How We Will Get There | Mateo Nava

Wed, Dec 3, 12am - Fri, Dec 5, 2014 12am

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'All the King’s Men (A Gathering)' detail. Mateo Nava. 2014. Oil on canvas

'All the King’s Men (A Gathering)' detail. Mateo Nava. 2014. Oil on canvas

Mateo Nava, School of Art, presents an exhibition of his recent works exploring the social, political, and religious condition in his home country of Mexico. Using the documentary image as a source for his painting and sculpture practice, Mateo Nava explores the intersection between images of violence and religious iconography.

Located in the Great Hall Gallery of the Foundation Building.

Opening: Tuesday, December 2nd, 6 p.m.

Exhibition Open Wednesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Located at 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

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