All Grown Up

Jenny Morgan: Kith and Kin, at Plus Gallery, will focus first and foremost on the painter's work, but also on her longstanding relationship with Plus. Morgan happens to have been the very first intern at the then-fledgling space in 2003; since then, her relationship with gallery owner Ivar Zeile has grown into that of artist and art dealer.

Morgan's work is typified by color-saturated nudes that blend real portraiture with conceptual ideas. Aside from having exhibited several times at Plus, she has spent the better part of the last decade working out of New York City, painting commissions for the likes of The New York Times and showing her art in London and Miami, among other places.

"Obviously, she started in this market, building a relationship to people who are interested in her work, and that is very real to her," Zeile says. "In a lot of ways, I can look at her and say that Jenny has shown an almost perfect career."

Jenny Morgan continues through July 14 at at Plus, 2501 Larimer Street. The gallery will be selling a limited number of copies of We Are All Setting Suns, a book of Morgan's work curated by Zeile. For more information, visit www.plusgallery.com or call 303-296-0927.
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: June 1. Continues through July 14, 2012

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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