NYC Gallery Scene – New Shows Opening Through October 21, 2018

Chase Contemporary: “Bernie Taupin: True American”

October 17 through November 10, 2018

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 17, from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Bernie Taupin: True American” features art by Taupin as he explores what it means to be a “true American” and the nature of patriotism. Art on view rise from the American flag and other symbols of patriotism and can be  combined with musical references to invoke ways music contributes to the fusing of patriotism with American culture. Works on view include American flags woven into compositions that incorporate shattered guitars and instruments with text that are designed to provoke. Artworks titles provide other fodder for examining what it may mean to be a “True American.”

Bernie Taupin may be best known as writing the lyrics for most of Elton John’s songs, found in over 30 records. In more recent years, Taupin has turned his creativity to visual art and has exhibited his work at galleries and art fairs since 2010.

Chase Contemporary is located at 231 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011.

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Photos by John Angelillo/UPI

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