Artist Aura Rosenberg Is Loving Angels (of the Apocalypse) Instead

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Aura Rosenberg's Bird of Paradise (2002) Photo: Courtesy of the Sculpture Center

Rilke observed that "every angel is terrifying," and that certainly goes for the rapture-ready seraph floating through Aura Rosenberg's landscapes of glorious destruction. Rosenberg compiles her photo collages from a variety of sources — here an old diorama of Papua New Guinea from the Museum of Natural History, a Larry Burrow combat shot from the Vietnam War, and a photo of a construction pit on 60th and Broadway. (The angel is a friend of the artist.) On view in "Degrees of Remove: Landscape and Affect" at the Sculpture Center through November 30.