Juxtapoz // Monday, May 18, 2015
Jenny Morgan has been both a cover of our print edition and our new Hyperreal book, and we are excited about her newest show, "All We Have Is Now," opening at Driscoll Babacock in NYC on May 14. As the gallery notes, "This new series of paintings present amorphous, yet graphically stark figures rendered in a richly saturated prismatic array of colors. Centered on themes of life, death, and rebirth, Morgan’s works question how we relate to our past and challenge us to live in the present." We can't wait to see the whole new body of work!
Vault // Wednesday, December 24, 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 // Wednesday, December 03, 2014
We stopped by Miami Project last night for their opening, and ran into a bunch of old friends along the way. Most importantly, we saw some great works in the Joshua Liner booth with Geoff McFetridge, Andrew Schoultz, Sam Friedman and Evan Hecox, Eleanor Harwood's booth with Paul Wackers, Driscoll Babcock's booth with Jenny Morgan, and some great new works from Greg "SP.One" Lamarche.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 12, 2014
As you have probably seen by now, our September 2014 issue featured 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 opened 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 // Monday, August 25, 2014
Jenny Morgan is busy. Not only did we get a chance to run a great cover story with her in the current September 2014 issue, but she has a solo show, "The Golden Hour" opening at Plus Gallery in Denver on September 11. Today, we want to let you know about her show "Transcendental Supra-mental" opening at Purdue University's Fountain Gallery on September 2, with an artist talk on Thursday, September 4th. So if you want, you can travel the USA's Midwest in early September and catch some Jenny Morgan shows...
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...'