Speaker(s): Bruce Helander
As I See It: A Perspective on Hunt Slonem’s Bunnies
This session features a talk on "Bunnies", a book recently published by Glitterati Press.
The discussion around Hunt Slonem is led by Bruce Helander, the author of the critical essay “Quantum Lepus”. In this new book, he has written extensively on Slonem’s work and career, including an informative critical essay titled “Quantum Lepus for this latest book, as well as a chapter in his book, Learning to See titled “Bird’s Eye View.” In addition to being an expert on Slonem's work, Helander is also an accomplished artist in his own right. He has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. His work is included in many public and private collections.
The book, which is based on the works of artist Hunt Slonem, offers a different slant on “hip hop” culture and an inside view on the painter’s work through comparisons to Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning.
Hunt Slonem is an American artist best known for his large-scale paintings of bunnies. These "rabbitscapes," as they've come to be known, are characterized by their bright colors and repetition of form. Though he is perhaps most widely recognized for his bunny paintings, Slonem has also produced a significant body of work featuring birds, butterflies, and other animals.
Bruce Helander's essay provides readers with a deep understanding of Quantum Lepus and will no doubt encourage them to view Slonem's work in a whole new light. In addition, Helander's insights into Slonem's process and motivations will be of great interest to collectors of his work. Those who are new to Slonem's work will find much to enjoy in Helander's writing as well. His clear passion for the artist and his subject matter is evident on every page.
If you're looking for someone who can provide expert insights into the work of Hunt Slonem, Bruce Helander is your man. His vast knowledge of the artist and his oeuvre is evident in every word he writes. Whether you're a longtime fan or just getting introduced to Slonem's work, you're sure to enjoy reading what Helander has to say about it.
Bruce Helander is a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist magazine. His columns on art, values, and investing in art appear regularly in The Huffington Post.