June 4th in Chicago: Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani CHROMOTHERAPY exhibition opens

The exhibition of works by Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani from his body of work entitled “CHROMOTHERAPY” opens this Friday evening at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago.  The reception will be held from 5-8 pm and is open to the public.

This exhibition will continue through August 20th.

To read about his upcoming exhibition at the UNM Art Museum (September 10 – December 19, 2010) click here.

From the museum’s website:

“The University of New Mexico Art Museum is honored to present the retrospective Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008. This project is the first comprehensive analysis of the many and varied projects of New Mexico-based photographer Patrick 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. This exhibition is the first to bring together these tour-de-force and seminal projects thus providing a unique opportunity to see the range of Nagatani’s directorial approach and the breadth of his contributions to color photography.

The exhibition is accompanied by a 260 page full-color publication, edited by curator Michele M. Penhall with essays by leading authorities in the field.”  (UNMN Press, anticipated June 2010)

To read about earlier works, click here (Center for Creative Photography) and here (Museum of Contemporary Photography).

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