Cake 6, ca. 2010 -2014
Mixed media on paper 50 x 23 inches
Get out your calendars and let the summer scheduling begin! Starting with an excursion to Scarsdale to see Gary Komarin: Paintings and Works on Paper at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art. A picture perfect confection, Ms Jordon serves up the best of summer's sybaritic splendors styled in Komarin's "provisional painting": sugary-sweet wedding cakes and lazy idylls at the beach.
A Suite of Blue Sea Georgica, 2012
Mixed media on panel 48 x 44 inches
Or the call of a transatlantic exploration: Paris when it sizzles in hot pulsating reds, pinks, orange and yellow.
Rue Madame in Red, 2014
Mixed media on canvas 48 x 46 inches
Gary Komarin, a native New Yorker, studied with Philip Guston at Boston University in the 1970s. His work harks back to Guston's lyrical colors during his AbEx period - all in an artistic personality of his own. For, Komarin renders in thick, hefty lines the joys and quirks of modern living now and many years ago.
The French Wig 7, ca. 2010-2014,
Mixed media on canvas, 16 x 12 in
Here is his series of French Wigs, we remember our early 60s infatuation with Jackie Kennedy's iconic flip hairdo, reiterated in Warhol dayglo-ish variations.
So - come up and see us sometime. Gary Komarin closes June 20, 2015.
(Madelyn Jordon Fine Art can be found within walking distance from Scarsdale Station, Harlem Line, Metro North. Just aim for the delicious Martine's bakery across the street, turn right toward Popham Road and then turn left on Popham. The gallery is about 2 minutes away, unless you stop at Martine's for their incomparable pastries.)
More summer fare on the way . . .
Beth New York
aka Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
Director, New York Arts Exchange