Although she’s primarily known for her songwriting, Carole Bayer Sager has become an artistic talent of another kind: a painter. On November 1, Bayer Sager hosted an opening-night reception at the William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica for a new exhibition of pop-culture inspired paintings titled New Works. The paintings include lifelike images of everything from popcorn and peanuts to buttered corn and PB&J sandwiches.
“I have been surrounded by pop culture my entire life. I live it and add to it when writing songs,” the artist explained. “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.”
New Works will be on exhibit until December 1, 2012.
Scroll down to see some pictures of Carol Bayer Sager and friends from the opening-night party.
Kelly Meyer, Carol Bayer Sager and Rita Wilson
Bayer Sager and Dustin Hoffman
William Turner, Bayer Sager and Jeffrey Katzenberg
Bayer Sager and Leslie Moonves
Robert Daly and Sherry Lansing
David Geffen, Margie Perenchio and Bayer Sager
Right: Snacks, 2012, oil on linen, 36″ x 36″; Photos: Breeze Munson