Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
As you have probably seen by now, our September 2014 issue features cover artwork by Brooklyn-based painter, Jenny Morgan. All summer, we feel like we have been getting to know Morgan, and now as the summer comes to a close, she will open a solo show, "The Golden Hour," at Plus Gallery in Denver on September 11, 2014. The show marks her fifth solo show at Plus Gallery.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 08, 2014
Adding something fresh and necessary to the genre of portraiture may seem impossible, but in that realm, Jenny Morgan is crushing it. Don’t label her paintings figurative or photoreal. Her extraordinary skills for rendering the human figure are beside the point. Layers of the unconscious are revealed in the reductive abstraction of her portraits...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Sometimes you just walk right into a gallery and know you have something moving on your hands. That is what we felt like with Jenny Morgan. Her work is stunning, well-executed, alluring... and we have her on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Juxtapoz. We go to Jenny's Brooklyn studio to watch the development of her new body of work.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Plus Gallery presents one of our most significant group efforts to-date with the invitational exhibition “Super Human” from July 10th through August 15th. The survey brings together a wide ranging field of artists from around the world that collectively depict diverse directions in portraiture or a strong focus on the human condition, anchored by an array of Plus Gallery’s most acclaimed artists. A massing of small-scale 2-d works are intermixed with a trio of highly entertaining motion-based artworks, all anchored by a riveting sculpture by artist Roger Reutimann.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 14, 2013
DRISCOLL BABCOCK GALLERIES presents Jenny Morgan: How To Find A Ghost, Morgan’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. In this new body of work, Morgan pushes her transcendent figurative paintings to a larger scale, the pure magnitude of which amplifies the psychological intimacy of her work. Despite the immediacy of her figures, Morgan’s deep insights into her subjects emerge slowly over time; their blurred features, sanded outlines, and unique coloration push her portraits toward a revelatory abstraction.
Erotica // Friday, September 13, 2013
'The figure is simply the most compelling subject matter for me, it feels natural and with the ebb and flow of my style and maturity, I find new ways to approach the portrait. It has taken me years to break through walls that were developed when I was younger- ideals about the tradition of painting and the preciousness of realism...'
Top List // Thursday, December 13, 2012
Over the past 6 months, we have noticed a trend that we thought was true and was proven correct. Our readers love a good hyperreal, photorealstic painting. Each artist with the skill to create a photorealistic piece has their own style and strengths, and we combed over our content from the past year to bring to you the very best photoreal painters featured Juxtapoz.com. Don't blink and make sure you look closely. These are the talents that make you have a double take.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 19, 2012
On June 1st, Jenny Morgan will open a new set of photorealist paintings in Kith and Kin at Plus Gallery in Denver, Colorado. The show marks Morgan's 3rd solo show at Plus, with the gallery noting "Morgan's riveting portraits push far past traditional realism, carrying a visceral and emotional impact."
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 15, 2011
In utilizing the figure, Jenny Morgan facilitates a correspondence between souls. The figures resemble avatars in their presence and disdain for artificial attachment to the contours, rather than the spirit, of the body.