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Nyoirin Kannon

Patrick Nagatani, Nyoirin Kannon, 2008, chromogenic print, masking tape and archival enhancing medium, 49 × 29 × 2 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift Patrick Nagatani, 2016 (2016.4.2) © Patrick Nagatani

Nyoirin Kannon

Artist: Patrick Nagatani (American, 1945 - 2017)
Date: 2008
Medium: chromogenic print, masking tape and archival enhancing medium
Dimensions:
49 × 29 × 2 in. (124.5 × 73.7 × 5.1 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift Patrick Nagatani, 2016
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2016.4.2
Description
Nagatani has been working on his Tape-estry series since 1983. The process begins with a color photograph to which he selectively applies masking tape, often covering the whole surface in the translucent material. This translucency is appropriate to his subject, the Buddhist bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (known as Kannon in Japanese Buddhism), who is associated with compassion and salvation.
Not on view
In Collection(s)
Publication and Exhibition History: 2012 Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia, Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008 2011 Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, California, Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008 2010 University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008