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NEWS: Atlanta Contemporary announces a solo exhibition from Lonnie Holley will open up 2017

Atlanta Contemporary has announced their first solo exhibition by a single artist in three years, an exhibition with Lonnie Holley. The Alabama native, who made his first artwork at age 29, is known for his assemblages of found objects, incorporating natural and man-made ephemera, such as plastic flowers, crosses and steel scraps, into totemic sculptures. “We can make art where we have to,” said Holley in a 2014 profile in The New York Times. “Dr. King, if you remember, wrote a sermon on a piece of toilet paper.”...

Review: “It Can Howl” and Southern Identity vs. Southern Perception

It Can Howl is a collection of stories, that is for certain. But it is not a story from the South, nor is it a story uniquely concerning the South. Telling the story of a place or articulating the experience of a region, especially one with such a controversial, varied and tumultuous history as our own, is no simple undertaking. But it is an effort that would directly benefit from letting the leaders of the conversation consist of those most familiar with the red clay terrain we call home....