“Now Playing” is my series of sculptured plastic assemblages. The finished work utilizes recycled plastic toys as “metaphors” for cynical, whimsical, or humorous insights into the human condition. I have been collecting children’s plastic toys and using them in arrangements to make sculptures. I hunt for materials at flea markets and thrift stores, as well as items given to me by people who know and like my work. Individual pieces are chosen for their color, texture, and form. I spray paint the original colors in black or white paint to give them a new identity. Although I like to keep the construction process simple and low tech, it can take me weeks to create a sculpture. The base may be constructed using a picture frame or piece of wood and then toys are added, which are glued and screwed together. I like the fact that the toys are remnants of childhood, and combined with recycled materials such as plastic or wood, create new meaning. My hope is that people find my work intriguing and humorous (considering they really are what is usually seen as trash) is great!
David Komar taught Art in high school in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, and taught children with special needs in elementary schools in Sacramento, CA. David Komar has a B.Ed. in Art Education, MFA in Gold and Silversmithing, and a M.A. in Special Education. A practicing and exhibiting artist, his jewelry had been sold nationally and internationally with over 300 outlets in Canada, the United States, and Japan. He is currently creating conceptual sculpture from recycled and found objects.
2016 “Light Play”, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA.
2015 "Blue Line Lottery for the Arts", 3rd prize, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA.
2015 "Valentine Redux", Nelson Gallery, University of CA at Davis, Davis, CA.
2014 “Sculptural Diversity....What Else?”, Else Gallery, CA State University, Sacramento, CA.
2014 “Totems and Plates”, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA.â€¨
2014 “DaVinci Days”, Midtown Arts Collective at Ellis, Sacramento, CA.
2014 SOLART Public Art Prize: Solar Panels Reimagined, SMUD Gallery, Sacramento CA.â€¨
“Liberation from Carbon Award”â€¨
2014 “Re-purposing Wood”, The TEMP Gallery, Sacramento, CAâ€¨
2014 “Now Playing”, The TEMP Gallery, Sacramento, CAâ€¨
2013 David Komar, The Shimo Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA
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