Brian McClear | Lyme Art Association: Explorations

Lyme Art Association: Explorations

I’m honored to have a painting accepted to the Lyme Art Association’s “Explorations” exhibition. A juried exhibition that invites artists to make thought-provoking artworks that employ diverse materials, methods, concepts and subjects in ways that expand their artmaking practices and engage in a broader cultural dialogue. With no theme or restrictions, all approaches, from conceptual, process-based and abstract to image-based, narrative and figurative were considered. Exhibition: March …

Salmagundi Club: Figuratively Speaking

I’m honored to have a painting accepted to the Salmagundi Club’s “Figuratively Speaking” exhibition. A juried exhibition of figurative work and the human form in all of its permutations: Portraiture, Clothed, Nude; focusing on the human form and/or face. Exhibition: Tuesday, February 19 – Thursday, March 7, 2019 Artist Reception & Awards: Thursday, February 28 | 6 pm-9 pm Location: The Salmagundi Club |Forty-Seven Fifth Avenue @ Twelfth Street …

Brian McClear | Five Point Gallery: Small Works

Five Points Gallery: Small Works

I’m very happy to have a painting accepted to Five Points Gallery’s “Small Works” exhibition. A juried exhibition of works 12 inches and under. I usually work fairly large, so this was a very interesting change of pace. Exhibition: Friday, February 1 – Saturday, February 23, 2019 Artist Reception & Awards: Friday, February 1 | 6 pm-8:30 pm Location: Five Points Annex Gallery |17 Water Street, Torrington, CT 06790 I am very excited for the opportunity to …

Lyme Art Association: First Impressions

I am very happy to have 3 paintings accepted for Lyme Art Association’s “First Impressions”. A juried exhibition of Associate and Newly Elected Artists. Exhibition: Friday, January 18 – Friday, March 1, 2019 Artist Reception & Awards: Sunday, January 11 | 2 pm-4 pm Location: Lyme Art Association | 90 Lyme StreetOld Lyme , CT06371 USA I am very grateful for the opportunity to have work shown with such an impressive group of artists …

Brian McClear | Selected works Bin 228

Selected Works: Bin 228

I’m very happy to have the opportunity to share paintings from the Discards & Discovery series at Bin228 Panini & Wine Bar in Hartford, CT. November 11 – January 13. Bin 228 Panini & Wine Bar 228 Pearl Street Hartford, CT 06103 Stop by for delicious food and a great wine list — In the heart of downtown Hartford, Bin228 is conveniently located to the …

Brian McClear | Fusion Art's 4th Annual Figures and Faces Exhibition

Fusion Art: Figures & Faces

What a wonderful surprise to have “Cheryl” selected as best in show in Fusion Art’s 4th Annual Figures and Faces Exhibition. November 2018. I’m very honored to be included alongside a wonderful group of artists. Thank you Fusion Art for this wonderful opportunity! — AND, thanks again Cheryl for your generosity posing and participating in the Ink & Oil series! Excerpt from Fusion …

A Contemporary Portrait Series

Ink & Oil is a series of 30″ x 40″ oil paintings in progress inspired by people and their art. Once relegated to sailors, combat veterans, and the counter culture, tattoos have become ubiquitous. Whether to commemorate a life event, to satisfy an impulse, to make a bold statement, or as a private talisman, the reasons for getting a tattoo …

A Series of Found Objects

Discards & Discovery is a series of 30″ x 30″ oil paintings in progress inspired by found objects. The statement below is an attempt to justify the pile of stuff that I refuse to get rid of. I paint what I find. I’m the person that buys a rusted hinge because of its frozen shape or carries home a stone because …

Discards & Discovery: Fossil and Lily

Originally, I had a different plan for this painting. I found this fossil in a quarry in Sylvania Ohio when I was 14. The fossil is 300 million years old, give or take a 50 million years. The fossil is surprisingly heavy being comprised of mostly pyrite (fools gold). It feels much more like a piece of cast iron in …