Press Kit

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Patrick Nagatani: A Survey of Early Photographs Press Release >

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University of New Mexico Art Museum proudly presents Patrick Nagatani: A Survey of Early Photographs.  The exhibition features 50 foundational works, some which have rarely been seen, and makes connections to ongoing series created by Nagatani throughout his career. The photographs in the exhibition predate Nagatani’s move to New Mexico where he was Professor of photography in the Department of Art and Art History at UNM (1987-2007) and the work for which he became known, including the large-scale Polaroids made in collaboration with Andrée Tracey (1983-89) and Nuclear Enchantment (1988-93).

Patrick Nagatani: A Survey of Early Photographs will open with a weekend of special events on April 27 and 28.  A reception will be held at the Museum on Friday, April 27 from 4:00 to 6:30 PM and will be followed by the New Mexico premiere of Living in the Story, in Popejoy Hall, a new documentary film about Nagatani’s work told in his own words.  Director Lynn Estomin, cinematographer Miguel Gandert, and Andrew Smith, who initiated the project, will be present for an audience Q & A.  A panel of former colleagues and students will convene on Saturday, April 28 at 1:30 PM in Northrup Lecture Hall to discuss Nagatani’s enduring influence as an artist and photographic educator.

The photographs in the exhibition, which come from the permanent collection, were part of a large gift received from Nagatani before he passed away in October 2017. For more information about the exhibition and a full biography of Patrick Nagatani, please visit the UNM Art Museum website.

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The following press release and hi-resolution imagery (ZIP folders) are suitable for print content. Please be sure to see and credit the artist’s work using the included image credit guide for each exhibit.

Here Now: University of New Mexico Department of Art and Art History 24th Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition Press Release >

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Here Now includes approximately 50 artworks by 26 artists, all of whom are current graduate students in University of New Mexico’s Department of Art. This dynamic and diverse group of works surveys what is happening at UNM right now and includes painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, and performance art. Selected by Mary Statzer, Curator of Prints and Photographs at UNM Art Museum, Here Now explores themes of family, sexuality and loss, the construction of identity via social media, how we navigate and understand landscape in the digital age, hybridity among traditional mediums of art, and more.

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The following press release and hi-resolution imagery (ZIP folders) are suitable for print content. Please be sure to see and credit the artist’s work using the included image credit guide for each exhibit.

Eden Turned on Its Side Press Release >

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Meridel Rubenstein, Eden Turned on Its Side is a major photographic artwork comprised of three parts: Photosynthesis, Volcano Cycle, and Eden in Iraq. The work is about human relationships to the environment on the scales of human time, geological time, and mythical time. Photosynthesis focuses on the natural cycle of the seasons and our interdependence on trees for our existence, including the very air we breathe. Volcano Cycle documents the active volcanoes of the Indonesian Ring of Fire to consider ecological change on the non-human scale of deep, geological time. Eden in Iraq explores environmental devastation and renewal at the site of Biblical Eden in Southern Iraq.

This will be the first showing of Meridel Rubenstein, Eden Turned on Its Side that includes selections from all three of its component series.

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