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Su-Li Hung & Richard Sloat: 40 Years Together in Art

Red Maple Tree. By Su-Li Hung. Woodcut, 2003.

The Old Print Gallery is very excited to announce our new Fall 2012 show,  Su-Li Hung & Richard Sloat: 40 Years Together in Art, which opens on Friday, September 21, 2012. Su-Li Hung and Richard Sloat met at the Art Students League in 1971, and married the following year. Now, forty years later, The Old Print Gallery celebrates their creative partnership with a retrospective of each artist’s work. Although their printmaking emerges from two very distinct styles, the show’s extensive assessment of their art reveals glimpses of related motifs, colors, and textures, as well as shared moments of inspiration.

Fast Walking City. By Richard Sloat. Woodcut, 1987.

On living and working with Hung, Sloat states, “Though our bios are diverse, there are numerous points of commonality. We’ve been in dozens of two-person and group shows together, and we are in many of the same public collections. There have been times, even years, when one of us has gone off in an artistic direction not appreciated or understood by the other. This can be trying but also can be lived with, for underneath lies a mutual respect. Living with someone who knows and loves art, and can show you the world through their artistic eyes, this everyday living is of the deepest essence.”

The show opens with a nighttime reception with the artists on Friday, September 21, from 5-8pm at the gallery. Both artists will be in attendance, to talk with the public, share their inspiration, and field any questions about their art. The reception is free and open to the public. The show will remain on view until November 10, 2012.

Streets and Blocks. By Su-Li Hung. Woodcut, 1996.

Painter, printmaker, and poet, Su-Li Hung was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 1947 and currently lives in New York. Hung studied at National Taiwan U., the Art Students League, and the National Academy. Su-Li is the author of thirty-one books of essays and poetry published in Taiwan and Hong Kong. She has exhibited extensively in the United States and Taiwan and received numerous awards, including the Gold Medal Prize of Honor in Graphics, Audubon Artists, and Certificates of Merit and Achievement from The Print Club of Albany.

On the Square. By Richard Sloat. Etching and aquatint, 2012.

Richard Sloat was born in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1945 and currently lives in Manhattan. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania with Rackstaw Downes and the Art Students League with Roberto Delamonica. He has lectured in New York and California and was elected to the National Academy. Sloat has been in many shows in the United States and Asia and has received various awards, including the Joseph M. Kaveney Memorial Award at the Janet Turner National Print Competition, The Alfred D. Crimi Award at Audubon Artists, and has twice won the Leo Meisner Prize at the National Academy of Design.

We are beyond thrilled with this exhibit, and as the show date creeps forward, we will continue to share more information about the two artists, their works, and our opening night party. Stay tuned!

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