Nadia Haji Omar, ٣ (detail), 2019, Acrylic and dye on canvas, 20×20 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Kristen Lorello, NY
Nadia Haji Omar’s intricate paintings and works on paper examine the intersection of language and abstract painting. A series of paintings titled Ascension will be on view in the Eisenberg Gallery. Inspired by the seven layers of heaven as described in the religion of Islam, each painting incorporates an Arabic numeral and represents a different aspect of heaven. Natural Selection, a series of drawings by the artist, will be on view in the Marité and Joe Robinson Strolling Gallery I.