About the Book
In addition to extending the comprehensive documentation of Morgan's output as a painter, this volume includes additions that start to bring the artist's notoriety and career into greater focus. The increasingly prolific, gifted writer Nancy Hightower contributes the new essay "Invisible Selves: The Uncanny Portraits of Jenny Morgan," providing a thoughtful and up-to-the-minute consideration of the artist's work. The complete interviews with Morgan for her first video profile "Jenny Morgan - Self Portrait" from 2011 are presented for the first time, as well as select photographs taken by Morgan as source material for her paintings.
To those who know Jenny, who have followed or collected her work, there is a distinct awareness that what she is doing and has achieved is quite rare, and that it is only the beginning. As she continues to loosen the bonds of traditional realist painting, the evolution within her work has grown increasingly more vibrant and daring, resulting in a visual charge that carries tremendous gravity. Morgan's dedication to her own ideals, to painting, and to what she has long held as a meaningful and deep career as a contemporary artist have proven to be immense. Her art intertwines the personal with the universal, carrying an emotional impact that resonates amongst those who are open to it. That audience seems to be consistently expanding, reflected not only by those who acquire her works but by the sheer volume of admirers, bloggers, and publications that have also made Jenny one of their prime discoveries. Her first ten years have held so much promise and depth as to cause a constant and insurmountable anticipation for her future.
Plus Gallery is a long-standing progressive contemporary art program operating in Denver, Colorado. 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.