Brian McClear | MIXMASTER @ The MATT 2020

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I’m very happy to have Chalk and Chambers selected for the Mattatuck Museum Museum of Art’s Mixmaster exhibition.
January 12 – February 23, 2020.

MIXMASTER is an exhibition that seeks to discover and recognize the talents of artists working in New England and the Tri-State region. Initiated to support and recognize contemporary art, MIXMASTER provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their most recent work.

A special thanks to the jurist Richard Michelson the founder of R. Michelson Galleries, for selecting “Chalk and Chambers” for inclusion in the Newport Annual.

Exhibition: Sunday, January 12–Sunday, February 23, 2020
Artist Reception & Awards: Sunday, January 12 | 1:00–3:00 p.m
Location: Post University |140 Bank Street in Waterbury, CT 06702

Please Note: Because of Mattatuck Museum of Art’s ongoing renovation at their 144 W Main location, and the smaller size of their temporary space at the Rose Hill mansion, they have collaborated with Post University in order to continue the annual tradition of showcasing regional artist members.

As such, the exhibition and reception will be held at Post University’s Downtown location, at 140 Bank Street in Waterbury, CT 06702. The reception, held on January 12th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, will be at this location. Street parking is available, which is free on Sundays, as well as at the Buckingham Garage, free Saturday and Sundays, located at 210 Bank Street.

The exhibit will be open on the days the museum at Rose Hill is also open: Mondays through Fridays, and accessible during Post’s operating hours, from 8 am to 5 pm. The exhibit will also be open for visitors the first weekend of February (February 1st and 2nd) from 12:00 to 5:00, when the museum at Rose Hill is also open. All other weekends, Rose Hill and the exhibition at Post will be closed.

Juror Information
Juror Richard Michelson is the founder of R. Michelson Galleries, currently celebrating its 40th anniversary year. Art originally exhibited at the gallery now hangs in many of the most prestigious museums in America, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Art Institute of Chicago. Gallery sculptors have created some of our nation’s major memorials, from the FDR Memorial in Washington D.C. to the National Anne Frank Memorial in Boise, Idaho. Specializing in the widest interpretation of representational art, the gallery also has the nation’s largest collection of original picture book illustration. Michelson has handled the work of artists as diverse as sculptor/printmaker Leonard Baskin, photographer Leonard Nimoy, painter Rebecca Leveille Guay and picture book illustrators Jerry Pinkney, Virginia Lee Burton and Mo Willems, among many others.

Chalk and Chambers by Brian McClear

Chalk and Chambers 48″ x 48″ Oil on Canvas