Lonnie Holley

Lonnie Holley, Kyp Malone and others perform with new sonic sculpture at Music Box Village on March 11-12

Artist and musician Lonnie Holley has come to New Orleans many times. In recent decades, he’s been invited to assemble work from found materials following Hurricane Katrina and to present a suite of pieces involving broken and discarded instruments as part of Prospect.3, the 2014 installment of the city’s international art triennial. Before the pandemic, he began work on a new installment at the Music Box Village, and this week — following a pandemic delay — he’s here to officially introduce and perform using the musical sculpture.
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Lonnie Holley :: I Went a Little Too Far (Mistreating Love)

It’s been 10 years since the release of Atlanta-based artist Lonnie Holley‘s musical debut, Just Before Music, an oracular and experimental blend of improvised sound and imaginative poetry. In the decade since, Holley has embraced music even more fully, releasing a string of revelatory albums, collaborating with artists like the late Richard Swift and Matthew E. White, and traveling the world, spontaneously composing and improvising along the way, pulling strands of jazz, gospel, and blues from the air, returning often to his gentle mantra: “Thumbs up for Mother Universe.”
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Acclaimed artist-songwriter Lonnie Holley to perform at Philbrook

Lonnie Holley, one of the most renowned African-American artists now working, will perform at the Philbrook Museum of Art to help close out its landmark exhibition, “From the Limitations of Now.”. Holley will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, in the gardens at the museum, 2727 S. Rockford Road....

Lonnie Holley :: In the Gardens at Pulp

Lonnie Holley is no stranger to improvisatory collaboration. From his work with the late Richard Swift to his album with Matthew E. White, Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection, released earlier this year, something alchemical happens when Holley gathers with fellow artists to explore possibilities. Last December, Holley took part in a two-week recording residency at Pulp Arts, an arts and fabrication space in Gainesville, Florida. There, he rotated between sculpting, painting, and recording with a band made up of Christopher Paul Stelling, Dave Eggar, Evie Andrus, Jordon Ellis, and Phil Faconti, who convened after a series of collaborations at the Big Ears festival.

Lonnie Holley At The Parrish

On view at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is “Everything That Wasn’t White: Lonnie Holley at the Elaine de Kooning House,” an exhibition of 35 paintings, works on paper, and sculpture by artist and musician Lonnie Holley (born 1950). Organized by Alicia G. Longwell, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education, the show opened April 24 and remains on view through September 6. The exhibition features a selection of works created during the artist’s five-week residency at the Elaine de Kooning House in East Hampton in November 2020.