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Brian Maughan
Multiple Dimensions
Minotaur, Namaste

painted fired clay, 2001
18" x 7" x 10"
NFS

Minotaur, Innocence

painted fired clay, 2001
17.5" x 4" x 6"
NFS

Three faces

soft black stone, 2008
11" x 6.5" x 6" x 7.5"
$450

Three faces

soft black stone, 2008
11" x 6.5" x 6" x 7.5"
$450

Three faces

soft black stone, 2008
11" x 6.5" x 6" x 7.5"
$450

Red Bull

painted fired clay, 2001
14" x 21" x 9"
NFS

Wheeling Gaunt, Bust

patinated plaster, 2017
17" x 9" x 11"
$600

Twist Again, model

air dried ceramic, 2013
Yellow Springs Bronze Symposium
9" x 5" x 3"
$35

Twist Again, model

oil-based clay, 2013
Yellow Springs Bronze Symposium
3.5" x 3.5" x 4.5"
$20

Fireasana

bronze, artist's proof, 2013
Yellow Springs Bronze Symposium
15.5" x 7.5" x 6.5"
$800

Fireasana

bronze, artist's proof, 2013
Yellow Springs Bronze Symposium
15.5" x 7.5" x 6.5"
$800

Dancing Woman and Minotaur

painted fired clay, 2002
12.5” x 15” x 7”
NFS

Female Reclining, mask, framed

painted fired clay, 2005
13" x 10.5" x 4"
$125

Androgyny, mask, framed

painted fired clay, 2005
13" x 10.5" x 4"
$125

Shard, face

fired clay, 2005
7" x 5" x 4"
$120

Shard, femme explosée

painted fired clay, 2005
7" x 7" x 7"
$120

Amazon

painted fired clay, 1994
23" X 10.5" x 7"
NFS

Horse’s head, model

plaster, 1984
12" x 7.5" x 3.5"
$200

Misty of Chincoteague

bronze, artist's proof, 2000
NFS

Mediterranean Female, Bust

Painted plaster, 1984
18.5" x 10" x 13"
$500

Marie

painted fired clay, 2004
15" x 10" x 12"
NFS

Wheeling Gaunt, Bust I

charcoal on paper, 2017
25" x 19"
NFS

Wheeling Gaunt, Bust II

charcoal on paper, 2017
25" x 19"
$300

Wheeling Gaunt, Bust VI
(young man)

chalk & graphite on paper, 2017
26" x 10.5"
NFS

Wheeling Gaunt, Bust IV

charcoal on paper, 2017
25" x 19"
$300

Wheeling Gaunt, Bust III

charcoal on paper, 2017
25" x 19"
$300

Wheeling Gaunt, Bust V
(elder)

chalk on paper, 2017
24" x 18"
$300

Annette

ink & watercolor on paper, 1998-2004
8.5" x 6"
NFS

Buffalo Boy

mixed media on paper, n.d.
9" x 6.5"
NFS

Bull in the garden

ink & watercolor on paper, 2000
8" x 6"
$50

Bull, head

ink and wash on paper, 2005
11.5" x 9.5"
$50

Cow

ink and wash on paper, 1994
10" x 8"
NFS

Diana of the Hunt

chalk, 1992
21" x 16"
$150

Dreaming Each Other

chalk on paper, 1994-2015
25" x 35"
NFS

Faces

acrylic on wood, 2015
27.5" x 4"
$75

Faun

watercolor on paper, 2006
14" x 11"
$50

Femme Africaine I

pastel on paper, 2008
21.5" x 18"
$175

Femme Africaine IV

marker on board, c. 2000
24" x 16"
$150

Flanagan’s Daughter

watercolor on paper, 2006
13" x 10"
$50

Forest Goddess

crayon & wash on paper, 2006
10.5" x 16.5"
$90

Minotaur in Contemplation

pastel on paper, 2008
29.5" x 23.5"
$300

Minotaur IV

ink on paper, 2004
7.5" x 6"
$50

Minotaur V, Self Portrait

paper on wood, n.d.
15" x 11"
NFS

Minotaur with Rose

pastel on paper, 2008
29.5" x 23.5"
$300

Mother and Son

ink and watercolor on paper, 2002
10" x 12"
$75

Pasiphae, masked

ink and wash on paper, 2002
11" x 9"
$75

Penelope

watercolor on paper, 2006
14" x 11"
$50

Standing Nude

acrylic on wood, 2015
27.5" x 4.5"
$75

Still Life, Woman and Flowers

pastel on paper, 2008
26.5" x 20"
$200

Still Life, Tomato and Peppers

pastel on paper, 2007
11" x 13"
$150

Traveler Girl

casein on paper, 2006
14" x 11"
$50

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“Multiple Dimensions” by Brian Maughan

May 1st – July 31st
Virtual Reception: May 21st 7-8 pm

Throughout his career, artist Brian Maughan strove to find the essential character and energy of his subjects. The multiple dimensions of those subjects and of the media he used to explore them will fill our virtual gallery from May 1 – 31, 2021. This posthumous show exhibits work from Brian’s personal collection and is wide-ranging, from some of his figurative sculpture in fired ceramic and bronze, to drawings in charcoal, ink, watercolor and pastel.

After high school, Brian Maughan hitchhiked around Europe, and while there he experienced a profound cultural awakening which engendered his lifelong devotion to art. He earned his BFA and MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute, and since that time worked in media as various as welded steel, textiles, ceramic clay, bronze, charcoal, ink, and pastel. Brian’s favorite artistic subjects included Native American and western mythological figures.

His work is primarily sculptural, and for the last 25 years of his career, was mostly done in clay, much of which is cast in bronze. In Brian’s words, “I work in earthenware clay for its tactile qualities, its responsiveness to touch and its ability to capture emotional expression. For me, the goal of figurative sculpture is to imbue the abstract elements, lines, shapes, volumes…with emotional qualities of strength, joy, timidity, bravado…that not only look like the subject but demonstrate its character.”

Nationally known for his larger-than-life-size bronzes, his artistic legacy includes bronze portraits of President Jimmy Carter, Hank Aaron, Bart Starr, and Bob Uecker, as well as many equestrian portraits and sculptures. His three bronzes made during the 2013 Yellow Springs Bronze Symposium stand on a small plaza beside Mills Park Hotel. His last sculpture, a life-size bronze portrait of Wheeling Gaunt, formerly enslaved man and historical figure and philanthropist from Yellow Springs, was commissioned by the Yellow Springs Arts Council, and is being completed by Brian’s son Anthony Maughan.

If you are interested in purchasing a piece of artwork, please contact Marie Hertzler by email at marie.hertzler@gmail.com or by text at 937-509-6660.

VIRTUAL RECEPTION (Facebook)

Welcome!

Since the physical YSAC Community Gallery is closed, Brian’s works are presented here in slideshow format. Click or hover over each image above for details and pricing info.

At the reception on May 21st, Brian’s family will lead us on a virtual stroll through the gallery while providing more detail and context for his work. It will end with a Q&A session.

All photos of Brian’s work in this slideshow were taken by Christine Klinger, local photographer.