Shells, Painting by Carole Bayer Sager
Carole Bayer Sager is known for her songs, for which she has won Grammy, Academy, Golden Globe and Tony awards. However, Carole Bayer Sager now works full-time on her visual artwork. She has only been painting for a relatively short period of time, starting primarily with portraits, often of her celebrity friends. She has now moved on to abstracts and “abstracted subjects”. About her recent paintings, Bayer Sager says, “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.”
Steve and Ann, Painting by Carole Bayer Sager
(Actor Steve Martin and his wife Anne Stringfield)
Carole Bayer Sager’s first solo show was held in January 2011 at the LA Arthouse in Los Angeles, and her second solo show will be at the William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica in November 2012. According to the gallery, “The exhibition will feature Bayer Sager’s 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.” The exhibition opens on Thursday, November 1st, with a reception for the artist from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Contact the gallery for more information.
For more information about Carole Bayer Sager and her artwork, visit http://www.carolebayersagerart.com/.
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Paintings by Carole Bayer Sager in Santa Monica (September 14, 2014)
Paintings by Carole Bayer Sager on Exhibit in Los Angeles (January 16, 2011)