Lonnie Holley - The Influence of Images

Every day, through Oct 2
Elizabeth Leach Gallery Northwest Portland (Portland)
This is an in-person event
Free
Get lost in multimedia artist Lonnie Holley's shadowy painted works on paper, which were created last year during her residency at the Elaine de Kooning House in East Hampton, New York. "Nested shapes appear to radiate and float in the cosmos amid a softly diffused palette of grays, pinks, blues, and yellows that emphasize their transformative, mystical quality," writes the gallery. 
Lonnie Holley is a sculptor, painter and musician who has been making multimedia artworks since the 1980s. His improvisational studio process incorporates found objects including natural elements and repurposed materials to create figurative and abstract imagery that commemorate places, people, and events. In 2021, Holley has solo exhibitions currently on view at the South Etna Montauk Foundation (Montauk, NY) and the Parrish Art Museum (Water Mill, NY). His work is also included in the group exhibition From The Limitations of Now at the Philbrook Museum of Art, (Tulsa, OK).  An 18-minute musical film about the artist’s relationship to freedom in America, I Snuck off the Slave Ship, co-directed with Cyrus Moussavi, was shown at Sundance in 2019. Holley’s work is included in numerous public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), 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. In 2006 Holley received the Joan Mitchell Fellowship. The artist lives and works in Atlanta, GA.

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