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Posted August 19, 2010 in Member News

Patrick Nagatani Retrospective: Desire for Magic

The University of New Mexico Art Museum will present a retrospective of Patrick Nagatani's work, Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008, September 10 to December 19, 2010, with an opening reception on September 10, 5-7 p.m. This project is the first comprehensive exhibition of the many and varied projects of New Mexico-based photographer Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani, who has worked as a photographer and artist since the 1970s. It will include examples from his Nagatani/Tracey Polaroid Collaborations, the Japanese American Concentration Camp portfolio, Nuclear Enchantment, Novellas, Nagatani/Ryoichi Excavations, Chromatherapy series; and the large-scale masking tape works, Tape-estries.

A monograph of the exhibition will be available in September: Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008. It includes seven critical essays by distinguished scholars each addressing a specific project from a unique perspective, a comprehensive bibliography and exhibition history, and previously unpublished texts significant to particular projects. With 122 color plates and five gatefolds, the book provides for the reader, an opportunity to see the breadth and range of Nagatani's color photography, and to see into the elaborately constructed worlds of his imagination. For more information on the exhibit and the monograph, please visit the websites below:

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