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March 8, 2014

Anderson inspiration

Slonim's abstract works of city's woods well received

Art inspired by the landscape of Anderson has found a new home after prominently hanging in the prestigious 21st Annual Coors Western Art Exhibition & Sale in Denver, Colo. Several oil paintings fashioned by local artist David Michael Slonim were sold, including one for $9,500.

“This is the first introduction of my new Woodlands series,” said Slonim. “These are abstract interpretations of the woods in the Anderson area. They are poems about nature instead of an attempt to represent nature. To have the work received so positively in a national venue is very encouraging.”

While Slonim has been a successful artist and children’s book author/illustrator for many years, abstract work is new to him.

“I’ve been taking photos of forests and the woods with my digital camera for 15 years,” he added. “All along the way I’ve been studying abstract art and impressionism. In 2013 I made a firm commitment and chose to paint that way.”

That commitment paid off first as he thoroughly enjoyed his work and later as it was well-received by the art community.

“David’s work is based on the landscape but it stands out because it is simplified,” said Rose Fredrick, curator of the exhibit. “It is an expressionistic look at the landscape -- the essence of the land instead of a specific spot.”

The small show only invites 62 artists from North America and Europe while similar shows feature 80 to 100. Simply receiving an invitation to such an event is an honor.

“I’m looking for artists that capture western lifestyle,” said Fredrick. “I also want a very individual voice – work that doesn’t look similar to that of others.”

Slonim’s work was the most abstract in the show. Most paintings were representational or realist.

In the past, he has been invited to display pieces in Great American Artists, The C.M. Russell Auction, The Western Rendezvous of Art, The Western Miniatures Show at the C.M. Russell Museum and the Rising Stars exhibit at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Solo exhibitions have been staged at the Richmond Art Museum, Minnetrista Cultural Center and Anderson Center for the Arts.

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