A Toast to Goddesses and Swimmers at Miami Art Week

Come winter people from around the world find themselves escaping the chilly weather in favor of a warm tropical beach. For art lovers there is no better place to be than Miami the first week of December. From starlets and professional athletes to renowned artists, and high-class businessmen there is no telling whom you might bump into over a glass of champagne. The city transforms into an art mecca, becoming a pilgrimage for every contemporary art collector. With over 20 art fairs and 120 events, visitors are presented with the best contemporary art in the world in a Gatsby-esque environment.

Sculptor Carole A. Feuerman will be heading down south and presenting her work at several events during the week. At Art Miami www.artmiamifair.com, C24 Gallery www.c24gallery.com will be exhibiting a collection of stainless steel and bronze sculptures, many of them making their first appearance. The collection highlights Carole’s work in bronze and stainless steel as opposed to the traditional resin that many people have come to know her for. Her famous hyper realist sculptures including Next Summer, Miniature Tree, and New York City Slicker will be featured at the fair. Stainless steel Miniature Tree is a quintessential example of Carole’s ability to transform and reinvent steel and bronze. Miniature Tree has a fluidity to her that makes her appear to be liquid. Moreover, her polished exterior reflects the viewer, thereby forming a new perspective for each observer. This interactive media provides a new way of viewing Feuerman’s art. The shiny and enticing booth is not to be missed. If there’s one thing I’ve noticed at art fairs, it’s that if a selfie is feasible in a work, it can’t be missed.

Miniature Tree, 2015, Stainless Steel, 43 x 12 x 9 inches.

Carole’s Painting with Fire series, a body of work she has been developing for over two decades. The process involves melting 6 different types of metals at 2,000 degrees. Once heated she takes the molten hot metal and drips, pours, splatters, and splashes the liquid into a hand made cast; she is literally painting with fire. Venus in Lace, and Dimetre are results of this technique. Each work contains rich textures, organic shapes, and has a remarkable iridescent color. They can be seen first hand at Art Miami! Don’t worry they’re not hot anymore! To learn more about Carole’s technique please visit: https://player.vimeo.com/video/25732964?wmode=opaque&api=1. While the style and subject matter is very different between Carole’s dripped series and hyper realistic swimmers they are united in their concept, and work in tandem to represent Carole’s life work. What do readers think of Carole’s different styles?

Venus in Lace, 2003, Bronze, 31 x 14 x 10 inches.

Venus in Lace, 2003, Bronze, 31 x 14 x 10 inches.

Dimetre, 1999, Bronze, 26 x 18 x 8 inches.

Dimetre, 1999, Bronze, 26 x 18 x 8 inches.

Whilst in Miami, head over to the National Hotel, which is a stones skip away right from the convention center http://nationalhotel.com. The hotel is celebrating their 75th Anniversary by filling the hotel with Carole’s hyper realistic sculptures. Carole’s famous Golden Mean, a towering 16-foot male swimmer poised to dive, will be presented right out front of the hotel. Make sure to peruse the lobby, courtyard, and pool area; you can even wear your swimsuit!

The Golden Mean, 2012, Bronze, 150 x 54 x 38 inches.

The Golden Mean, 2012, Bronze, 150 x 54 x 38 inches.

The Message, 2013, Lacquer on Bronze, 46 x 27 x 32 inches.

The Message, 2013, Lacquer on Bronze, 46 x 27 x 32 inches.

After Miami Art Week visitors can find many of Carole’s sculptures at Bernard Markowicz Fine Art. The chic gallery has a brand new space located in the heart of the Miami Design District (110 NE 40th Street Miami, FL 33137) http://www.markowiczfineart.com/index.cfm.

Art enthusiasts will not want to miss the opportunity to hobnob with celebrities at an endless stream of parties and events, surrounded by unparalleled contemporary art during Miami Art Week, December 1 -7th, 2015. Catch Carole’s sculptures at Art Miami, The National Hotel, and Bernard Markowicz Fine Art.