NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Findlay Galleries is pleased to announce the representation of Gary Komarin. His inaugural exhibition with Findlay Galleries will be held at 724 Fifth Avenue from October 6-November 3, 2016 with a private preview.
Komarin, a master of "post-painterly abstraction", has cultivated a career of great acclaim. He began under the tutelage of Philip Guston, whose influence is particularly evident in the combined language of painting and drawing that Komarin uses so masterfully. The artist has stated, "The drawing pushes the painting and the painting pushes back. This is a good place to be. This is the best place to be." He embraces a painterly process that allows the art to be created in a very natural, free space. Gary Komarin has likened his process to the "automatic drawing" of the Dada movement, including Salvador Dali.
Findlay Galleries Chairman and CEO James Borynack noted, "Komarin's prowess comes not only through his embrace of abstraction as a way to fight the conceptual 'limits' of more representational art, but also through his use of surprising materials and brilliant color in the creation of his work."
Some of Gary Komarin's most recognizable works of art are from his series, especially those depicting French wigs and cakes. According to Sarah King from Art in America, "Komarin's most successful works are serial such as Pop Art-like cake images, in which versions of a crudely outlined central image are repeated against a succession of subtle lyrical backgrounds." He chooses not to control the drips of paint on his works in order to emulate the process of icing an actual cake. In this way he is able to build a bridge between the abstraction of his image and the reality of his subject.
Having participated in numerous significant exhibitions, Komarin's art has garnered a large following. His work was exhibited with that of Jean Michel Basquiat, Bill Traylor, and Philip Guston in a 1996 exhibition at John McEnroe Gallery in New York City. He was also given a solo exhibition at The Musee Kiyoharu Shirabaka in Japan in 2008. His work has been exhibited alongside some of the most significant artists of the past hundred years, including Francis Bacon, Larry Poons, and Robert Motherwell.
Museums and corporate collection that have exhibited Komarin's work include the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Denver Art Museum, AT&T, American Airlines, and the United Bank of Houston.
Gary Komarin is a much-anticipated addition to the Findlay Galleries. His body of work has a strength and longevity that will reinforce the Findlay Galleries' reputation as a home for renowned contemporary artists.
Contact: Frederick Clark, Findlay Galleries, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-212-421-5390
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