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Lonnie Holley – The Influence of Images

August 5, 2021 - October 2, 2021

Silhouettes of faces overlap and echo and inhale luminescent smoke, in this hazy, ghoulish half-way of an image. Caught in between materialization, chain-link fence , chains and searchlights disappear behind shadows of mouths open, waiting to speak.

Elizabeth Leach Gallery is pleased to present Lonnie Holley’s atmospheric, dream-like painted works on paper that feature repeated, overlapping silhouettes and three-dimensional effects. Titled The Influence of Images, this new series of paintings were created during Holley’s artist-in-residency at the Elaine de Kooning House in East Hampton, NY in 2020. During his time there he made artworks layered with spray paint and acrylic, adding an immediacy to the imagery. Nested shapes appear to radiate and float in the cosmos amid a softly diffused palette of grays, pinks, blues, and yellows that emphasize their transformative, mystical quality.


Wheelchair accessible, Sensory-friendly, Service Animals allowed
BIPOC artist(s), Women-owned, Women curated
Event Type
Gallery, Visual Art
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Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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