Breakthrough

by Kelsey Zalimeni

In today's manic, rushing society, humans have grown desensitized to stimuli, caring only to speed through their busy day and make it home at the end. Carole Feuerman's 'Nude Coming Through 14th Street'  asks how long it will take for New Yorkers to notice a nude woman coming through the wall of 14th Street's subway station at rush hour. This piece is an attempt to slow people down- to not only see, but to really look

Nude Coming Through 14th Street, 2010 Oil on Resin, Photograph on Vinyl, 84 x 96 x 6 inches, Collection of the artist

Nude Coming Through 14th Street, 2010

Oil on Resin, Photograph on Vinyl, 84 x 96 x 6 inches, Collection of the artist

Defying the laws of physics and social convention, this figure makes new the concept of individuality in total.  The woman is neither concerned with her nudity nor the gawking of passersby, literally planting herself in a private space as her front leads into the public.  An allusion to the fabled 'glass ceiling' can also be interpreted, as Carole uses the piece to illustrate her progressive mentality as a contemporary female artist. 

 

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