I visited William Turner’s Gallery in Santa Monica at the Bergamot Station Arts Center for the opening of Suzan Woodruff’s latest series.We are blessed in Los Angeles. Endless galleries all over our city such as William Turner’s filled with inspiring, thought provoking art.
William Turner has been discovering emerging artists since he was the intermittent art editor for Venice Magazine in 1993. His gallery is known for high quality work from artists such as Woodruff.
I was asking myself are they landscapes, oceans, skies? Her art is powerful and zen simultaneously. Staring at After Jasper long enough, I began to feel emotions stirring up. Woodruff believes colors have psychological dimensions hence the unconscious triggers ranging from sexual to the sublime. Part of the reason her acrylic paintings have a dreaminess to them is she has a special table that lifts and rotates.
James Hayward paints strictly in monochromes for the last thirty years. His art is definitely a case of Less is More, the aptly titled name of an exhibit in New York at the Janis Gallery in the 70’s, which he was part of. While he was in Japan on fellowship he became interested in calligraphy. He uses thick paint and wax to create his paintings.