An exhibit of Brian McClear’s oil paintings will be on display at the Noah Webster Library in West Hartford Center through July 31.
The Noah Webster Library will feature the exhibit “Beyond Surface,” a selection of oil paintings by Connecticut artist Brian McClear, from June 2-July 31.
McClear is a representational artist who has called New England home for more than 25 years. His work is exhibited nationally and can be found in galleries, museums and private collections across the country.
“Beyond Surface” brings together two of McClear’s projects, one featuring oil paintings of found objects and the other ink and oil portraits of people who use tattoos to express themselves. Both series of paintings challenge viewers to look beyond the surface when encountering everyday objects or the people they meet.
Originally from Ohio, McClear received his BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design. Upon graduation, he moved to New England where he enjoyed a successful career as a freelance illustrator. During his 21-year tenure with the Avon-based marketing firm Adams & Knight, Inc., the firm has grown to become a leader in the industry sparking results for a wide variety of national and international clients.
Parking in the nearby Isham Garage will be validated inside the library with a vehicle license plate number. For more information on the artist, go to www.McClearArt.com. For more information on Noah Webster Library’s gallery, go to http://www.westhartfordlibrary.org/events/art_gallery.asp or call 860-561-6990.
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