David Barnett: Curated
Exploring the creative catalyst and the process of artmaking, Curated is a dialog of the inspirations and aesthetic connections among artists. Featuring new work by regional artists: David Barnett, Reginald K. Gee, Ernesto Gutierrez, Helen Hulsey, Ananda Kesler, Kevin Knopp, Alayna Rose, and Dierdre Schanen. Also presenting work in memory of: Ruth Grotenrath, Schomer Lichtner, and Sylvia Spicuzza.
Reception on Friday July 21st, 5pm- 9pm and Saturday July 22nd 11am- 5pm
The David Barnett Gallery presents “Photorealist Watercolors by Bruce McCombs”. The opening reception will be held on Gallery Night & Day, April 21st, 2017 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. The gallery is located at 1024 E. State St. at Prospect Ave. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This exhibit features over 30 watercolor paintings from the past 30 years. At a distance the watercolors appear to be crisp photorealist renderings but upon closer inspection one will discover abstractions and mark making that reveal the artist’s process. The artist works from original photographs which he reconstructs to create magnificent new compositions His subjects include urban settings: like NYC and his hometown of Cleveland, architecture, planes, trains and vintage automobiles. McCombs has a way of turning our ordinary surroundings into spectacular displays and colorful reflections.
Bruce McCombs received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA degree from Tulane University. Most recently, his work has appeared in shows in Norway, Taiwan, Columbia, and the former Yugoslavia, among others. McCombs’s artwork is a part of many permanent collections both nationally and internationally including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi, Vietnam.