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By Any Means Necessary curated by Lonnie Holley
Blum & Poe Los Angeles
Atlanta-based artist and musician Lonnie Holley has curated a show that includes works by Louisiana Bendolph, Hawkins Bolden, Joe Light, Ronald Lockett, Joe Minter, Rita Mae Pettway, and Mary T. Smith, as well as a selection of his own work. The exhibition accompanies Handwriting on the Wall, the first major LA show of Holley’s friend Thornton Dial, and commemorates their connection and commitments. Holley’s curation focuses on home-made materials “as a testimony about our lives and experiences growing up in the harsh reality of the South.” By Any Means Necessary and Handwriting on the Wall will be on display from April 29 through June 10, 2023 at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles.