Survey of Patrick Nagatani's early photograhy illumines a master
By Maggie Grimason
We speak with curator Mary Statzer about Patrick Nagatani, who created smart, often surprising photographs that hummed with their questions on spirituality, the construction of self, how we heal and how we fit into the puzzle of the natural world.
Albuquerque didn’t have a months-long Marina Abramovic show to torture us into art world obeisance (the “Grandmother of Performance Art” sat immobile for more than 700 hours in the Museum of Modern Art). But 2010 was a year of exhibitions, performances and people that have come to define the alternative position our city is carving out in the larger art world.