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 …

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 …

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 …