For over 30 years, self-taught visual artist and musician Lonnie Holley has dedicated his life to improvisational creativity demonstrated through drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, and sound. The artist’s densely composed visual and aural pieces reference current events, African American history, slavery and religion.
Holley’s exhibition at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery consists of a special suite of prints, created by invitation at Paulson Bott Press in San Francisco. This exhibition complements Lonnie Holley’s site specific installation at the Portland Museum of Modern Art, August 9 - September 26, 2014. Holley will also perform at the Pickathon Independent Music Festival August 1 - 3, 2014, in Happy Valley, Oregon.
Holley’s work is included in numerous public collections including the American Folk Art Museum (New York, NY), Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, AL), High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), Milwaukee Museum of Art (Milwaukee, WI), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA), Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC), among others. Holley lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.