PRINT January 1967

David Novros in L. A.

BORN IN LOS ANGELES IN 1941, David Novros studied at the University of California and for a short period in 1961, at Yale University. He moved to New York in 1964, and exhibited that year in a two-man exhibition (with Mark di Suvero) at the Park Place Gallery. His first one-man exhibition was recently presented at the Dwan Gallery, in Los Angeles. The works shown consisted of five paintings spanning 1964 to 1966.

Novros’s paintings are designed and constructed in such a manner that the intervals between the various canvas shapes that make up a single painting are re-echoed on the wall space. He sets up a figure-ground relationship by making the gallery wall a very important feature of the painting. Frank Stella made the first move in this direction, but Stella does not consider his paintings as sculptural objects in the same way that Novros does. Stella paintings, for example, finish at

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