Mario Yrisarry, First Forty Niner, 1966, Acrylic on canvas, 82" x 68"
New York Artist Mario Yrisarry In His First Solo Exhibition at David Richard Gallery, Presenting Abstract Paintings from 1961 – 1967 that Explored Non-Traditional Methods Of Painting on Canvas Without Brushes.
David Richard Gallery is pleased to present Stenciled and Sprayed: Paintings from 1961 - 1967 by Mario Yrisarry, the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Yrisarry stenciled and sprayed his canvases with acrylic paint, exploring non-traditional, non-brush methods of applying pigment during the 1960s and 70s in New York. The artist’s reductive, non-representational work can be placed in several different art historical movements from that period, including Lyrical Abstraction and Color Field painting, Op Art, Systematic Painting, and the Pattern and Decoration movement. The gallery has presented Yrisarry’s paintings over the past few years in exhibitions that explored several such movements and periods. This current exhibition is focused on the artist’s process and maps the early experimental works using stencils and his migration to very organized grid compositions and highly skilled use of airbrush paint applications.
Stenciled and Sprayed: Paintings from 1961 - 1967 will be presented August 5 through September 2, 2017 with an opening reception on Saturday, August 5 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at David Richard Gallery located at 1570 Pacheco Street, Suite A1, Santa Fe, NM 87505, phone: (505) 983-9555. A digital catalogue will be available online.
About Mario Yrisarry:
Inspired by jazz music, his linear applications of paint with combinations of hard and soft edges within the same composition created lyrical abstractions while his canvas-filling patterns produced a rhythm and beat. These approaches crossed over into the Pattern and Decoration movement and garnered him coverage in the Criss-Cross Art Communications.
Yrisarry exhibited regularly with Graham Gallery and O.K. Harris Works of Art as well as at the Park Place Gallery in New York. His work was included in many important exhibitions: Painting Without A Brush, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1965;Whitney Biennial, New York, 1970; Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art,1970; Using Walls, Jewish Museum, 1970; Spray, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1971; The Structure of Color, Whitney Museum, NY, 1971; Grids, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, 1972. Yrisarry’s artwork is in many private and public collections, including: Joseph Hirshhorn Collection, Washington, DC; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana; Larry Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; among others.
Yrisarry was born in Manila, Philippines and studied at Queens College and Cooper Union in New York. He stopped painting and exhibiting in 1977. David Richard Gallery is now exhibiting and representing Yrisarry and his important artworks.
About David Richard Gallery:
Since its inception the gallery has produced museum quality exhibitions that feature Post War abstraction in the US. The presentations have addressed specific decades and geographies as well as certain movements and tendencies. While the gallery has long been recognized as an important proponent of post-1960s abstraction—including both the influential pioneers as well as a younger generation of practitioners in this field— in keeping with this spirit of nurture and development the gallery presents established and very new artists who embrace more gestural and representational approaches to the making of art as well as young emerging artists.
In 2015 David Richard Gallery launched DR Projects to provide a platform for artists of all stripes—international, national, local, emerging and established—to present special solo projects or to participate in unique collaborations or thematic exhibitions. The goal is to offer a fresh look at contemporary art practice from a broad spectrum of artists and presentations.
For additional information please contact: David Eichholtz, Manager 505-983-9555 D@DavidRichardGallery.com