Here are Two Special Thursday Events, I wanted to point out. Plus don’t forget the Venice Art Crawl takes place tonight at well.

The WilThurs-Sept18-Kisses-CaroleBayerSager-Shadowliam Turner Gallery presents “NEW WORKS,” by Carole Bayer Sager.

See image: Kisses & Shadow, oil on linen, 48″x48″

The artist continues to investigate subjects she introduced in 2012, at her sold-out debut exhibition. An incredibly gifted and iconic figure in music, Bayer Sager has uncovered a talent for painting and visual expression that is remarkable in its depth and facility.

The paintings explore notions of obsession and perception, utilizing foods that are embedded in our pop cultural DNA. By drastically changing their size and scale, the artist invites viewers to take an abstract look – up close or at a distance – bringing their own associations to grilled cheese sandwiches, chocolate candies, and confectionary explosions. The richly detailed compositions are sensual provocations, enticing desire and temptation, through the wonderfully seductive qualities of paint.

What: Opening reception
Where: William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, E1, SM
When: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Phone: 310 453 0909


Also in Santa Monica…

The World’s Most Adorable Art Critic, Daniel Rolnik, opens his first gallery. Celebrate the grand opening tonight with an opening for the breakthrough group show “SMILE ISLE.”

DThurs-Sept18-DanielRolikGalleryANIEL ROLNIK GALLERY is located in front of the Pacific Plaza building on Ocean Avenue [between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd] and shares its space with Hamilton Galleries.

Nearby landmarks include The Georgian Hotel, The Ivy, Sushi Roku, and Camera Obscura.

VALET PARKING is available next to the gallery for a fee.

FREE 2hr PARKING is available in the Santa Monica city lots on 2nd Street at Santa Monica Blvd or Broadway.

What: Grand Opening
Where:  Daniel Rolnik Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Ca 90401
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm