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YOUNG AT ART: La Jolla painter, 88, to show at Riford Library

YOUNG AT ART: La Jolla painter, 88, to show at Riford Library

Rafael Mareyna stares at a hardwood canvas on which colorful, snowflake-like shapes dance with graphing points against a stark background of muted razor-wire. He adds a final daub of green acrylic to one of the snowflakes.

The painting, which he has yet to title, will be among about 30 displayed at the Riford Library as part of a show Mareyna calls “Art is Time, Time is Life,“ running Jan. 20 through Feb. 28.

While prepping for the show in his Miramar studio, Mareyna says this painting tells him it “needs more beauty.” All his paintings talk to him, he claims, adding that “they’re finished when they stop talking.”

Mareyna, 88, was a prolific artist in Mexico City from...

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