Paintings, Drawings, and Tapestries by John Nava at the Vita Art Center, 432 North Ventura Ave. Studio 30. www.vitaartcenter.com
Opening reception November 6 from 6-9 p.m. exhibit dates: November 6 – 30
Gallery hours: M-F 10-4 pm Sat. & Sun. by appointment
A small selection of drawings, paintings and a tapestry done from the model. Few of the works on view have ever been shown previously, They reflect an ongoing effort to present and evoke the figure in all its humanity and in a most direct way without mythological or symbolic pretext.
John Nava studied art at UC Santa Barbara and did his graduate work in Florence, Italy. His work is found in numerous private, corporate and public collections throughout the United States, Europe and Japan including the National Museum of American Art in Washington D.C.
Nava has done large-scale public works including projects for the Tokyo Grain Exchange in Japan, the Seattle Symphony Benaroya Hall and Westmont College. In 1999 Nava was commissioned by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to create three major cycles of tapestries for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.