Details

Title

Shadows of the People

Artist/Maker

Lonnie Holley (American, born 1950)

Date

2021

Medium

Acrylic and spray paint on quilted fabric on wood panel

Dimensions

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Credit

Purchase through funds provided by patrons of Collectors Evening 2022

Accession #

2022.76

On View

On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway, Gallery 404

Atlanta-based artist Lonnie Holley has used quilt fragments in his assemblages for decades, but for the past few years, he has sourced quilts from flea markets and thrift stores as canvases for his paintings. The title of this work refers to Holley’s ongoing dedication to uplifting the legacies of marginalized people, embodying them through the liminal form of the silhouette and symbolic, often undervalued objects like quilts. Holley says of the layered, ghostly silhouettes found throughout his quilt paintings: “Every face in these paintings. They’re all the people—especially women—that have supported me.”

Image Copyright

© Lonnie Holley / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.