La Jolla, May 7th, 2016 - Madison Gallery presents Hunt Slonem’s third solo exhibition, When Art Meets Design. Arguably one of the most fascinating artists of our time, Slonem has remained a representational and expressionist artist even during conceptualism’s dominance. He is one of the few contemporary artists that have remained true to himself and his style. When Art Meets Design celebrates Slonem’s approach to color and defined aesthetics with new selected artworks featuring Slonem’s popular series of bunnies, butterflies, birds and new landscapes.
The opening reception will feature a book signing by the artist of his recent publication When Art Meets Design. The book celebrates Slonem’s fascination with collecting and design. As the artist says “to create decoratively is to live decoratively.”
Since 1977, Hunt Slonem has had more than 350 exhibitions at prestigious galleries and museums internationally. His work is exhibited globally, in cities including Madras, Quito, Venice, Gustavia, San Juan, Guatemala City, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Stockholm, Oslo, Cologne, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Slonem’s work is in over eighty museum collections worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, and Kansas City’s own Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. He is highly collected by artists and celebrities alike like Yoko Ono, Jimmy Fallon, Sharon Stone, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz and Mary Tyler Moore, among others.
Founded in 2001, Madison Gallery is committed to representing emerging, mid-career and established international artists whom work in a range of media. Inspired by an earnest dedication and passion for art, the gallery consistently exhibits a high standard of contemporary art. Madison Gallery works closely in building private, corporate and public collections thus placing it amongst the leading contemporary galleries in California.