Bill Lowe Gallery proudly presents Reprieve: The Gospel of Beauty, an exhibition of dramatic new paintings by Atlanta’s most beloved female artist, Maggie Hasbrouck. In her latest body of work, Hasbrouck returns to dramatic depictions of flowers – often single blooms – at the apex of their transformational beauty. The vibrancy and sensuality of these images is heightened by the artist’s recent incorporation of glass crystals into her technique. Hasbrouck melts these crystals over multiple layers of oil paint, dry pigment, and organic beeswax, resulting in a lustrous layer that enhances the mystery of the work.
Throughout the course of her career, Maggie’s technical ingenuity and imaginative subject matter have helped her gain recognition from collectors and critics alike. Maggie Hasbrouck and Bill Lowe share a similar vision for art – that the works strike a deep emotional chord within the viewer that lingers as a resonant and soulful presence long after initial viewing. Maggie’s paintings possess a deep emotionality that is achieved through a rich, dark picture plane illuminated by an enigmatic light source. The flowers seem to exist in a state of Grace, in-between reality and a dream-like state of transcendence.
Maggie has been living and working as an artist in Atlanta for almost thirty years. She began receiving major national acclaim in the early 1990s when her work was collected by celebrities including Elton John, John Mellencamp, Faith Hill, Jon Bon Jovi, and Courtney Cox, as well as a broad cross-section of collectors across the United States. Her work is the epitome of the intersection of classical beauty and contemporary concept. To this day, Maggie Hasbrouck remains one of the best-collected female artists in the South and a growing force on the national stage.
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.
The gallery's philosophical architecture is built upon a reverence for the alchemical nature of artistic expression. Our vision honors the profoundly spiritual nature of visual language and the role it can play in affecting paradigm shifts at both a personal and societal level.
It is with this mandate that we have assembled a world-class stable of artists who intuitively have their fingers on the pulse of the Universe. Their expression is not an ironic or satirical look at the human condition. Instead, the gallery’s program presents powerful, content-driven works that utilize technical mastery and a visual eloquence to transform the human heart and soul at intimate levels.
For our collectors, the gallery is an oasis of beauty. Of civility. Of contemplation. This is coupled with a dynamism informed by a world view rooted in the metaphysical aspects of history, anthropology, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, and biology. Bill Lowe Gallery has a transformative impact that forever enlightens those who experience it.
Bill Lowe Gallery has become a cultural institution in the Southern United States. Our commitment is to reflect Atlanta's emergence as the world's new epicenter of art, science, and technology through a kinetic dialogue with artists and audiences across the globe.