Hunt Slonem’s neo-Expressionist paintings of tropical birds, butterflies, and Abraham Lincoln brought him critical acclaim and popular recognition in the 1970s. Since, the artist has achieved the status of an art world icon. Slonem creates spectacular spaces in which his artistic vision and his art merge in an emotional sensual experience. This exhibition features the bold colors, varied textures, and salon style painting installations that characterize Slonem’s aesthetic. In an exhibit where art meets design the gallery is transformed with the sophisticated work Slonem created for Lee Jofa Groundworks including textiles and wallpaper.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website