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In all of Slonem’s work, after one has studied it for a time, there is seriousness about painting. The various devices that divide the space, render it shallow, thus keeping the work coherent in its own terms, adds up to a consistent investigation of post- cubist abstraction. By varying the moods and techniques of his work in fresh and exciting ways, Hunt Slonem creates a beautiful work that continually gives joy and surprise.
Hunt Slonem was born in Kittery, Maine in 1951. His fascination with exotica imprinted during his childhood in Hawaii and experience as a foreign exchange student in Managua, Nicaragua. Since 1977, Slonem has had over 250 solo exhibitions at prestigious galleries. Museums both domestic and international have collected his work, among them The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. -Henry Geldzahler, 2013