Lilac Gallery New York is pleased to present “Summer City” a group show exhibiting works by Gee Gee Collins, Hunt Slonem & Gillie and Marc from July 23 to August 1, 2019.
Gee Gee Collins was born 1973 and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She studied painting under Michael Phillips at the College of Charleston and received a bachelor's degree in Fine Art from the University of Georgia. She also traveled and studied at Lamar Dodd School of Art in Cortona, Italy. From the start of her career, she has been captivated by bright colors and the essence of minimalism. Her bold brush strokes and colorful palette combine to create layers of paint that give each piece a history and an ethereal quality. She approaches the canvas with ease and spontaneity, resulting in paintings filled with energy and movement. Gee Gee is best known for her abstract paintings exploring unique pallets with line and texture. She is heavily influenced by Joan Mitchell, Franz Kline, and Matisse.
Hunt Slonem was born in 1951 in Kittery, York County Maine. His love for animals stems from a dynamic relationship of exotic birds, as he has over 90 of them in his studio, painting them from life every day. Hunt possesses a unique gift, a gift that stretches far beyond his creations in art. Stepping inside his studio is an experience to behold. It is like stepping into a magical world, where you feel anything is possible; similar to the feelings you get when gazing at one of his enchanting paintings. The music of birds echoes and creates the soundtrack while enjoying other treasures placed perfectly in the design of his studio. Hunt is excited by collecting antiques and other unique finds, from top hats to 19th Century objects. His love for unique items of the world from animals to artifacts is transcended to the depths of his paintings, emerging an ever growing beauty. And with use of new mixed media, such as metallic golds and silvers to the sparkle and shimmer of diamond dust, Slonem is always pushing the envelope to the next level of a youthful freshness in his art.
Gillie and Marc are Australian contemporary artists who collaborate to create art as one, applying the iconic imagery of the dog/human hybrid to celebrate the powerful spiritual relationship that exists between man and animal. Collaborating to create art as one for over 26-years. Before becoming parents Gillie and Marc were intrepid travelers who decided to settle down in New York to raise their family. Their first New York art exhibition was in 1996 and since then they have had both sculptures and paintings displayed in various New York galleries and public spaces including DUMBO, Rockefeller Centre, Avenue of the Americas and Greenwich Village.