Chad Cole: Travels and Transitions

January 11 – March 22, 2020

The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art is pleased to present Chad Cole’s metro Atlanta debut solo exhibition, Travels and Transitions. Chad Cole is a South Carolina based artist who predominantly paints pastoral vistas that often contain barns taken over by nature, abandoned farmhouses, or dilapidated roadside oddities. Blending traditional artistic values with contemporary stylizing, Cole is inspired by his environment, passage of time, and his travels throughout Italy and the Deep South. Much artwork in this exhibition explores Cole’s chosen themes of the Southern Gothic and the concept of “The American Dream,” but he also conveys the impact that travel and gaining new perspective has had on his artistic and personal growth.

From January 11th to March 22nd of 2020, MCMA exhibited Chad Cole’s debut solo exhibition titled Travels and Transitions. Themes often seen in Cole’s work include Southern Gothic and the American Dream through his agrarian landscapes in oil. In an interview with MCMA’s curator Madeline Beck, Cole explained his passion for oil painting and the artistic growth that comes with world travel. For his most recent works exhibited at MCMA, Cole drew inspiration from his time spent in Appalachia. Geometric layering of tones began to arise in response to the familiar barn quilts seen traditionally throughout western North Carolina.

Works on Exhibition

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

After Bellini

2001

Oil

3 x 5 in

Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Shishir Chokshi

After Carpaccio

2001

Oil

5 x 3 in

Courtsey of  Mr. and Mrs. Shishir Chokshi

After Crespi

2007

Pencil

10.25 x 10.25 in

On loan from private collection

After Ingres

1999

Pencil

24 x 20 in

Courtesy of the artist

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

After Michelangelo 1

2002

Pencil

19.5 x 15.5 in

Courtesy of the artist

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

After Michelangelo 2

2002

Pencil

19.5 x 15.5 in

Courtesy of the artist

Chad Cole - Travels and Transistions

Appalachian Light

2016

Oil

22 x 28 in

Courtesy of Ms. Robin Waites and Ms. Michelle Baker

Brick Pond

2016

Watercolor

14 x 17 in

Courtesy of Mrs. Nancy Cole

Brick Pond Factory

2014

Woodcut

11 x 15 in

Courtesy of the artist

Chad Cole - Travels and Transistions

Brick Pond (Redmond Landscape)

2016

Oil

42 x 54 in

Courtesy of Mr. David Redmond and the late Mrs. Frances Redmond

Chad Cole - Travel and Transistions

Capella Medici

2005

Pencil

11.5 x 13.5 in

Courtesy of the artist

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

Evening on the Ground

2009

Oil

34 x 42 in

Donated by Ms. Toni Giusto

Flannery’s Place

2008

Oil

24 x 36 in

Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Ashley Prochaska

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

Greenleaf

2012

Oil

40 x 46

Courtesy of the artist

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

Hard Times

2012

Oil

16 x 20 in

Donated by Ms. Atti Knox

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

Her Comeuppance

2012

Oil

42 x 46 in

Courtesy of the artist

Jezebel

2011

Oil

40 X 46

Courtesy of Ms. Atti Knox

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

Make Way for Walmart

2008

Oil

24 x 36 in

Courtesy of Lincoln Artisans, Inc. Lincolnton, Georgia

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

Mausoleo di Augusto

2008

Pencil

12 x 15 in

Courtesy of the artist

Portrait Study

1999

Pencil

15.5 x 12.5 in

Courtesy of the artist

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

Rock City

2018

Woodcut

13.5 x 16.5. in

Courtesy of the artist

Salute

1999

Oil

16 x 11in

Courtesy of  Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Cole

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

San Antonio Nude

2003

Pencil

17 x 14 in

Courtesy of the artist

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

Santa Croce

2008

Pencil

17 x 14 in

Courtesy of the artist

Savannah River (Reynolds Landscape)

2018

Oil

20 x 32

Courtesy of Mr. and. Mrs. Michael and Susan Reynolds

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

Self Portrait

1999

Oil

20 x 16 in

Courtesy of Mr. Franklin Kennedy

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

Serpent Charmer

2017

Woodcut

23 x 28 in

Courtesy of the artist

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

Studio a Roma

2005

Pencil

13.5 x 11.5. in

Courtesy of the artist

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

The Crossing

2011

Oil

40 x 62 in

Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Kip and Vicki Lamar

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

UFO Welcome Center

2018

Oil

18 x 24 in

Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Barry and Deborah Layman

Chad Cole - Travels and Transitions

Wheatland II

2011

Oil

34 x 45 in

Courtesy of the artist