Jordan Casteel

Returning the Gaze
Opens February 2, 2019

Jordan Casteel, Benyam, 2018. Oil on canvas; 90 x 78 in. Komal Shah & Gaurav Garg Collection. Image courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York © Jordan Casteel

Q

Jordan Casteel, Q, 2017. Oil on canvas; 78 x 60 in. Ann and Mel Schaffer Family Collection. Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York © Jordan Casteel

Cowboy E, Sean Cross, and Og Jabar

Jordan Casteel, Cowboy E, Sean Cross, and Og Jabar, 2017. Oil on canvas; 90 x 78 in. Collection of Barbara and Michael Gamson. Image courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York © Jordan Casteel.

Joe and Mozel

Jordan Casteel, Joe and Mozel, 2017. Oil on canvas; 90 x 78 in. Collection of Lonti Ebers. Image courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York © Jordan Casteel.

Ron and Jordan

Jordan Casteel, Ron and Jordan, 2015. Oil on canvas; 72 x 54 in. Collection of Noel E.D. Kimon. Image courtesy of Sargent's Daughters, New York © Jordan Casteel

Jordan Casteel, Yahya

Jordan Casteel, Yahya, 2014. Oil on canvas; 52 x 72 in. The Collection of Jim and Julie Taylor. Image courtesy of Sargent's Daughters, New York © Jordan Casteel

Image of Jordan Casteel

Photograph by David Schulze. Courtesy of Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York

About

February 2, 2019 – May 26, 2019
Hamilton Building - Level 1
Included in general admission
Purchase general admission tickets online.

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze will feature nearly 30 paintings by Denver-born artist Jordan Casteel, who is now based in Harlem, New York. This presentation represents Casteel’s first major museum exhibition, and provides audiences with a first look at new work by one of the most acclaimed emerging artists working today.

The exhibition will bring together a body of work made from 2014 to 2018, with new paintings that reveal Casteel’s evolving practice and a shift in subject matter ranging from cityscapes and subway scenes to women and local business owners. Casteel’s approach to selecting subjects involves walking around her neighborhood and taking photographs. By transforming these photographs into larger-than-life portraits with subtle shifts in light, bold colors, and gestural brushwork, Casteel reveals individuals and atmospheres that often go unnoticed.

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze is curated by Rebecca Hart, Vicki and Kent Logan Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Exposición

JORDAN CASTEEL

RETURNING THE GAZE

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze (Jordan Casteel: devolviendo la mirada) incluirá casi 30 pinturas del artista Jordan Casteel, nacida en Denver, que en la actualidad vive en Harlem, Nueva York. Esta presentación es su primera exposición de gran alcance en un museo y ofrece al público una primera mirada al nuevo trabajo de una de las artistas emergentes más reconocida del momento.

La exposición reunirá una serie de obras creadas entre 2014 y 2018, con nuevas pinturas que reflejan la evolución del arte de Casteel y el giro que dio en su materia de estudio, de paisajes urbanos y escenas en el subterráneo a mujeres y propietarios de negocios locales. La estrategia de Casteel para seleccionar a sus sujetos se basa en tomar fotografías mientras recorre el vecindario. Al transformar estas fotografías en retratos más grandes que el tamaño real, agregando sutiles cambios en la luz, colores vivos y pinceladas gestuales, Casteel revela a las personas y atmósferas que a menudo pasan desapercibidas.

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze está a cargo de Rebecca Hart, curadora Vicki y Kent Logan de arte moderno y contemporáneo.

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze is organized by the Denver Art Museum. It is presented with generous support from Merle C. Chambers, Vicki and Kent Logan, Judi and Joe Wagner, 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.