David Novros’s monumental paintings are like perceptual picture puzzles that meld into balanced and elegant minimalist compositions. For Novros, the wall and the precise placement within is an essential component in his geometric abstract practice. He expertly plays with color and placement, shadow and surface, positive and negative space to arrive at a rigorous, almost puritanically symmetrical, layout. A somber color palette, obsession with the right angle and a deep understanding of color field painting have lead Novros to an aesthetic purity that render his paintings as fresh today as when they were created fifty years ago. At Paula Cooper through June 2.