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13/05/2022 - 02/07/2022

New Work - Mixed Medium


Lonnie Holley - The Growth of Communication

Lonnie Holley: The Growth of Communication - Edel Assanti is pleased to present The Growth of Communication, Lonnie Holley’s first exhibition with the gallery and first UK solo show since his 2004 retrospective at IKON Gallery in Birmingham (UK).

Lonnie Holley’s (b. 1950, Birmingham, Alabama, USA) interdisciplinary practice encompasses sculpture, painting, photography, filmmaking, performance and music. Holley's found mediums are imbued with cultural and artistic metaphor, combined into sculptures that commemorate and give narrative to places, people and events.

The Growth of Communication consists primarily of works made over the course of Holley’s recent trips to the UK, sourcing and salvaging materials and inspiration from his travels across the country. The works were assembled in Suffolk during the artist’s residency there in February, at which time he concurrently produced a commission with Artangel, performing and filming on Orford Ness.


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