International Artist, Hunt Slonem, Selects South Florida To Debut New Collection.
In its world premiere, Hunt Slonem’s new collection of Butterflies, Birds, and Bunnies morph into three-dimensional contemporary works of art in “Through the Looking Glass” at New River Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale.
(FT. LAUDERDALE) December 10, 2020 – New River Fine Art is pleased to announce Through the Looking Glass, a new collection of previously unreleased and trailblazing sculptural and two-dimensional artworks from contemporary artist, Hunt Slonem, debuting and running from January 22 – February 21, 2021 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Continuing in his bold and brilliant investigation of the world’s flora and fauna, Slonem’s groundbreaking metamorphic transformation gives birth to a wonderfully refreshing realm of casted bronze, blown glass, neon, and multimedia-based au-courant artistry.
“This new body of work was born out of these unexpected times,” said Slonem. “Given an 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 and I’m pleased to share it with you.”
The artist’s impressive career spanning almost five decades now enters a new phase of evolution. Disciplined, yet explosive in his use of color, his signature gestures are vibrantly raw and wild. Slonem uses his new mediums with the same deft hand that rocketed him into the coterie of New York art world luminaries in the 1970s.
“This exhibition, Through the Looking Glass, is a first for Hunt. New River Fine Art is so proud and gracious to be selected to be the premier gallery to showcase the new collection of innovative artwork. For an international artist, who is widely revered in New York and across the globe, choosing Fort Lauderdale for this coveted launch is astonishing…with this decision, he is actively acknowledging the integrity and respectability of the South Florida Art Market, and spotlighting the vibrant and strong collector base that flourishes outside of New York,” says Lisa Burgess, President of New River Fine Art.