Bernie Taupin: Lost & Found
October 25th thru November 22nd, 2019
Banu Asik Elizondo | Bank of America Private Bank
Albany Bahamas | Finley Van Brocklin
Kate Pearch | The Partners of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
An unprecedented convergence of creative stars align to boost Atlanta into the cultural stratosphere at Bill Lowe Gallery in Buckhead.
We proudly present a remarkable exhibition of multi-media assemblages by artistic giant, Bernie Taupin. Best known as the greatest lyricist of the 20th century – and writer of almost every Elton John hit in history. Taupin has, in recent years, gained immense acclaim for his complex configurations of imagery, found objects and text that create works which are as much cultural artifacts as works of art. The art world has taken note.
Taupin’s 50 years at the pinnacle of the music industry give him unique perspective about the visual dialogue between unraveling European social and creative constructs and the explosive emergence of a new American artistic vocabulary. British-born Bernie Taupin and Sir Elton John forged a relationship that forever changed the course of popular cultural history. Taupin’s unerring insights into chords of human emotion made him a master at weaving the written word to move the collective heart and soul. He has adapted this gift with equal finesse in his visual practice.
Each of Taupin’s works taps into broad philosophical and thematic concerns. They have much in common with the communicative nuances inspired by risky urban “tags” of street art. They possess the inherent energy derived from political power tools of stenciling letterforms; blasts of spray paint; images created over unique textured surfaces; stamping out recognizable symbols; and utilizing target shapes and flag images.
This exhibition coincides with the final performances of Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, to take place in Atlanta on November 1st and 2nd. Two iconic creative forces with deep connections to Atlanta spread their stardust over our city, transforming it into an ultra-world of kaleidoscopic creativity. Savor it with us!
This exhibition opens to the public on Friday, October 25th, from 6pm to 9pm, and runs through the end of November.
ABOUT BILL LOWE GALLERY
For almost three decades, Bill Lowe Gallery, has served as a portal to global visual culture for art enthusiasts around the world. Our unique juxtaposition of style and substance is articulated in exhibitions that embrace universal and eternal considerations with great visual drama. This has earned the gallery recognition as a sanctuary for the cross-cultural intersection of beauty and meaning.