“The appeal of Slonem’s style is that its spontaneity enacts the unconscious rebelliousness of everyone–it is responsible for the air of weird restraint that prevails in everyday life–as well as Slonem’s personal rebelliousness against social authority.”
- Donald B. Kuspit
Hunt Slonem, An Art Rich and Strange
Slonem’s new dichroic painting series emerged, quite literally, through the looking glass. The lush, dimensional line work of Slonem’s oil paintings led him to explore the layered complexity of dichroic glass. Originally created by NASA as a coating for space-bound scientific instruments, the luminescent dichroic coating serves as an undulating canvas for the artist to carve his form into. Presented in a custom-made ocular glass frame design sourced from the 18th century.