• Gary Komarin | Rue Madame in Red
  • Gary Komarin | A Suite of Blue Sea, Lily Pond Land
  • Gary Komarin | Incedent a Cap Estel
  • Gary Komarin | The Index of Irrational Expectations
  • Gary Komarin | Lewis and Clark in Cream with Green
  • Gary Komarin | Borgo Un Assanti in Blue with Lemon

The Road to Dialoro | Gary Komarin

May 21st 2014 to June 19th 2014

Cuadro Gallery opens a solo exhibition, The Road to Dialoro, unveiling a new body of works by American artist and winner of the Joan Mitchell Prize in painting, Gary Komarin.

Komarin shuns the traditional canvas applying a quick-drying concoction of thinned-out latex house paints to industrial canvas tarps and drop cloths. The quick drying materials are applied urgently, but in carefully chosen colors and meditated compositions. The resulting work mirrors a suspended tension between the spontaneous and deliberate.

Komarin began a four-decade career under the mentorship of neo-expressionism leader, Phillip Guston. Guston, a contemporary of Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock, influenced Komarin to merge drawing and painting. Consequently, Komarin’s layers of paint are interspersed with whimsical iconography such as an assortment of cakes and vessel-like objects.


Gary Komarin was born in New York to a Czech architect and Viennese writer. He received his BA in Art and English Literature from the Albany State University, 1973. Komarin then attended the New York Studio School and the Brooklyn Museum School, 1975; finally earning a MFA in Painting from Boston University, 1977. He has received numerous awards, such as the Benjamin Altman Prize in Painting, the Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship in Painting, the Joan Mitchell Prize in Painting and the New Foundation of the Arts Award. Komarin has exhibited in the US, Canada, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK. His work is in numerous private collections and is part of the permanent collection of the Arkansas Museum of Contemporary Art, the Jersey City Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Newark Museum and the Newark Public Library.