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At the Bill Lowe Gallery, director Donovan Johnson has mounted a weighty showing of Todd Murphy’s work. The marquee exhibit, Wink—Murphy’s endearing nod to James “Jimmy” Winkfield and other Black jockeys—comprises roughly 30 paintings and mixed-media works that examine the relationship of Black identity and labor in the South through the history of African American jockeys, horse racing and the concept of the workhorse.
Bernie Taupin on writing songs for Elton John, Rocketman, and his upcoming art exhibition in Atlanta
Atlantans may recognize Bernie Taupin as the lyricist who wrote dozens of radio hits (from “Tiny Dancer” to “I’m Still Standing”) with Elton John, including the album, Peachtree Road. The pair continues to collaborate, but Taupin has spent the past few years focused primarily on his artwork.