Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place
Denver Art Museum
February 19 - October 22, 2017
- Special opening preview sponsored by DAM Contemporaries: Thursday February 16th from 7:30-10pm
- Meet the artists, and enjoy music, dancing, festive snacks, and a cash bar featuring specialty cocktails
- DAMC Members $20; General Admission $27
Carmen Argote, Live/Work (detail), 2016. Mixed media, paper, and metal screen. © Carmen Argote
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place will feature site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. Energizing and vibrant artwork will be presented by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).
These artists examine diverse narratives of migration and the complex layering of cultures throughout the Western United States through ideas related to labor, nostalgia, memory, visibility, and displacement. Installations will incorporate mixed-media, performance-based video art, digital animation, fiber constructions, painting, sculpture, and ceramics.
To foster creativity and provide insight into the artistic process, the on-site development of the installations will be visible to the public beginning in December 2016, with scheduled opportunities for visitors to engage with artists. The exhibition will open February 19, 2017, and will be on view through October 22 of that year.
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place is organized by the Denver Art Museum, and is curated by Rebecca Hart, curator of modern and contemporary art at the DAM. An exhibition catalog will be available in The Shops and online.
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204