Brian McClear | Selected Works: Tisane's

Selected works at Tisane Euro Asian Cafe

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It’s great having the opportunity to exhibit work at Tisane’s where we’ve enjoyed great coffee, food and spent countless Sundays with their fantastic brunch.

Exhibition: Monday, December 30 – Monday, January 28, 2020
Opening Reception: Date and time to come
Location: Tisane’s |537 Farmington Ave, Hartford CT, 06105

The 14 paintings on display present a sampling from two concurrent projects—

Ink & Oil: a series of portraits that explore people of all ages and walks of life that have chosen tattoos as their form of self-expression. These portraits seek to capture a gesture and mood that provide additional insights into the subject’s personality beyond their art. Simply put, canvases of people who are themselves canvases.

Joelle 30″ x 40″ Oil on Canvas

Discards & Discovery: a series of oil paintings in progress inspired by found objects, paintings where seemingly unrelated objects are paired together to emphasize an unexpected commonality or imply an underlying meaning.

Rose to Grindstone by Brian McClear Rose to Grindstone 30″ x 30″ Oil on Canvas

Both projects challenge the viewer to look beyond the surface — whether considering everyday objects or the people they meet.