A solo exhibition of photorealist watercolors by Bruce McCombs. McCombs has a way of turning our ordinary surroundings into spectacular displays and colorful reflections. The artist works from original photographs which he reconstructs to create magnificent new compositions.
The David Barnett Gallery presents “Photorealist Watercolors by Bruce McCombs”. 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.