Samuel Bayer shifts his award-winning focus from music videos and car commercials to the female form in the upcoming show Diptychs and Triptychs at the Ace Gallery. Towering 14′ above the viewer, Bayer’s landscape of the female form ignites a conversation regarding objectivity and subjectivity. The vacant background is matched by the blank stares of the 16 subjects thereby allowing the viewer to project a narrative. Bayer’s visual interpretation of the contemporary woman offers a unique opportunity to revisit the classic nude.
Samuel Bayer was born in upstate New York in 1965 and grew up in Syracuse, New York. He graduated from New York City’s School of Visual Arts in 1987 with a degree in Fine Arts. At the age of 26, Bayer set out to Los Angeles to begin his career as a music video director and he went on to direct over 200 music videos with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Green Day, John Lee Hooker, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, David Bowie, Aerosmith, and Lenny Kravitz. Bayer won an Emmy for the 2011 Super Bowl commercial for Chrysler, Born of Fire featuring Eminem; Bayer’s commercials are represented in the permanent film/video collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
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