"My intent for this show was to create a group of art that continues to delve into previous investigations of the intersections of art and commerce by presenting a new way to buy art."
- Colin Livingston, 2013
Plus Gallery presents the latest series of painting products by Colin Livingston in the solo exhibition "The Art Bucket" from April 19th through May 25th, 2013. The Colorado based artist has delivered some of the most consistently explosive installations and painting-based conceptual environments in Denver’s history, ones that inspire reflection on the value, impulse and objectivity of art and creativity as a commodity. Comparisons to Andy Warhol are valid only in that Livingston works in a “pop” related vein. With “The Art Bucket” he takes the idea of “pop” to a literal street-level, with paintings influenced by soda and beverage logos and the colorful branding schemes that make them attractive to people all over the world. Livingston’s latest diptychs also come with 5-gallon plastic buckets that contain all of the elements one might need to make his paintings, inspired by no-less than the giant of consumption, the Burger King cup. “The Art Bucket” is another fascinating expression of society gone wrong - or oh so right!
Plus Gallery in association with Denver Arts & Venues present the exhibition XI ZHANG: 21st CENTURY DNA from April 4th through July 29th, 2013. The show features 35 paintings by the young and talented contemporary Chinese artist based in Denver, as well as a recent portrait of Zhang by Plus Gallery sensation Jenny Morgan. Zhang was selected by Denver’s Biennial of the Americas to represent the US in the distinguished URRA Art Residency program in 2012. This exhibition presents paintings created there for the first time, along with selected works from the last three years that exhibit a depth, maturity and fascination that is unparalleled amongst emerging artists. The McNichols Civic Center is open to the public for viewing Thursday through Sunday 10am - 5pm. Denver Arts & Venues and Plus Gallery host a public reception for Zhang on Thursday, April 25th from 5-7pm.
Please join Plus Gallery, Bruce Price and the Denver Art Museum on Wednesday, May 15th from 4:30 - 5:30 pm for a special artists reception for the exhibition "Bruce Price "Works on Paper 2007 - 2012." Price's solo exhibition will first be on view at the DAM starting April 21st. The museum hosts the special afternoon reception for Price the following month on May 15th from 4:30-5:30pm, directly preceding the opening reception for the museum-wide exhibition "Spun" from 5:30-7:30pm that night. The exhibition will remain on view for over six months, concluding on November 3rd.
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 has been hailed as the "Best New Gallery" by the Westword Weekly the same year. Plus Gallery is a member of the Denver Art Dealers Association.
Plus Gallery has released three major artist monographs:
Jenny Morgan: We are all setting suns is the most recent 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. Copies may be ordered direct from Plus Gallery or via blurb.com.