144 W Main St
Waterbury, CT 06702
The Mattatuck Museum welcomes exhibiting artist Hunt Slonem on Thursday, January 12 from noon to 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a lunch, hosted by Nancy Schuler and Emily Dalton, where Museum Curator Dr. Cynthia Roznoy and Artist and Designer Hunt Slonem discuss Slonem’s career as a neo-Expressionist painter, a successful book author, and textile and wallpaper designer. Lunch will be followed by a tour of the exhibition Between Two Worlds: Hunt Slonem in the Whittemore Gallery. Tickets are $35 for Museum members and BRASS members, and $50 for non-members. Ticket price includes lunch and may be purchased on the Museum website.
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 art world icon. Slonem creates spectacular spaces in which his artistic vision and his art merge in an emotional sensual experience. Between Two Worlds 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 wall paper.
Exhibition supported in part by Lee Jofa Groundworks and Eckert Fine Art.