Brian McClear

Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 5:30-7:30pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, June 6, 6-7pm
Exhibition runs: May 17 – June 29, 2019
ArtWalk at Hartford Public Library, 3rd floor

Beyond Surface presents a sampling from two concurrent projects which challenge the viewer to look beyond the surface, whether considering everyday objects or the people they meet.

“Discards & Discovery” is a series of oil paintings inspired by found objects, where seemingly unrelated objects are paired together to emphasize an unexpected commonality or imply an underlying meaning.

“Ink & Oil” is a series of portraits that explore people of all ages and walks of life that have chosen tattoos as their form of self-expression. These portraits seek to capture a gesture and mood that provide additional insights into the subject’s personality beyond their art. Simply put, they are canvases of people who are themselves canvases.

Special thanks to Bank of America and the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation for their support of the 2018-2019 ArtWalk season.