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A painting by Robert Nava depicting an abstract angel

Robert Nava
Asteroid Maker Angel, 2020
Acrylic and grease pencil on canvas
85 × 73 inches (215.9 cm × 185.4 cm)
© Robert Nava; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

With a fascination for the mythical and a penchant for scribbles, the Brooklyn-based artist prepares a new body of paintings for his first solo show in New York, opening February 25.

A few wings may flutter and a few harps may sing when artist Robert Nava opens his show of new paintings at Vito Schnabel Gallery later this month. Under the title Angels, this body of work explores the inexhaustible variations of those celestial beings, giving form and fanciful specializations—Night Storm Angel, Gold Sky and Wind Angel, Asteroid Maker Angel (all 2020)—to a religious symbol oft-explored in the history of art.

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