From sunrise to sunset on November 7, 2016, Nat Ward walked and photographed across the Rio Grande Gorge bridge in northern New Mexico. Artist Alliance Inc. and Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space is pleased to present one-thousand-two-hundred and eighty-five words written by the artist in response to his photographs.
Part five of the 5-part Workspace ’19 exhibition series, featuring new work by residents of AAI’s LES Studio Program
Nat Ward’s photographs and writing focus on the psychological implications of escapism and alienation in the American Landscape while variously exploring the subtleties of defeat, resignation, and themes of socio-political self-preservation. His work has recently been exhibited at the Ford Foundation Live Gallery, New York, NY 2017-18, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, NY 2017, in two exhibitions organized by Phong Bui & Rail Curatorial Projects, Jersey City, NJ 2017-18 and Brooklyn 2013-14, and at The Jewish Museum, New York, NY 2015. Recent residencies and fellowships include The Sharpe-Wallentas Studio Program 2015-16 and the Wagon Station Encampment at AZ West 2012. Ward received an M.F.A. from Columbia University School of the Arts.