SANTA MONICA, CA.-
William Turner Gallery opened New Works: Paintings by Carole Bayer Sager
. The show opened on November 1st, with a reception for the artist. The exhibition features Bayer Sagers evocative new series of paintings, which focus on abstracted subjects. Rich in color and sensual surface textures, the paintings range from micro to macro views of peanuts, popcorn and cracker-jacks, amongst others. These intimate and expansive perspectives create an intentional ambiguity, allowing viewers to more freely tap into their own associations.
According to Bayer Sager, I have been surrounded by pop culture my entire life. I live it and add to it when writing songs. In my recent paintings, I am fascinated by studying small and often overlooked every day subjects, and enlarging them beyond their natural states, transforming them into something entirely new.
Bayer Sagers artistic progression began five years ago with mastering portraits and the human form. "When I first saw the portraits Carole was making and then found out how short a time she has been painting, I was very impressed, says friend and painter Eric Fischl. Having taught painting, I know how rare it is for someone just beginning to be able to control the luminosity of flesh. Carole is one of those rare exceptions: a natural talent.
William Turner adds, That deep creative vein Carole has mined so successfully in music, turns out to have an incredibly strong branch of expression in visual art. Caroles gift for words has found a new source of expression in the sensuality of paint.