Plus Gallery in conjunction with 808 Projects presents: Daily Driver
New works by Mike Whiting
808 Projects (808 Santa Fe Dr. Denver)
April 5 - May 12, 2019
- Artist’s Reception: Thursday April 4th 6:30-8:30pm
- Hours: Thursday - Sunday: Noon - 6pm
Slot Racer, 16 x 16 x 8 inches, 2005 automotive paint on fabricated steelMike Whiting’s vocation as an artist achieved peak status in Colorado last year with Pixelated at the Denver Botanic Gardens, an unprecedented solo exhibition widely praised as one of 2018’s best in the region. A mighty feather in the cap of Whiting’s nearly two-decade long career, the exhibition was also another landmark in Plus Gallery’s efforts to support artist’s careers through long-term vision and directives. Whiting’s eventual foray with Denver’s prestigious outdoor gardens was originally seeded around 2010, just prior to Whiting’s last Plus Gallery solo show Primitive Man, an exhibition bolstered by his public commission for “Rhino” and acquisition of “Pinkie and Mr. Green” for the location straddling three distinct districts near downtown Denver. Pixelated’s impressive display of large-format outdoor sculpture occurred following a period in which Whiting focused almost exclu- sively on monumental outdoor works, resulting in an impressive array of forms that reflect the ambitious, cohesive intent behind the artist’s practice. The only Plus Gallery artist to successfully establish deep interest in his public works across the country, Whiting’s showing of smaller-scale forms and wall-based works in the gallery context remain some of the most successful and celebrated over the years.