Plus Gallery is set to roll out two exciting new exhibitions early in 2015, both collaborative ventures with community associates in an effort to maintain the presence of our strong pool of represented artists during our interim period. Our first endeavor commences on February 13th with Nick Musaelian’s debut solo exhibition “From Ass to Skunk,” a sweeping survey of the paintings of this Colorado-based artist. The exhibition will be on view at Abend Gallery, one of Denver’s established venues for contemporary representational art, through March 13th in a collaboration that shows the possibilities for positive experimentation within Denver’s thriving art community.
Plus Gallery Events
Plus Gallery welcomes California poet Sarah Suzor back to Denver for the release party to celebrate “After the Fox,” a collaborative book of poetry written by Suzor and Travis Cebula.
Join Plus Gallery and four of Denver Digerati’s 2014 commissioned artists for a celebration following the unveiling of seven new animations and motion-based works as part of the evening’s Friday Flash No.8 program that takes place at 14th and Champa in downtown Denver. FF No. 8 starts at 8pm and the post-screening bash will start up at Plus around 9pm.
Plus Gallery opens the Fall 2014 exhibition season with “The Golden Hour,” Jenny Morgan’s 13th solo exhibition and the fifth to be hosted with us here in Denver, Colorado, where Morgan began one of the most singular careers in American painting of the last decade. Join us in welcoming Jenny back to Denver this evening from 6-8pm, the reception is free and open to the public.
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]
“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