Live Concert: Lonnie Holley with Nelson Patton

Live Concert: Lonnie Holley with Nelson Patton

October 9, 2022 7:00 PM



Doors at 6:00 PM | Show at 7:00 PM

MOCA presents a live concert with legendary musician Lonnie Holley, celebrating the final days of the exhibition The Relevance of Your Data.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see critically acclaimed musician Holley perform live with collaborators Nelson Patton (Dave Nelson and Marlon Patton) amongst his sculptural works on view in MOCA’s Great Hall. Holley’s musical performances are known for his improvisatory approach, powerful vocals, and experimental style infused with expansive jazz and blues influences. The seated performance will take place at sunset. 

COVID Safety Note: All visitors and staff are required to wear masks at all times when on the museum premises, regardless of vaccination status. All seating for this concert will be outdoors, weather permitting.



About the artist:

Lonnie Holley’s (b. 1950, Birmingham, AL, based in Atlanta, GA) critically admired art practice spans painting, drawing, assemblage sculpture, sandstone carvings, and performance that combines experimental music and poetry. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; and Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., among many other museums. Selections of his oeuvre have been featured in institutional group exhibitions including at the NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2022); Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (2021); Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (2019); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (2018); MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2017); de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA (2017), among many others. Holley’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions including at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY (2021); Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA (2017); Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art; Charleston, SC (2015); Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL (2004). Holley has been the subject of several documentary films, and his own directed short film premiered at Sundance in 2018.


About the exhibition:

The Relevance of Your Data is a group exhibition that features new large-scale paintings by Grace Rosario Perkins with sculpture, video, and object interventions by Lonnie Holley, Fox Maxy, Olen Perkins, and Eric-Paul Riege that create a generous conversation about identity, land, and collectivity.