Mi Tierra

Contemporary Artists Explore Place
Opens February 19, 2017
Ana Teresa Fernández, Erasure 4 (performance documentation), 2015. Oil on canvas.

Ana Teresa Fernández, Erasure 4 (performance documentation), 2015. Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 in. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco. © Ana Teresa Fernández

Daniela Edburg, The Plan, 2016. Archival ink print.

Daniela Edburg, The Plan, 2016. Archival ink print, 22 x 34 inches. © Daniela Edburg

Dmitri Obergfell, Statues Also Die (Mauricio), 2015 (detail). Plaster and graphite.

Dmitri Obergfell, Statues Also Die (Mauricio), 2015 (detail). Plaster and graphite; dimensions variable. Image courtesy of Gildar Gallery and Casa Maauad. © Dmitri Obergfell

Justin Favela, Popocatepetl e Iztaccihuatl vistos desde Atlixco after Jose Maria Velasco, 2016. Paper and glue.

Justin Favela, Popocatepetl e Iztaccihuatl vistos desde Atlixco after Jose Maria Velasco, 2016. Paper and glue, 64 x 82 x 2 inches. Courtesy and © Justin Favela

Carmen Argote, concept drawing for Live/Work, 2016.

Carmen Argote, concept drawing for Live/Work, 2016. Courtesy and © Carmen Argote

Jaime Carrejo, Fence and Flag (detail), 2015. Ink, polymer, acrylic and oxidation paint on wood

Jaime Carrejo, Fence and Flag (detail), 2015. Ink, polymer, acrylic and oxidation paint on wood, 48 x 38 x 1 inches. Courtesy and © Jaime Carrejo

Site-specific installation at the Denver Art Museum by Xochi Solis titled We were not always fallen from the mountain, 2016.

Xochi Solis, We were not always fallen from the mountain, 2016. Gouache, house paint, acrylic, spray paint, Dura-lar film, digitally printed vinyl, SolarFast™ shadow prints, naturally-dyed and handmade paper, colored paper, and found images. © Xochi Solis.

Site-specific installation by Gabriel Dawe for the exhibition Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place on view at the Denver Art Museum Feb 19 to Oct 22, 2017.

Gabriel Dawe, Plexus no. 36, 2016. Gütermann thread, painted wood, and hooks. © Gabriel Dawe.

about

February 19, 2017 – October 22, 2017
Hamilton Building - Level 4
Included in general admission
Purchase general admission tickets online.

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.

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place is organized by the Denver Art Museum. It is generously funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Vicki and Kent Logan, Nichols Venture Group, and the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.

Additional generous support for Daniela Edburg’s Uprooted is provided by the Hamilton Family Foundation through the Hamilton Collaborative: a Visiting Artist Program of the University of Denver and the Denver Art Museum, and for Jaime Carrejo’s One-Way Mirror by Demiurge LLC.

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Exposición

Del 19 de febrero al 22 de octubre del 2017

Edificio Hamilton - Nivel 4

Se incluye en la entrada general

Compre las entradas de admisión general por Internet.

La exposición Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place (Mi Tierra: artistas contemporáneos exploran el concepto de lugar) presentará instalaciones in situ creadas por 13 artistas latinos que comunican experiencias de la vida contemporánea en el oeste de los Estados Unidos. La exposición incluirá obras energéticas y vibrantes de Carmen Argote (Los Ángeles), 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 Gómez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Ángeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe) y Xochi Solís (Austin).

Estos artistas exploran diversas narrativas de la migración y la compleja estratificación de las culturas en el oeste de los Estados Unidos a través de ideas relacionadas con el trabajo, la nostalgia, la memoria, la visibilidad y el desarraigo. Las instalaciones incorporarán medios mixtos, el videoarte basado en la actuación, la animación digital, las construcciones con fibras, la pintura, la escultura y la cerámica.

Con el objetivo de fomentar la creatividad e informar acerca del proceso artístico, el público podrá observar el proceso de creación de las instalaciones in situ, en el propio museo, a partir de diciembre del 2016, con oportunidades programadas para que los visitantes puedan interactuar con los artistas. La exposición se inaugurará el 19 de febrero de 2017 y permanecerá abierta hasta el 22 de octubre de ese mismo año.

La exposición Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place está organizada por el Denver Art Museum y está a cargo de Rebecca Hart. Las tiendas del DAM ofrecerán un catálogo de la exposición, el cual también estará disponible por Internet.

La exposición Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place es una exposición organizada por el DAM. Ha sido generosamente financiada por la Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Vicki y Kent Logan, Nichols Venture Group, los donantes para la campaña benéfica Annual Fund Leadership Campaign y los ciudadanos que brindan su apoyo al Distrito de Organizaciones Científicas y Culturales (SCFD, por sus siglas en inglés). Apoyo promocional proporcionado por 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight y The Denver Post. Apoyo adicional para Uprooted de Daniela Edburg está proveído por la Hamilton Family Foundation a través del Hamilton Collaborative: a Visiting Artist Program de la University of Denver y el Denver Art Museum. Apoyo adicional para One-Way Mirror de Jaime Carrejo está porveído por Demiurge LLC.

Things to Do

  • Ana Teresa Fernández, Erasure 4 (performance documentation), 2015. Oil on canvas.
    Event: Members

    Mi Tierra Member Preview

    Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am5:00pm.

    Members can see the exhibition first; plus, save 20% on all purchases at The Shops. Ticket reservations open Jan. 9. More

  • Justin Favela, Popocatepetl e Iztaccihuatl vistos desde Atlixco after Jose Maria Velasco, 2016. Paper and glue.
    Event: Tours

    Mi Tierra Public Tours

    Beginning on February 21, 2017 this will occur every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday through October 21, 2017.

    Join a 45-minute public tour of Mi Tierra, offered Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 2 pm, February 21 through October 21. Included with general admission, reservations not required. More

  • Rebecca Hart, Polly and Mark Addison Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Denver Art Museum
    Event: Members

    Member Lecture

    Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place with Rebecca Hart
    Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 1:00pm2:30pm.

    Curator Rebecca Hart will share with members her insights on the staging of Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place. More

  • Untitled Final Fridays
    Event: Untitled Final Fridays

    Untitled: Roots

    Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:00pm10:00pm.

    Make yourself at home and celebrate the love of the land with the makers of Mi Tierra. More

  • Site-specific installation at the Denver Art Museum by Xochi Solis titled We were not always fallen from the mountain, 2016.
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Conversation with Curator: Mi Tierra

    Contemporary Artists Explore Place
    Friday, April 7, 2017 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

    Explore the installations of Mi Tierra with curator of modern and contemporary art Rebecca Hart. More

  • Daniela Edburg, The Plan, 2016. Archival ink print.
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Logan Lecture: Mi Tierra, Here & There

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

    Explore echoes of a sense of belonging, here and elsewhere, in the works of Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place. More

News & Stories

  • Artist Justin Favela and two of his assistants in front of a wall with an image of a mountain being projected on it
    Blog: Behind the Scenes

    Go Behind the Scenes of Mi Tierra

    See Installations in Process & Meet Artists through January 22, 2017

    The DAM is offering a rare insiders’ look into the artists’ creative process as well as the museum's installation process from start to finish. More

  • Artist Justin Favela in front of a mural
    Blog: Behind the Scenes

    Mi Tierra Artist Justin Favela

    Get to know Justin Favela in a video and learn more about the artwork he's installing through December 16, 2016. More

  • Mi Tierra logo and artists names
    Blog: Meet the Artist

    Mi Tierra Artist Profiles

    Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place features 13 artist installations. This series introduces the artists through videos and Q&As. More

  • Artist Xochi Solis installing her work on a very high wall in the Hamilton Building
    Blog: en español

    ¡La instalación de Mi Tierra empieza este mes!

    Mi Tierra: artistas contemporáneos exploran el concepto de lugar es una serie de instalaciones in situ de artistas latinos emergentes o ya encaminados en sus carreras, basadas en su experiencia personal de la vida en el oeste estadounidense. Los artistas instalarán sus obras de arte entre el 29 de noviembre y el 31 de enero. More