Eyes On

Jonathan Saiz
On View through November 17, 2019
Study for Utopia (2018)

Jonathan Saiz, Study for Utopia, 2018. Mixed media. Courtesy of the artist and K Contemporary Gallery, Photo by Wes Magyar. © Jonathan Saiz

Jonathan Saiz, Study for Utopia, 2019. Mixed media; 2 x 2 in. Courtesy of the artist and K Contemporary. Photo by Wes Magyar. © Jonathan Saiz

Jonathan Saiz, Study for Utopia, 2019. Mixed media; 2 x 2 in. Courtesy of the artist and K Contemporary. Photo by Wes Magyar. © Jonathan Saiz

Jonathan Saiz, Study for Utopia, 2019. Mixed media; 2 x 2 in. Courtesy of the artist and K Contemporary. Photo by Wes Magyar. © Jonathan Saiz

Jonathan Saiz, Study for Utopia, 2019. Mixed media; 2 x 2 in. Courtesy of the artist and K Contemporary. Photo by Wes Magyar. © Jonathan Saiz

Jonathan Saiz, Study for Utopia, 2019. Mixed media; 2 x 2 in. Courtesy of the artist and K Contemporary. Photo by Wes Magyar. © Jonathan Saiz

About

On View through November 17, 2019
Hamilton Building - Level 4
Included in general admission
Purchase general admission tickets online.

Jonathan Saiz’s installation #WhatisUtopia is comprised of a column covered with 10,000 tiny drawings, paintings, and sculptures. By definition, utopia is “an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens.” The artist employs social media to spark conversation and document responses about our ability to re-envision and embody a modern utopia. More than 10,000 artworks were made to be given away after the end of the exhibition.

Consider Jonathan Saiz's invitation to join his dialogue about utopia. Engage through Instagram at @utopia_is_free with the hashtag #WhatisUtopia or #JonathanSaizatDAM.

If you are interested in owning one of the pieces from the installation, visit the Paint Studio at the DAM on November 23 or 24, between noon and 3 pm, where Saiz will be giving a painting demo. You will get a glimpse into his artistic process and have the opportunity to receive an artwork of your own from #WhatisUtopia. Please note only one artwork per person will be gifted.

All opportunities to receive an artwork from #WhatisUtopia are as follows:

  • Denver Art Museum, Paint Studio, level 1, November 23 and 24, noon-3 pm
  • Understudy, December 2, 3–8 pm
  • K Contemporary, December 14, 6–9 pm
  • Union Hall, January 4, 10 am–6 pm

Exposición

EYES ON: JONATHAN SAIZ

Se inaugura el 12 de mayo de 2019

#WhatisUtopia #JonathanSaizatDAM

Del 12 de mayo de 2019 al 17 de noviembre de 2019

Edificio Hamilton, nivel 4

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La instalación de Jonathan Saiz #WhaisUtopia (#QuéEsUtopía) consta de una columna cubierta con 10,000 dibujos, pinturas y esculturas en miniatura. Según definición, utopía es “una comunidad o sociedad imaginaria con características muy deseables o casi perfectas para sus ciudadanos”. El artista emplea las redes sociales para iniciar la conversación y documentar las respuestas sobre nuestra capacidad de reinterpretar y personificar una utopía moderna. Las 10,000 obras de arte fueron hechas para regalarse al final de la exposición. Sigan la historia en Instagram en @utopia_is_free y con las etiquetas #WhatisUtopia o #JonathanSaizatDAM.

La exposición Eyes On: Jonathan Saiz está organizada por el Denver Art Museum. Se presenta con el generoso patrocinio de Vicki y Kent Logan, de los donantes para la campaña benéfica Annual Fund Leadership Campaign y de 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.

Jonathan Saiz, Study for Utopia (Estudio para Utopía), 2018. Medios mixtos. Cortesía del artista y de K Contemporary Gallery, foto de Wes Magyar. © Jonathan Saiz

Jonathan Saiz, Study for Utopia (Estudio para Utopía), 2019. Medios mixtos; 2 x 2 pulg. Cortesía del artista y de K Contemporary Gallery. Foto de Wes Magyar. © Jonathan Saiz

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Eyes On: Jonathan Saiz is organized by the Denver Art Museum. It is presented with the generous support of Vicki and Kent Logan, 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.