My Summer as Carole Feuerman's Intern

This summer, I graciously accepted an internship at Carole Feuerman's Studio, the Second LSC,  in NYC. Beginning in May, I came into the studio 4 days a week, for about 8 hours a day. Having spent most of my summers life guarding or at camp, the 9-5 lifestyle was completely new to me. I embarked on this journey with no real expectations and an open mind.

As my last day at Carole Feuerman Studio comes to a close I can say that I have learned more here to prepare me for the art world than I have in any classroom (shh don't tell my professors). Carole is a seasoned artists whose knowledge extends far beyond making beautiful work. While interning, I got to work in a variety of jobs including fabrication, inventory, and social media. I am so grateful to have gotten the opportunity to learn directly from her as well as her extremely talented crew. I can not express how wonderful it was to work with such a skillfully diverse team of painters, fabricators, and assistants. It truly awes me how much this team is able to accomplish.

Couldn't leave without taking a few snapchat selfies with my girl, Kendall! Based on image the second image, maybe it's better if we don't swap faces...

 

Upon reflecting on everything I have learned during my time here, here are a few lessons that have stuck out to me:

 

1. Do not be tentative.

This one I definitely still have some work on, but while working in fabrication at the studio I learned how crucial it is to not be cautious. This is a lesson I plan to take back with me to art school and other facets of my life. It is important to take risks and make mistakes. Sometimes its okay to overdo something or even break it, it can always be fixed or done again. Its that extra punch of dark in the drawing or red pigment in the face that makes a finished piece.

2. The art world is always on the move.

One of my jobs while working here was to keep inventory of Carole's art and let me tell you there is A LOT of it. Carole's inventory always needs updating. Everyday we have sculptures being shipped and sold around the world. This studio's ability to manage Carole's extensive registry of art has been so crucial to her international success.

3. Take your inspiration and push boundaries.

Carole can draw inspiration from the most unexpected places. Sometimes its a simple object like a chair or mirror, sometimes its a person she meets, sometimes its a story she reads. Carole's mind is always on the move to do something new and unexpected. In her art, she looks to push boundaries, playing it safe is not her style. Whether its building a 4 ton bronze sculpture on 6 inch wrists that withstands earthquakes, or inventing a brand new technique to paint with bronze, Carole has the passion and drive to make her wildest ideas come to life.

4. Even the best artists need to understand business.

There is no doubt that Carole is an extremely talented artists, but what has impressed me most is her ability to manage her business. At the end of the day you need to sell art to make it, and Carole works with her galleries as a seasoned expert. While interning here I got to witness and partake in the behind scenes work that goes into Carole Feuerman Sculpture. There is so much more to being a fine artist than I had ever expected.

 

I'd like to thank everyone at the studio for all of their generosity in these past 3 months! I look forward to taking everything that I have learned with me as I venture back to St. Louis for my sophomore year at Wash. U! Over and out!

Carole, David and I Stopped by a photo booth today after a great lunch at the John Dory Oyster Bar in the Ace Hotel!

 - Post by Dana Citrin

 


 

Carole A. Feuerman on INSIDER

On Tuesday, July 26th, the Facebook sensation, INSIDER art posted a video featuring Carole A. Feuerman's hyperrealist sculptures.

In less that 3 days the INSIDER's video about Carole's work has gotten over 1.4 million views!

INSIDER, an online publication covering the latest trends in food, style, travel and culture, has achieved great fame on facebook in the past year. Now, it seems impossible to log onto facebook without coming across at least one of their posts. INSIDER is perhaps best known for its viral 60 seconds videos that cover anything from macaroon ice cream sandwiches in Bangkok to mind-blowing rope bridges in Costa Rica.

Here at Carole A. Feuerman Studios we are particularly excited about this NYC dessert covered by INSIDER:

However, it seems that our fans at INSIDER have left us no bread crumbs! Carole was not contacted by INSIDER, which makes this video a complete surprise to everyone here at Carole A. Feuerman Studios.

Thank you to the staff at INSIDER for recognizing Carole's work. We're not sure who you are, but if you're reading this, please feel free to say hello!

Share the video on Facebook HERE

 

Post by Dana Citrin

7 Things to Do in Chelsea

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE BEST OF NYC'S CHELSEA NEIGHBORHOOD
 


Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of the borough of Manhattan running roughly from 14th to 34th street between the Hudson River and 5th avenue. Chelsea is most known for its distinguished art scene, which showcases some of the greatest artists in New York and the world.
 


1. START YOUR TRIP ON 24TH ST., THE HOME OF MANY OF NYC'S PREMIER FINE ART GALLERIES

Chelsea's 24th St. is a hub of some the world's best art galleries. Check out whats happening this summer by clicking on any of the galleries below:

C24 Gallery
Andrea Meislin Gallery
Andrea Rosen Gallery
Bruce Silverstein
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
Fredericks & Freiser
Gagosian Gallery
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl
Gladstone Gallery
Jack Shainman Gallery
Luhring Augustine
Lyons Wier Gallery
Marianne Boesky Gallery
Mary Boone Gallery
Matthew Marks Gallery
Metro Pictures
Mike Weiss Gallery
Pace Gallery
Susan Inglett
Unix Gallery


 Be sure to pick up a copy of this flyer at C24 Gallery! You will want to apply for the 2017 International Sculpture Day Exhibition presented by the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation.


 If art isn't really your thing, do not fret! There are plenty of other  great things to do in Chelsea this summer. Here are just a few highlights:

 

2. TAKE A WALK THE HIGH LINE

No trip to Chelsea is complete without a walk on the highline! This 1.45 mile long park, built entirely on abandoned, elevated NYC train tracks, is the perfect place to enjoy the weather on a beautiful summer day. Visit the High Line for one of their special summer events which include, tai chimeditationstargazingOut of Line, and Up Late
Click HERE for more information


The High Line: 23rd St. to 34th St. in Chelsea, NY



 3. JOIN THE WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE

The World Naked Bike Ride hosts a bare-all ride in NYC every year to bring awareness to the harmful pollution of motor vehicles. Join folks from around the world as they strip down into their "birthday suit" and bike around NYC to protest the world's dependence on oil and nonrenewable energy resources on Saturday, June 19th.
Click HERE for more information



4. EAT YOUR HEART OUT AT THE CHELSEA MARKET

A hot spot for foodies, this enclosed urban food market stretching a block long and a block wide is considered one of the greatest indoor food halls in the world. Be sure to check out the Lobster Place's famous Lobster Roll. Other popular vendors include Jacques TorresPeople's PopsDoughnuttery and Ronnybrook Dairy.
Click HERE for more information

75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16 Streets), New York, NY 10011  
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 7am to 9pm, Sunday: 8am to 8pm




5. EXPERIENCE THE CHELSEA MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Chelsea Music Festival returns June 10-18th celebrating "Gravity:350," in honor of Newton’s enlightening encounter with a falling apple 350 years ago. The festival features a variety of genres and musicians ranging from classsical to Jazz at many of Chelsea's best venues. It includes late night, day time, and open air events, as well as specific shows for children and families. The festival seeks to create an interplay between a variety of art forms, specifically visual, performing and culinary arts, so be sure to grab a delicious meal as you enjoy the music!
For Tickets and information click HERE




6. LAUGH OUT LOUD AT THE UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE THEATER

SNL Star, Actress, and Comedian, Amy Poehler Performing in ASSSSCAT 30000 at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Chelsea.

See a comedy show at the famous, Upright Citiens Brigade Theater. Coming up is one of NYC's most famous improv performance, ASSSSCAT 3000, on Sunday, June 19. This show is known to draw big names such as Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz. The 7:30 performance will cost you just $10, but if you dont mind waiting on line, the 9:30 show is absolutely free (ticket distribution at 8:15 PM). Be sure to get on line early though because this popular performance tends to draw a large crowd.
Click HERE for more information


Upright Citizens Brigade Theater: 307 W. 26th St. New York, NY 10001




7. WATCH A MOVIE UNDER THE STARS WITH HUDSON RIVERFLICKS AT PIER 63

Watch the most popular hollywood hits on the lawn at Pier 63 with Hudson Riverflick's Big Hit Wednesdays. The season kicks off on July 8th, with MAD MAX: Fury Road, and will be showing movies every wednesday until August 19th. The best part is, it is absolutely free, including free popcorn! Movies generally begin at around 8:30 PM, be sure to bring a blanket, as chairs are not allowed on the lawn.
Click HERE for more information

Pier 63: W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011


Post by Dana Citrin

Feuerman and Her Swimmers are the Ultimate Globetrotters - Hong Kong! South Korea! Germany! Italy! Florida! New York! Louisiana! California!

Monumental Quan, 2015, on display at Harbour City, Hong Kong

Monumental Quan, 2015, on display at Harbour City, Hong Kong

Feuerman’s very busy calendar for 2016 and 2017 follows on the coattails of very successful 2015 season, where Feuerman’s painted bronzes filled the landmark National Hotel in South Beach during Art Basel Week. Described in The Observer’s Winners and, um, Not Winners, of Art Basel Miami Beach 2015”, Feuerman’s Solo Exhibition, featuring the iconic Survival of Serena and The Golden Mean, was touted as being on the Bucket List of shows not to miss during the week. Rubbing elbows with celebrities, reporters, collectors, and gallerists, Feuerman’s work could also be seen at the art behemoth that is Art Miami, providing a hyperreal focal point amongst much of the conceptual work featured. If you happen to be in Palm Beach Florida, a must stop would be Gallery Biba on Worth Avenue.

After Feuerman’s showings at the star studded Art Basel and Art Miami Fairs, and after the crowds and tourists that had flocked to Miami left the “Magic City”, Feuerman’s work made the move to her next solo show at Markowicz Fine Art, in the Miami Design District.  The opening was fun filled with a Meet and Greet with Feuerman signing books and a special edition print as she celebrated at the opening. The show will be up through the end of the month. Debuting were her newest works, The Dancer and Dancing Hoop, along with her newest painted bronzes.

Never one to slow down, Feuerman has forged ahead, with multiple shows for 2016 and 2017.  Her sculpture Christina will soon make an appearance at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, February 11th with Timothy Yarger Fine Art.  She also has 2 Solo Shows in 2016, one at the Deland Museum of Art in Florida, on April 15th and the other in New York City at C24 Gallery, May 6th.  Feuerman will return to Europe, exhibiting in “Die Welt als Bühne | The World is a Stage”, at Haus Beda in Bitburg, Germany on April, 24th.  She will also solidify her position as a permanent fixture at the next Venice Biennale with a solo show in the park on the Grand Canal, called “Dancing on the Water”, courtesy of the Global Arts Foundation and La Biennale Di Venezia, sponsored by Aria Gallery, C24, and Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Garden.  Click here.

For anyone visiting NOLA, stop by and say hi to Feuerman’s Kendall Island and Yaima and the Ball brought to you by Sculpture for New Orleans. Perched on pedestals above Poydras Corridor, these two beauties will reside in the Big Easy through the Summer of 2017.

Antonio Budetta of Aria Gallery, in Italy curated,  “Sport del Bellessere, Personale di Carole Feuerman”, at The Civic Museum of Palazzo Elti of Gemona del Friuli, Italy up through February 21st, 2016.

Feuerman and her swimmers not only made a statement in the US and Italy in 2015, but also in Asia, with museum exhibitions in Hong Kong, Daejeon and Suwon City in South Korea. While she was in Asia, Feuerman was inducted into the International Sculpture Park Foundation. You can read about Carole’s involvement with the Sculpture Park Union here.

 

The International Sculpture Park Union welcomes new members from the USA

Carole Feuerman of the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation, along with Boston Sculptors Gallery members Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, and Michael Manjarris representing Sculpture for New Orleans, were invited by Gertrud Aeschlimann of Art-St-Urban to attend the Changchun World Sculpture Park Conference held in Changchun China from January 10th to January 12th 2016 and to participate in the first plenary meeting of the International Sculpture Park Union. All four were inducted as new members of the Union.

Carole Feuerman with members of the International Sculpture Park Union

Carole Feuerman with members of the International Sculpture Park Union

The International Sculpture Park Union's objectives are to:

* To promote and facilitate cooperation between the private and public organizations which share common objectives with the association so that they can effectively cooperate in the global, national and regional level to discuss common problems and search for solutions;

* To strengthen the friendly cooperation and mobility between sculpture parks around the world to promote their development;

* To promote the exchange of information;

* To encourage and promote the creation of different studies aimed at improving communication and cooperation between sculpture parks.

Click here to read more about Carole's new role with the International Sculpture Park Union. 


Carole Feuerman Exhibiting at CI Contemporary Istanbul with Aria Art Gallery and C24 Gallery November 12 – 15, 2015

        10 Trending Artists at Contemporary Istanbul - Artsy

https://www.artsy.net/.../editorial-10-trending-artists-at-contemporary-ista...

Nov 10, 2014 - Before Contemporary Istanbul opens to the public this Thursday, … 

it is not at all surprising to see Carole A. Feuerman's hyperrealist sculpture

 

Aria Art Gallery, based in Florence, Italy,  and C24 Gallery, based in New York City, will be participating in the 10th edition of Contemporary Istanbul, Booth A2-406, at the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center, https://www.artsy.net/show/aria-art-gallery-aria-art-gallery-at-contemporary-istanbul-2015

                                 Detail: Butterfly Capri, 2013, Oil on Resin, 30 x 20 x 11 inches. 

                                 Detail: Butterfly Capri, 2013, Oil on Resin, 30 x 20 x 11 inches. 

This is the third year that Aria Art Gallery will be showing Feuerman's work at the fair. Many of you remember Feuerman’s last showing by Aria Art Gallery https://vimeo.com/80273115

Carole's Butterfly Capri, and Balance, table top size, are three pieces they are featuring this year. which has appeared in Timeout Istanbul and has made the cover of Tempo magazine, will be present at the fair! Carole's work will be shown alongside artists Fabrizio Corneli and Michelangelo Bastiani.  The relaxed and contemplative nature of each figure reflects the artist's desire to create harmony, health, and grace, believing that these are all attributes we strive to find in our daily lives. To learn more about Aria Art Gallery please visit http://www.ariaartgallery.com/mostre.php?eid=12, and be sure to stop by their booth at Contemporary Istanbul November 12-15th!

 C24 Gallery, Booth LK402,  http://www.c24gallery.com/artists/carole-feuerman/ will also have a solo exhibition for Feuerman in this year’s Miami Art Fair December 3rd and will also be showing her newest bronze works in May 2016 at their new 5,000 square foot, bi-level gallery in Chelsea. http://contemporaryistanbul.com, http://www.c24gallery.com. Artworks at Contemporary Istanbul include Christina, and Sunburn.

Carole putting the final touches on Christina. Christina, 2013 - 2015, Oil on Bronze, 72 x 19 x 14 inches. 

Carole putting the final touches on Christina. Christina, 2013 - 2015, Oil on Bronze, 72 x 19 x 14 inches. 

Sunburn, 1981 - 2015, Oil on Resin, 36 x 16 x 13 inches. 

Sunburn, 1981 - 2015, Oil on Resin, 36 x 16 x 13 inches. 

The art fair, now in its tenth year, is the country’s oldest art fair. Known for its geographic location, Istanbul connects Asia and Europe, thereby becoming a major hub that links east and west. Through its advantageous locale and amalgamation of cultures and beliefs Istanbul has become a creative capital for contemporary artists. The fair strives to increase the dialogue between regional and international artists by collaborating with local foundations, museums, and historical sites bringing their missions to an international scene. A visit to Contemporary Istanbul is a must, and be sure to stop by the booths of Aria and C24

Please enjoy Feuerman at Contemporary Istanbul - 2014,by Uploaded to YouTube by EkavartTV  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8_NkUrTxm4.

A little about last year: Contemporary Istanbul finishes with 67,000 visitors - ARTS

www.hurriyetdailynews.com › ... › ARTS, Hürriyet Daily News

Nov 12, 2013 - Contemporary Istanbul has ended with 748 artists, 3000 works and 22 countries. ... Monday, November 9 2015, Your time is 16:00:00 ... euros and Carole A. Feuerman's “Brooke with Beach Ball” sold for $275,000.

We will keep you posted on Feuerman 2015. So far, 5 sculptures have been sold for record breaking prices!

 

Feuerman Exhibiting Two Monumental Painted Bronzes at Palazzo Mora Nearing the End: The closing of the Venice Biennale

The Palazzo is located directly on the Strada Nuova, in Venice, Cannaregio.

The exhibition can be visited, by free entry, from May 9 until 22 November 2015,

daily 10.00 - 18.00h , Tuesdays closed.

For more information please visit www.palazzomora.org

Every two years, the city of Venice, an island solely linked by canals and bridges, referred to as “The Floating City” becomes inundated with art during the Venice Biennale, a worldly happening that absolutely everyone wants to be seen at, and that every artist wants to be shown at. This year Feuerman is showing two monumental painted bronzes made especially for the event and brought to you by Global Art Affairs.

Be sure to see Carole Feuerman’s Leda and the Swan and DurgaMa before time runs out on November 22nd, also recommended by http://www.slowtraveldiary.com/slow-living/travel-photo-carole-feuerman-venice-biennale/ and http://www.demotix.com/search/media/feuerman

Detail: Leda and the Swan, 2014, Oil on Resin, 42 x 80 x 90 inches.

Detail: Leda and the Swan, 2014, Oil on Resin, 42 x 80 x 90 inches.

Leda and the Swan, 2014, Oil on Resin, 42 x 80 x 90 inches.

Leda and the Swan, 2014, Oil on Resin, 42 x 80 x 90 inches.

During the Renaissance, Venice was the center for commerce and art, and propelled the field of art. Carole’s interest in Classicism and creating idealized forms embodies the artistic ideals of the Renaissance. Representing classical and idealized figures combined with a hyper-realistic style creates a genre that any Renaissance artist would find innovative. Furthermore, the inspiration behind many of Carole’s pieces harken back to Greek mythology. For example, Carole’s Leda and the Swan is based on the myth of Zeus and Leda, where Zeus disguises himself as a swan in order to seduce the beautiful Leda, from which Leda bore Helen of Troy. The Leda and the Swan depiction emerged more prominently as a classicizing theme during the Italian Renaissance, even Leonardo Da Vinci depicted the tale. In Carole’s rendering, a reclining Leda donning a vintage women’s swimsuit and cap relaxes her body against the top of an inflatable swan, forming an elegant curve that begins at the swan’s neck and travels to its tail.

                                                      DurgaMa, 2015, Oil on Bronze, 101 x 90 x 91 inches. 

                                                      DurgaMa, 2015, Oil on Bronze, 101 x 90 x 91 inches. 

Conversely, Carole’s DurgaMa derives not from western art but rather explores the tranquility found in eastern traditions. DurgaMa is an ascending beauty that represents the cycles of existence. The lotus reflects a sense of spiritual awakening and rebirth. Similarly, the meditative female Indian that serenely rests atop the flower hang strives to reach contentment and enlightenment. From the stem of the lotus to the top the crown DurgaMa chronicles the soul’s journey from worldly influences and materialization to transcendence and enlightenment. It is a remarkable piece that one should not miss seeing. Over 200,000 people have visited Leda and the Swan and DurgaMa through the summer of 2015. Carole has been exhibiting at the Venice Biennale since 2007 and looks forward to being part of the Venice Biennale in 2017!  Be sure to make a visit to Palazzo Mora to see these captivating sculptures in an ideal setting before the Biennale ends on November 22, 2015.