Art Ascent Portraits Issue

Brian McClear | Art Ascent February 2021 — Portraits Issue

I’m very honored to learn that several paintings have been awarded Gold in the February Portraits issue of Art Ascent Magazine. A very special thanks to the jurists for selecting my work to be included alongside such a wonderful group of artists and to Magdalena Riegler for such a flattering article. Foreward (excerpt) The February Portraits Issue of Art Ascent Magazine 2021 How can we describe ourselves without …

ARTICLE: 8 Visions

Brian McClear | Artscope Magazine 8 Visions

By Brian Goslow | Artscope Magazine Article announcing the 8 Visions exhibition at the Attleboro Museum of Art Edition: July/August , 2018 Juried shows are what you make of them, whether you’re an artist, the sponsoring venue or the juror. They can provide a chance to reach a new audience, expand your portfolio, or find out which artists you’ve not previously been aware of …

REVIEW: Mixmaster Exhibition

Brian McClear | Mattatuck Mixmaster Review

By Tracy O’Shaughnessy | The Republican American A review of Mixmaster at Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury CT Published: February 13th, 2018 Waterbury’s Mixmaster is a nightmare for everybody but artists. For regional artists, the “Mixmaster,” the Mattatuck Museum’s juried show now in its third year, means a chance to strut their stuff for an audience receptive to contemporary art. This year’s show continues that tradition, with an …

INTERVIEW: 8 Questions ArtListr

Brian McClear | ArtListr Interview

ArtListr Excerpt: Published: February 4th, 2018 In this edition of ArtListr, we’ll look at the story and creative process of some of the amazing featured artists on our Instagram page @arlistrgram. This week, we have Brian Mcclear, an artist based in Connecticut, working primarily in oils. An industry veteran with experience in illustration, animation, and design, Brian is now a prolific …

REVIEW: Still Life Untethered

Brian McClear | Five Points Gallery Review

By Tracy O’Shaughnessy | The Republican American A review of Still Life — Untethered at Five Points Gallery in Torrington CT Published: January 30th, 2018 Still life should never be completely still. A good still life should simmer with an emotional intensity, bristle with the power of suggestion. The new exhibition of still lifes at Five Points Gallery includes artists who do that, …