Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, announces a solo exhibition with world-renowned artist, Hunt Slonem. LRFA will be hosting the Dallas reception on Saturday, August 28th from 4-8pm. Mantra will feature new paintings of Slonem’s infamous bunnies, butterflies and birds, as well as his portraiture and southern bayou landscapes.
Slonem’s reccurring motifs serve as a sacred utterance, a physical embodiment of the purity and divinity he sees in the natural world. His art is driven by this spiritual connection and is distinguished by bursts of color and his beloved iconography. This technique stems from the idea of doing or saying something repetitively to master a craft, and even become merged with a higher energy. These symbolic works are a form of meditation to Slonem, the visual equivalent of his very own mantra.
Mantra will be on view through October 2nd, 2021.
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 historical 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.