Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased present an exhibition of drawings by Lonnie Holley.
Holley is well known for his assemblages. His drawings are an integral part of his practice, and like his assemblages, are made with found materials. The drawings are executed with the same force and dexterity as the assemblages, and deal with themes of hope, survival, and romantic and familial love.
Holley, originally from Birmingham, AL, is a self-taught artist whose work has been exhibited for almost forty years. His first solo exhibition with the gallery was in 2010. Other recent solo exhibitions include Something to Take My Place, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, SC (2015) and Stepping into the Footprint, Institute 193, Lexington, KY (2013). Recent group exhibitions include When the Curtain Never Comes Down, American Folk Art Museum, NY (2015) and When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South, Studio Museum in Harlem (2014) (traveling exhibition). His work is in many museum collections, including the American Folk Art Museum, New York; the Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Holley lives and works in Atlanta, GA.