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Photos: Super Human updates the art of portraiture at Plus Gallery

Adan de la Garza, "Arbitrary self improvement," performance document, HD video, 31 minutes, 2014.
Adan de la Garza, "Arbitrary self improvement," performance document, HD video, 31 minutes, 2014.

It's not unusual for Plus Gallery to throw a group show in the summer, but Ivar Zeile says this year's offering, Super Human, is his biggest multi-artist exhibition ever, with work from more than 25 local, national and even international artists. More than just a collection of portraits, Super Human is a sleek study in 21st-century trends in portraiture. Here's a sneak peek at some of that work; see the rest when the show opens on Thursday, July 10.

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Megan Burns, "Mysteria," oil on panel, 16 x 12 inches, 2014.
Megan Burns, "Mysteria," oil on panel, 16 x 12 inches, 2014.
David Cook, "Patiently waiting," acrylic on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, 2014.
David Cook, "Patiently waiting," acrylic on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, 2014.
Matthew Gardiner, "Untitled (Pat)," Acrylic on canvas, 14 x 11 inches, 2012.
Matthew Gardiner, "Untitled (Pat)," Acrylic on canvas, 14 x 11 inches, 2012.
Jenny Morgan, "Thank You," acrylic on canvas, 25 x 19 inches, 2013.
Jenny Morgan, "Thank You," acrylic on canvas, 25 x 19 inches, 2013.
Keita Morimoto, "Girl in Black" oil on panel, 7 x 5 inches, 2014.
Keita Morimoto, "Girl in Black" oil on panel, 7 x 5 inches, 2014.

Continue reading for more portraits from Super Human

 

Jon Rietfors, "Self Portrait with Dymo Labels 2"23.75 x 18.5 inches, 2014.
Jon Rietfors, "Self Portrait with Dymo Labels 2"23.75 x 18.5 inches, 2014.
Michael Ryan, "Girl from P.S. 151 #1," mixed media on duralar, 17 x 14 inches, 2014.
Michael Ryan, "Girl from P.S. 151 #1," mixed media on duralar, 17 x 14 inches, 2014.
Gabriel Liston, "Now I Like Ye Better," oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches, 2010.
Gabriel Liston, "Now I Like Ye Better," oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches, 2010.
Austin Parkhill, "Sarah," acrylic on board, 14 x 11 inches, 2014.
Austin Parkhill, "Sarah," acrylic on board, 14 x 11 inches, 2014.
David Mramor, "Black Diamonds" acrylic, spray paint, inkjet on satin stretched and stuffed with purple plastic, 20 x 20 inches, 2013.
David Mramor, "Black Diamonds" acrylic, spray paint, inkjet on satin stretched and stuffed with purple plastic, 20 x 20 inches, 2013.

Super Human opens at Plus Gallery on Thursday, July 10, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. and runs through August 15. Visit Plus Gallery online for more information.

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