Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of important works by David Novros created in the 1970s. The exhibition will be the artist’s first one-person show with the gallery since 2009 and will include several large-scale paintings as well as works on paper. Inspired by Paleolithic cave paintings, Byzantine mosaics, Italian frescoes, and other in situ artworks from across Europe, Novros sought to create work that pushed beyond internal pictorial space to engage its architectural context. Comprised of juxtaposed modular panels, his paintings encompass open areas of wall that create an interplay of positive and negative space. The totality of their composition emerges as a syncopated progression of rectangles and squares that both includes and defines its environment.