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Chris Komater

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"Sepals, Petals, Lip and Pouch," "Rosy-Fingered Dawn," and "untitled (#3)", 2007 Framed Chromogenic Development And Gelatin Silver Prints 62" X 62", 13" X 13" And 13" X 13"
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“Bud” from the series “Bouquet” , 2014 Framed Digital C Prints, 61” X 61”
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"Scylla" (2015) Framed Gelatin Silver Prints 52" X 69" Installed © Chris Komater
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"Rob in His Bath" (2016), Digital C-print, 30" x 36" (photo by the artist)
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Chris Komater
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Quick Facts
Lives in
San Francisco
Tags
installation, photography, digital, conceptual
Statement

Chris Komater photographs the male body, close-up and abstract, and then assembles the multiple images into large semi-abstract arrays.  His artistic gaze is focused on men with body types that have been given little positive visibility in the mainstream or as artistic subject matter: hirsute, mature, differently-proportioned.  Komater brings us in for a closer look at these bodies, and asks us to reconsider them as a objects worthy of our gaze.

Chris Komater lives and works in San Francisco.  His work has been exhibited at the Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles; the Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston; and the Patricia Sweetow Gallery, The LAB, and Haines Gallery, San Francisco, among other venues.  Komater is the recipient of a 1995 WESTAF-NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship; and a 1998 San Francisco Arts Commission Art-In-Transit Grant.