Barrier Realizations: Conversations with Lonnie Holley
Time & Location
About The Event
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Walter Anderson Museum of Art
5 PM reception; 6 PM program
Join us for the culmination of the summer artist residency project, "Barrier Reclamation: Lonnie Holley and the Modern Wilderness," showcasing work made with area students from materials found in contemporary environments. The Museum hosts a reception and dialogue with Lonnie Holley, project participants, and folklorist Charles Reagan Wilson (former Director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi). Cost: Free to the public.
This project is in partnership with the Jackson County Civic Action Committee and The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum. Funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mississippi Arts Commission. Additional support is provided through The Mary and Edsel Ruddiman Endowment for the Walter Anderson Museum of Art and Chevron.
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About Lonnie Holley:
Lonnie Holley was born in 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama. Since 1979, Holley has devoted his life to the practice of improvisational creativity. His art and music, born out of struggle, hardship, but perhaps more importantly, out of furious curiosity and biological necessity, has manifested itself in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and sound. Holley’s sculptures are constructed from found materials in the oldest tradition of African American sculpture. His work is in collections of major museums throughout the country, on permanent display in the United Nations, and has been displayed in the White House Rose Garden. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2018), National Gallery of Art (2018), De Young Museum (2017), Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (2015), The Studio Museum in Harlem (2014), Museum of International Folk Art (2007), and many others. In January of 2014, Holley completed a one-month artist-in-residence with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva Island, Florida, site of the acclaimed artist’s studio. Learn more at www.lonnieholley.com.