Into this art world of faux-philosophizing and ''deeper meaning'' comes an exhibition that is just for fun: ''Gary Komarin: The Bowman Sixpence Has Got to Have Soul,'' currently on view at Gremillion & Co. Fine Art. It might seem that there's no theme to ''The Bowman Sixpence.'' However, a little bit of prodding reveals that the randomness is the theme. ''He said if he thinks too much about the painting, it'll ruin it,'' said Bob Russell, a Gremillion employee.
''The Bowman Sixpence'' is an exhibit created by, of course, Gary Komarin, a New York artist who resides in Connecticut. Komarin graduated from University at Albany, State University of New York, followed by an MFA from Boston University. His curriculum vitae boasts more than 100 solo and group exhibitions in places as local as Houston and as far away as Zurich. With all the accolades Komarin has won, it's understandable why his current exhibition is so carefree; like a retired teacher who comes back to substitute when the mood strikes, Komarin can now paint what he wants, when he wants. Unburdened by the looming deadline of negative or positive reviews, he creates with childlike abandon, and so ''The Bowman Sixpence'' is the manifestation of this self-actualized freedom.
2501 Sunset Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005
Category: Art Galleries
Region: Kirby-West U
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Through October 11. 2501 Sunset. For information, call 713-522-2701 or visit gremillion.com. Free.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Sept. 20. Continues through Oct. 11, 2013