Night Gallery is pleased to announce Bloodsport, a solo exhibition by Robert Nava. This is the artist’s second solo presentation with the gallery, following Vs in 2019.
In an exhibition dedicated to works on paper, the artist answers the formal challenge of working in a broad range of scales and activates the spontaneity permitted by the materiality of the surface. Nava’s tableaux originate in a lifelong drawing practice that remains essential to the development of his visual vocabulary; the compulsive, near-constant act of drawing allows for intuitive gestures and interplays between materials to emerge without constraint. There is a common sense of freedom in the making and viewing of Bloodsport: unexpected interactions between acrylic, oil stick, and grease pencil upon the paper underscore the joyful experimentation that marks Nava’s distinctive style.