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Whenever Plus Gallery artist Xi Zhang, who now lives in Milwaukee, returns to his once-adopted home of Denver, it’s reason for a celebration, and his current visit will include that and more, with both a wedding and a new solo show at Plus on the talented Chinese emigre’s agenda. The exhibition, Bone, will represent the juncture of several series by the trailblazing painter, including two interrelated ones: “Permanence Within” and “Permanence Without” both explore issues of nihilism from opposing points of view. The trick in hanging this show, which slingshots ideas in so many different directions, will be selecting a cross-section that covers ground while holding every-thing together, notes Plus owner Ivar Zeile. “[Zhang] paints with a lot of experimentation and has been evolving with several different styles over the last few years,” Zeile explains. “With each step forward, you can see these abilities cohering more and more.”

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