Black and white photo of field with lit fires

The Eyes On Series

Sponsored by Vicki and Kent Logan

Eyes On is a focused multi-year contemporary art series, featuring the work of contemporary artists who we believe should have broader exposure to our audiences. Sponsored by Vicki and Kent Logan, Eyes On will highlight about four emerging contemporary artists each year through 2020 in the Logan Gallery and Fuse Box on level 4 of the Hamilton Building.

Performers walking away from fire

Anthony McCall, Landscape for Fire, 1972. Film still. © Anthony McCall.

Eyes On: Anthony McCall

November 21, 2019 – November 29, 2020

In Landscape for Fire, five performers dressed in white set fire to pots of gasoline laid in a vast grid across an airfield in North Weald, England.

Mixed media tile installation

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.

Eyes On: Jonathan Saiz

May 12, 2019 – November 17, 2019

The artist employs social media to spark conversation about utopia and a digital interface to document responses.

Installation view meant to simulate the camps at the U.S.-Mexico border

Erika Harrsch, installation view of Under the Same Sky … We Dream (2017-19). Dimensions and duration variable. Photo by Denver Art Museum.

Eyes On: Erika Harrsch

March 10, 2019 – November 17, 2019

This multi-media installation was comprised of imagery, music, text, and furnishings that reference the circumstances faced by immigrants and refugees subject to the DREAM Act.

Fox with the body shape of a woman wearing a bright pink dress

Julie Buffalohead (Ponca), A Little Medicine and Magic, 2018. Oil paint on canvas; 60 x 84 in. Denver Art Museum: Indigenous arts of North America acquisition fund, purchased with funds from Loren G. Lipson, M.D., 2018.301A-B. Image courtesy of Julie Buffalohead and Bockley Gallery.

Eyes On: Julie Buffalohead

July 29, 2018 – April 21, 2019

Julie Buffalohead's depiction of animals are a vehicle to explore both familiar and unfamiliar narratives related to their personal heritage and the world around them

Snow monkeys out in the wild

Shimabuku, Do snow monkeys remember snow mountains? (video still), 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles © Shimabuku.

Eyes On: Shimabuku

July 29, 2018 – February 3, 2019

Shimabuku showcased a video by Japan-based artist Shimabuku titled “Do snow monkeys remember snow mountains?"

Side view of old book

Xiaoze Xie, Through Fire (Books that Survived the Anti-Japanese War of Resistance at Tsinghua University, No. 1), 2017. Oil on linen; 48 x 74 in. Purchase with funds from DAM Contemporaries and Modern & Contemporary Acquisitions Funds, 2018.28 © Xiaoze Xie.

Eyes On: Xiaoze Xie

Decembe 3, 2017 – July 8, 2018

Xiaoze Xie has a lifelong passion for books. In his worldview, books are conveyers of prestige and signifiers of collective cultural knowledge: repositories of historical meaning, cultural conflict, and political strife.

Eyes On 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 residents who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.