Spring Show

Our Spring Show features new Abstract paintings by Marina Dunbar and Laura Dargan as well as new Contemporary Realism paintings by Marc Chatov!

March 27 - June 5

'HABITAT'
New Abstract Paintings by Marina Dunbar & Laura Dargan

Marina Savashynskaya Dunbar was born in Minsk, Belarus, and moved to the United States when she was 9 years old. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Dunbar graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art from Columbus State University. Her relationship with her medium is physical. The surface of a painting is bent, manipulated and twisted to guide the paint, granting the process a sculptural quality. Through simple gestures of pouring and removing paint, gravity shapes the lines and forms. Her paintings are abstract, but the sequential application of color gives the work a narrative component. The beginning and the end can be seen simultaneously. Initial shapes recede into space as they are enveloped by veils of subsequent layers. Marks hovering on top are the finish line. Each emerging form is a response to the last; a visual conversation. Sometimes the result is an echo of contours, other times it’s a chorus of contradicting movements and marks. The spirit of Dunbar’s paintings fluctuates between improvised movement and controlled intention. Her work is included in many public and private collections.

Laura Dargan is a Columbia, South Carolina, native exploring the interaction between unexpected color combinations & irregular shapes. Dargan's goal is to create visual energy that is specific to the viewer. By composing designs without any suggestion of representation, the viewer has a chance to connect with the painting in their own way. Her work embodies the idea that art is subjective, allowing the viewer to explore their own personal feelings, tastes, or opinions. Dargan graduated from the College of Charleston in 2001. She currently resides & creates work in Charleston, South Carolina. 

'SILENT MELODIES' 
New Contemporary Realism Paintings by Marc Chatov

Renowned contemporary realist painter Marc Chatov was born in Key Largo, Florida in 1953 to a family of artists, musicians and stage professionals. From an early age, he was immersed into the world of art. Chatov attended Georgia State University as a Fine Art major under the late James Sitton, studied at the Art Students League of New York under Michael Burban and Nelson Shanks and took on an intense, full-time apprenticeship with his father and uncle in his early twenties. He continued his artistic pursuits by traveling the world studying, drawing and copying from great masters making stops in Italy, Greece, Spain and Mexico. "I’ve discovered that everything has a secret. The relationship of light and color upon form gives me a hint of what and where that secret lies.  Even everyday objects can reveal a plethora of design and meaning, that largely, remains hidden in our everyday lives.  I see a connectedness in all life, in all forms, whether designed by man or by nature." Chatov says of his current painting practice. He considered a leading contemporary portrait painter with numerous memberships and recognitions such as Money magazine naming him one of the top eight portrait artists in America. He is featured in private collections across the world and has exhibited at notable museums and galleries such as the High Museum of Art, Mobile Museum, Cochran Gallery, Portraits Inc. Gallery, and Salmagundi Club of New York. Currently, between completing commissions and gallery works, Chatov instructs art classes at the Chatov Studio, the longest running art atelier in Atlanta.

Halo, 2020

Marina Dunbar

Halo, 2020

water media on canvas

72 x 94 in (182.88 x 238.76 cm)

$10,000

Flight, 2020

Marina Dunbar

Flight, 2020

water media on canvas

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

$2,200

Movement Study in Interference Violet, 2019

Marina Dunbar

Movement Study in Interference Violet, 2019

water media on paper

24 x 18 in (60.96 x 45.72 cm)

$1,100

Bloom, 2020

Laura Dargan

Bloom, 2020

acrylic on canvas

24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)

$2,000

Settled, 2020

Laura Dargan

Settled, 2020

acrylic on canvas

60 x 40 in (152.40 x 101.60 cm)

$3,400

Goat Bells

Marc Chatov

Goat Bells

oil on panel

18 x 14 in (45.72 x 35.56 cm)

$4,200

Still Life with Oranges

Marc Chatov

Still Life with Oranges

oil on canvas

20 x 24 in (50.80 x 60.96 cm)

$4,200

Cocoa

Marc Chatov

Cocoa

oil on canvas

11 x 14 in (27.94 x 35.56 cm)

$3,200

Dans le matin (In the morning)

Marc Chatov

Dans le matin (In the morning)

Oil on canvas

62 x 42 in (157.48 x 106.68 cm)

$12,000

Veil, 2020

Marina Dunbar

Veil, 2020

water media on canvas

30 x 40 in (76.20 x 101.60 cm)

$2,200

Singing River II, 2019

Marina Dunbar

Singing River II, 2019

water media & silver leaf on canvas

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$2,200

Tangled, 2020

Laura Dargan

Tangled, 2020

acrylic on canvas

60 x 40 in (152.40 x 101.60 cm)

$3,400

Deep, 2020

Laura Dargan

Deep, 2020

acrylic on canvas

48 x 60 in (121.92 x 152.40 cm)

$3,600

Sprung, 2020

Laura Dargan

Sprung, 2020

acrylic on canvas

24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)

$2,000

Salt and Pepper

Marc Chatov

Salt and Pepper

oil on panel

5 x 7 in (12.70 x 17.78 cm)

$800

Bartlett Pear Duo

Marc Chatov

Bartlett Pear Duo

oil on panel

5 x 7 in (12.70 x 17.78 cm)

$800

Grandpa's Tool Shed Study

Marc Chatov

Grandpa's Tool Shed Study

oil on canvas

11 x 14 in (27.94 x 35.56 cm)

$2,800

Braids, 2018

Marc Chatov

Braids, 2018

oil on canvas

40 x 30 in (101.60 x 76.20 cm)

$12,000

Magnolia, 2020

Marina Dunbar

Magnolia, 2020

water media on canvas

30 x 40 in (76.20 x 101.60 cm)

$2,200

Movement Study in Copper and Silver (triptych), 2020

Marina Dunbar

Movement Study in Copper and Silver (triptych), 2020

water media on canvas

31 x 60 in (78.74 x 152.40 cm)

$2,700

Rooted, 2020

Laura Dargan

Rooted, 2020

acrylic on canvas

30 x 40 in (76.20 x 101.60 cm)

$2,200

Justa Phase, 2020

Laura Dargan

Justa Phase, 2020

acrylic on canvas

48 x 36 in (121.92 x 91.44 cm)

$2,800

Vined, 2020

Laura Dargan

Vined, 2020

acrylic on canvas

48 x 36 in (121.92 x 91.44 cm)

$2,800

Milk and Honey

Marc Chatov

Milk and Honey

oil on canvas

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

SOLD

Bartlett Pear, 2020

Marc Chatov

Bartlett Pear, 2020

oil on panel

5 x 7 in (12.70 x 17.78 cm)

$800

Grandpa's Tool Shed

Marc Chatov

Grandpa's Tool Shed

oil on canvas

18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

$4,800

Summertime

Marc Chatov

Summertime

oil on panel

11 x 14 in (27.94 x 35.56 cm)

$2,800

Unending, 2020

Marina Dunbar

Unending, 2020

water media on canvas

36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

$2,500

Movement Study in Charcoal Black , 2019

Marina Dunbar

Movement Study in Charcoal Black , 2019

water media on paper

24 x 18 in (60.96 x 45.72 cm)

$1,100

Planted, 2020

Laura Dargan

Planted, 2020

acrylic on canvas

48 x 36 in (121.92 x 91.44 cm)

$2,800

Lush, 2020

Laura Dargan

Lush, 2020

acrylic on canvas

40 x 30 in (101.60 x 76.20 cm)

$2,200

Crème Brûlée, 2019

Marc Chatov

Crème Brûlée, 2019

oil on canvas

15 x 30 in (38.10 x 76.20 cm)

$5,800

Crème Brûlée Study, 2020

Marc Chatov

Crème Brûlée Study, 2020

oil on panel

9 x 12 in (22.86 x 30.48 cm)

$1,800

White Roses

Marc Chatov

White Roses

oil on panel

16 x 12 in (40.64 x 30.48 cm)

$2,800

Popped a Flop, 2020

Marc Chatov

Popped a Flop, 2020

oil on panel

18 x 14 in (45.72 x 35.56 cm)

$2,800