Population: Portraits by Ray Turner

A former painting instructor at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design, artist Ray Turner fashions a uniquely seductive and engaging fusion of lyrical realism and abstraction in portraiture. A prescient interpreter, Turner’s most recent series, Population, features intimate portraits of Pasadena residents. The artist’s intuitive approach captures his sitters during “privileged instants” with sensitivity and subtlety. Approximately one hundred fifty of these paintings will be installed in the Founders’ Gallery; viewed en masse they reveal the vast range of dynamic possibilities inherent to portraiture.