New York

David Novros

Bykert Gallery

David Novros’s pieces, on the other hand, are much easier to contend with on a descriptive level. They respect controlling vertical and horizontal relationships and play with arrangements of “L” templates. Previously these were all congruent but now they are employed more freely and entrap rectangles of the wall which are allowed to “bleed away” into the ground at some open corner. The “L” elements are also of altered proportions—the “foot” and the “spine” of the letter being of different lengths, which are determined by the addition or subtraction of a modular ratio.

The most arresting aspect of Novros’s sculptures is his color—which, in addition to the merely utilitarian role of designating a rudimentary shape, is also extraordinarily refined and peculiar. His color projects an idiosyncratic emotional “feel” which is considerably more arresting than the purely minimal aspects of his

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