“Colin Livingston - Artist" is the latest Plus Gallery publication to offer an in-depth view of one of the gallery’s most outstanding, celebrated contemporary artists. The book covers Livingston’s last three solo exhibitions from between the years 2006 and 2013, ones that have engaged the gallery context in a most extraordinary fashion, presenting conceptual painting-based installations where the underlying message is distinct and multi-layered. Livingston has long been hailed as a pop-based painter, generating some of the most visually stimulating, dense compositions of any artist under the age of 40 in the country. There is much more than meets the eye within his work, a challenge to consumer sensibilities as well as a celebration of today’s unique systems which the consumer has mandated. Livingston engages the very notions of art as a commodity, presenting an often tongue-very-in-cheek mentality and aesthetic that is both intellectual and fun. The book is the fourth in a series of quality monographs produced by Plus Gallery to celebrate the prominent artists whose careers began in Denver, Colorado. Others in the series include the first two comprehensive publications on the celebrated painter Jenny Morgan “New Territory” and “We are all setting suns, “ as well as “Xi Zhang - Dream Dust,” all of which are available through Blurb.com
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Plus Gallery is known as one of the true progressive contemporary exhibition spaces in Denver, maintaining the highest standards for artist representation and community interaction. Since 2001 the gallery has built a formidable reputation as a valuable resource for the art and collector community through solo exhibitions by some of Colorado's most prestigious and forward thinking artists, as well as an ongoing experimental forum for new media. The program offers an extensive selection of works by visionary national artists and often serves as an incubator for new emerging talent. Plus Gallery collaborates with partners throughout the Denver area in order to raise the vitality of the local scene, complementing the efforts put forth at the institutional level in order to construct a more creative and dynamic community.
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