New York

Mario Yrisarry

O.K. Harris Gallery

Mario Yrisarry included examples of all his recent manners—or techniques—in his latest show at O.K. Harris. Each painting is square and divided into a grid. The variety is in the ways he fills the grid with color. There are paintings whose grid squares are filled with solid color, sometimes as smoothsurfaced as he can make it, sometimes intentionally but still faintly nuanced. In other paintings, the squares are filled with a looping or a zigzag line. In others, the grid is established by spiraling lines which cross at right angles as they move from one edge of the canvas to the other. Most of these variations are given changes in scale and tonal intensity from painting to painting within a series.

Yrisarry uses the same seven hues over and over, always arranging them according to the same pattern. The pattern starts along an edge and works inward, creating a complex, usually indecipherable

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