Scarlet Cheng: Carole Bayer Sager at the William Turner Gallery
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Love, loss, and fortitude are often the subject of Carole Bayer Sager's lyrics -- you've heard them before, sung by everyone from Petula Clark to Chaka Khan. But five years ago Sager turned to a new career -- painting on canvass -- and she's been at it feverishly ever since. Her first major show at a commercial gallery, "New Works," is at William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, through Jan. 5, and it's a knockout. The paintings range from medium to large -- up to 7-foot tall -- and are astonishingly luscious celebration of snack foods. Yes, drippy, gooey mounds and falling cascades of peanuts, popcorn (caramel and plain), ice cream, and peanut butter and jelly. Things you really shouldn't be eating, of course, but rather crave.
Last fall I had a chance to visit Sager's studio, an elegantly modern, light-infused space which she had special-built for her artmaking. (She has a separate music studio, attached to her house up the hill.) The paintings were mostly d
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