Hunt Slonem: New Directions
Hunt Slonem: New Directions will be on view through January 29, 2022, at the Rosenbaum Contemporary gallery (150 Yamato Road) in Boca Raton, Fla. The exhibition will feature new works by artist Hunt Slonem, who is best known for his neo-expressionist paintings of rabbits, butterflies and birds. The exhibition will include blown-glass and bronze bunny sculptures, bunny wall sculptures and glowboxes as well as bunny and butterfly paintings in bright, new colors.
The blown glass and bronze sculptures and glowboxes are new mediums for Slonem and mark a new phase of growth for the artist whose career has spanned nearly five decades. Produced at his West Coast studio in Seattle, Wash., the blown glass sculptures are a natural expansion of Slonem’s artistic vocabulary. Directing his team of artistic glassblowers in the formation of new works with the same quick, gestural dance as his paint brush marks on canvas, Slonem has evolved his famous bunnies into the dynamic medium of glass. Each unique work’s hand-formed composition reflects his engagement with the materials. He worked with his Seattle team to create the bronze sculptures and glowboxes as well.
“This new body of work was born out of these unexpected times,” Slonem said. “Given an unexpected opportunity to create work in an entirely new methodology, what has resulted is an artistic liberation of sorts. My established lexicon of forms has taken on new life in blown glass, in bronze and other media, all in a visual culmination that is thrilling to me artistically. This moment in time has proven to be an impetus for an ever-expanding vocabulary of new work.”
Slonem has exhibited new directions in his paintings as well, painting bunnies and butterflies against solid backgrounds in bold colors.
Slonem has had more than 300 solo shows in galleries and museums internationally. His work is also in the permanent collections of 250 museums including the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney and the Moreau Foundation and is part of private collections worldwide, including those of many celebrities.
His new works can be viewed during regular gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as on the gallery’s website www.rosenbaumcontemporary.com.