“Eyes On: Xiaoze Xie” is an ongoing exhibition at the Denver Art Museum presenting still-life paintings, all of which are inspired from banned and forbidden books in China taking a potshot at contemporary life.
Xiaoze Xie has a lifelong passion for books; books for him are conveyers of prestige and cultural knowledge, storehouses of historical information, cultural conflict, and political strife. The China-born artist now splits his time between his studio at Beijing and in California, where he is the Paul L. & Phyllis Wattis Professor of Art at Stanford University.
Xiaoxe Xie received his Master of Fine Art degrees from the Central Academy of Arts & Design in Beijing and the University of North Texas. He has had solo exhibitions at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Knoxville Museum of Art. “Eyes On: Xiaoze Xie” marks the start of a series of exhibitions featuring contemporary artists who need fuller exposure to the museum’s audiences.
The exhibition will be on view through July 8, 2018, at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204, USA.