From Van Gogh over a century ago, to Cindy Sherman today, self portraiture holds a singular place in art, whether as a working tool, fascination or “mirror” of individual and collective reality that stimulates both artists and collectors alike. A very distinct and continually evolving case in point is that of Jenny Morgan, a young contemporary painter who since emerging through Denver Colorado’s gallery circuit in 2002 has developed her own particular attachment to the self to build a formidable career with a unique trajectory unlike any other in art today.
Plus Gallery Events
Denver Digerati and the Denver Theatre District will offer up a fresh perspective on the most popular form of entertainment with the SUPERNOVA Outdoor Festival of Digital Animation and Art. The festival emphasizes new, exciting realms in digital animation and art through a variety of programs from 4-11pm on the 14th Street LED screens at Champa and Arapahoe and a special competition screening in the DPAC Galleria. Winning pieces will be honored by three distinguished guest jurors, Claudia Maté, Jonathan Monaghan and Morehshin Allahyari, all chosen for their pioneering work within the fields of new media, contemporary art and digital motion graphics on an international level. The festival will conclude with a live new-media music performance by Denver based Thug Entrancer and artist Milton Melvin Croissant III.
The summer exhibition at the Arvada Center examines Surrealism and Realism and the line between the two by presenting works by contemporary local and regional artists including Plus Gallery artists Donald Fodness and Melissa Furness. Drawing from the surrealist thoughts on the unconscious mind and dreams, works in this exhibition will not only explore Surrealism and Realism, but they will feature subject matter and techniques that blur the lines between real and surreal. This exhibition will be split into three parts, each displayed in one of the Arvada Center’s three galleries, and each part will investigate the real and the surreal.
The exhibition opens to the public with a free reception on Thursday evening June 4th from 6-9pm.
Jenny Morgan has launched her latest major solo exhibition ALL WE HAVE IS NOW at Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York City on view May 14 – July 2nd, 2015.
Plus Gallery artist Nick Musaelian will present an artist talk on Wednesday, March 4th starting at 7pm in conjunction with his solo exhibition “From Ass to Skunk” at Abend Gallery, 2260 E. Colfax Ave in Denver, Colorado. Join us for an engaging view into this artist’s fascinating work.
Plus Gallery and Metropolitan Frame will open an exhibition of new works by Laura Krudener, Frank T. Martinez and Xi Zhang on Wednesday, February 18th with an evening reception from 5-8pm. The evening will serve as an opportunity to re-engage with Plus Gallery, meet our new associates and view some terrific new works by each of the three artists.
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 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.