Date(s) - 03/08/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evenings at the Edge Returns Thursday, March 8 from 6:00–9:00
Don’t miss this special after hours program as the National Gallery of Art’s East Building comes alive to celebrate Outliers and American Vanguard Art. Explore some 270 works from self-taught artists and enjoy performances by Lonnie Holley, whose work is featured in the exhibition, as well as hands-on activities with local artists and pop-up talks from Gallery educators. Light fare and drinks available for purchase.
About Lonnie Holley
In 1979, Lonnie Holley began to make and exhibit sculptures that drew on his hardscrabble life experiences and his ruminations on lessons to be found in everyday materials—discarded junk. Soon much of his energy was devoted to creating an environmental work on the one-acre property he owned on the outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama. In 1997, city authorities claimed the land and ultimately destroyed everything on it in preparation for an airport expansion.
Today, Holley lives in Atlanta, where he develops experimental music that incorporate narratives on grappling with adversity. He has crossed seamlessly into the mainstream visual art world, with works in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.