8 Dark Days
Brian J. Magnuson
February 3, 2017 – February 28, 2018
Artist Reception: February 3, 6 – 9 PM
The Martin Place, 1799 N. Graves St., McKinney TX http://www.themartinplace.com/
The Martin Place is pleased to present our newest solo exhibition, 8 Dark Days by renowned artist Brian J. Magnuson. In celebration of President’s Day; 8 Dark Days is a series of eight exquisite large graphite portrait drawings. The exhibition will open on February 3 with an artist reception from 6-9 PM.
Brian Magnuson’s 8 Dark Days focuses our attention on eight of the forty-four presidents. Many of us can visually recognize a few of our past presidents such as Lincoln, Washington and Kennedy, but how many can recognize Garfield, Taylor, or McKinley. Magnuson’s larger than life presidential portraits gives eminence to these men who held great importance in their time and shaped our world by their lives and deaths.
Come meet face to face with William Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, Franklin D. Roosevelt, William McKinley, Warren Harding, and John F. Kennedy. Men who offered our country great hope only to be taken at the pinnacle of their time, bringing upon our nation eight dark days.
Brian has been widely known for his stunning black and white photography and his unique color photography process, but he has been quietly working for years on his drawing and painting. This is his first major exhibition of his drawings and is a stunning debut.
The exhibition will be on view from Saturday, February 3, 2018 through Thursday, February 28, 2018 and is appropriate for all ages.
Brian J. Magnuson (who looks an awful like Abraham Lincoln and may or may not be kin) is a disabled veteran and an exhibiting artist who lives and works in McKinney, Texas. His work has been featured on Good Morning Oklahoma television program, Dallas Morning News Guide, Art in America as well as many other print and digital publications.