Visual Arts

Marina Dunbar Solo Show

When: Fri., Sept. 7, 5-8 p.m. and Sept. 7-30 2018

Miller Gallery hosts an immersive installation by Charleston artist, Marina Dunbar, this September. Dunbar received her BFA from Columbus State University and her work has been featured in galleries all across the country from NYC to Tulsa, Okla. Her recent body of work is made up of over 40 paintings and sculptures. Dunbar says this collection “explores spontaneity and control through the use of color, shadow, space, and movement.”

Some of her paintings are influenced by natural elements such as leaves and the “movements of nature while departing from literal representations.” To create her unique work, Dunbar uses heat, air, and gravity to manipulate pigmented resin. The thick layers of resin give each piece a sculptural quality. According to an interview with Design Sponge, one painting can contain anywhere from five to 50 layers of color. She shifts between working on paper to wood panel, glazing her watercolor paintings with “semi-transparent, rich hues, and cloudy opaques.” Both of her styles are present in her solo show; the installation is full of “unexpected rhythm, fluidity, and reflection.”

Katie Lyons

Price: Free to attend

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