WHAL Saltbox Gallery: Solo Show

Brian McClear | WHAL Saltbox Gallery: Selected Works

I’m very excited to announce a solo exhibit of selected works at the West Hartford Art League’s Saltbox Gallery. Exhibition: Thursday, June 3 – Saturday, June 27, 2021 Location: WHAL Saltbox Gallery |37 Buena Vista Rd | West Hartford, CT Hours: Thursday – Sunday 1-4 pm My painting “Water & Melon” was named the 2020 CT+6 Best of Show winner. As a result of that unexpected honor, I have a wonderful opportunity for …

30th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Brian McClear | OPA 30th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

I’m thrilled to announce that Alarm Bell is included in Oil Painters of America’s 30th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils! Exhibition: Friday, April 9 – Saturday, May 16, 2021 Location: California Center for the Arts | 340 N. Escondido Blvd. | Escondido, CA Opening Reception: Friday, April 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Oil Painters of America 30th National Exhibition will be held at the …

Salmagundi Club: 136th Annual Exhibition

Brian McClear | Salmagundi Club 136th Exhibition

I’m honored to have a painting accepted to the Salmagundi Club’s 136th Annual Members Exhibition. The “Annual Exhibition” showcases its club members’ finest works of art in all media – oil, watercolor, pastel, graphics, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Exhibition: Tuesday, October 20 – Friday, November 6, 2020 Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri, 1-6 PM | Sat-Sun, 1-5 PM (Closed Mondays)  Location: The Salmagundi Club |Forty-Seven Fifth Avenue @ Twelfth Street | New …

Five Points Annex Gallery: Beyond Surface

I’m very pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings at Five Points Annex Gallery. Exhibition: Thursday, July 16 – Thursday, July 26, 2020 Location: The Five Points Annex Gallery |17 Water Street | Torrington, CT Hours: Thursday – Sunday 1-5pm Beyond Surface presents a sampling from two concurrent projects 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 …

Five Points Gallery: Small Works

Brian McClear | Five Point 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 …

Selected Works: Bin 228

Brian McClear | 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 …