodies of work, ones that reflect on hyperrealisim, nihilism and existentialism, the undertones for his current practice.
Stop by Plus on May 17th for Kristin Stransky’s subversively stimulating, highly interactive exhibition “common / myth” during the tour. Stransky will be on hand that day demonstrating the 3D printing technology she uses to create her unique works, with giveaways occurring all day long.
On Friday, May 9th the CPAC will host an opportunity to get more involved in the discussion around the changing currents in contemporary art and how artists are developing new applications influenced by photography.
Laleh Mehran and Chris Coleman will discuss their latest collaborative works on view at Plus Gallery in the exhibition “Transitional Fragment” on Saturday March 29th beginning at 4pm. Coleman and Mehran’s careers are distinguished through their unique collaborations together as well as with others. The pair have been collaborating on works together since 2001, connecting the corporeal with the digital and beyond.