The collaborative team of Chris Coleman and Laleh Mehran are two of the most engaged and celebrated artists within Denver’s new media landscape, their individual and collaborative efforts having taken center stage at some of the state’s most prestigious institutions including the Denver Art Museum, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and GOCA in Colorado Springs. Their latest collaborative body of work “Transitional Fragments” will be on view at Plus Gallery from March 13th through April 19th. It is the first of back-to-back exhibitions hosted by the gallery that highlight the talent inherent in Denver’s new media sphere, showcasing work that is truly on the leading-edge in both art and design.
“Transitional Fragments” provides a multi-layered perspective on the ways we view the world through the use of maps. From outer space, through the sky, down to the ground, Coleman and Mehran give the viewer a chance to explore the landscapes of the world through their unique vision, one which is based on both artists acute sense and knowledge of digital media and technology. It is through this lens that “Transitional Fragments” provides the viewer with an experience which transcends space through the use of texture, form and other carefully planned elements. All of this culminating in something that helps us better understand not only the way in which we view our environments, but the ways we view ourselves in relation to them. The artists describe this series as being comprised of “hybrid media,” drawing the complex forms of software and machinery used to create each piece.
Both Coleman and Mehran’s careers are distinguished individually as well as through their unique collaborations together and with others. The pair have been collaborating on works together since 2001, connecting the corporeal with the digital and beyond. Their extraordinary interactive installation “W3FI” was originally hosted at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in 2011 before moving on to other institutional settings throughout the U.S. and the world. Both artists involvement in the immersive art/dining experience “Monkeytown 4” being held in Denver for the first time this winter, will present their works in motion-based art to an even wider public in an outstanding new context. Both artists are Associate Professor’s in Emergent Digital Practices at the University of Denver.
Plus Gallery will host a reception to open “Transitional Fragments” on Thursday, March 13th from 6-8pm. Chris Coleman and Laleh Mehran will discuss their work on Saturday afternoon March 29th at 4pm. Both events are free and open to the public.
Plus Gallery is open by appointment only from March 2nd through March 13th. Regular hours will commence once again on March 14th.
Plus Gallery will host Tatsuya Nakatani, Janet Feder and Conrad Kehn for an intimate night of experimental music on March 19th.
Plus Gallery artists Chris Coleman, Laleh Mehran, Milton Croissant III and Alex McLeod have motion-based works shown in the unique Monkey Town 4 experience along with an assortment of the worlds best video and digital artists. Monkey Town 4 runs through the end of May, it would be ridiculous to miss this exquisite experience in Denver before it tours to select locations in the US and World.
Read the Denver Post review of Monkey Town 4.
Plus Gallery artist Tsehai Johnson has work on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum in the NCECA Ceramic Arts Invitational exhibition through March 23rd.
Plus Gallery artist Wes Magyar’s solo exhibition “Means to an End” will take place at the Arvada Center from April 11th through May 11th.
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.