FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For its Spring season premiere, Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art announces a solo exhibition featuring works by world-renowned artist Hunt Slonem with an opening reception on Saturday, March 31st from 5-8pm with an artist talk at 6:45pm. A Spring Affair will feature works from Slonem’s popular series of rabbits, butterflies, and birds and will be on view through May 5th, 2018.
LRFA will also present a lecture moderated by gallery owner, Laura Rathe, as well as a book signing with Slonem on Wednesday, March 28th at 6pm. Co-sponsored by LUXE magazine, the event will be organized by LRFA as part of their Create.Curate.Collect. lecture series. This signing will be for Slonem’s latest book ‘Birds’, which explores his 45 years of painting in his New York studio, which has also become a sanctuary for his beloved flock. RSVP to this lecture and book signing is required.
Having experienced the wilderness of Hawaii and Central America at a young age, Slonem’s passion for vivid color, organic forms, and symbolism from native cultures is deeply rooted inside the artist. The charisma of each of animal encountered by Slonem is captured in form and color in such a way that it allows the portraits to personally interact with its viewer. Slonem’s colorful renderings lie behind each Victorian hand selected frame, where we can experience his bright iconic imagery bring life and humor to any room.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Kittery, Maine, in 1951, New York-based artist Hunt Slonem is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker, well-known for his Neo-Expressionist works featuring butterflies, rabbits, and tropical birds. Considered one of the great colorists of his time, Slonem’s gestural and extraordinarily vibrant portraits of wildlife immortalize and celebrate each species while honoring the exuberance and diversity of life itself.
Slonem is also an accomplished designer, decorator, and restorer of homes. Championed as works of art in their own right, these spaces include not only the artist’s East Village loft and his 30,0000 square-foot Brooklyn studio, but also the two plantation houses he’s restored in Louisiana and Cordts Mansion located in the Hudson River Valley. Slonem’s work on these transcendent and colorful spaces has been featured in House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times.
Slonem studied painting at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Vanderbilt University, and Tulane University. His work has been the focus of over 300 solo exhibitions worldwide and is held in the collections of more than 100 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.