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

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.

 

Frankfurt Welcomes Feuerman With Solo Exhibition At Galerie Hübner & Hübner by Carole Feuerman

Germany welcomes Carole Feuerman this fall with a solo exhibition at Galerie Hübner & Hübner. Carole’s exhibition will open October 9, 2015 and run through November 11, 2015. Galerie Hübner & Hübner exhibits international and national artists, and resides in the Frankfurt, Rhein Main region. Grueneburgweg 71 D -60323 Frankfurt / Main http://www.galerie-huebner.de/en/exhibitions/current.

Carole Feuerman has been a pioneer in the hyper-realist art movement since its inception in the 1960s and has been perfecting the movement ever since. Feuerman’s solo exhibition provides viewers the opportunity to see Carole’s progression into one of the most influential figures in the hyperrealist movement. The exhibition chronicles Carole’s career, presenting sculptures from her first ever solo exhibition to the present day. For example, Red Tie (1965) a sculpture from Carole’s solo exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas called Rated X, juxtaposes the sweet General’s Twin (2009), featuring a young girl swimmer blossoming into adolescence. 

General's Twin  , 2009. Oil on Resin. 24 x 15 x 8 inches.

General's Twin, 2009. Oil on Resin. 24 x 15 x 8 inches.

Beach With Googles  , 2011. Oil on Resin. 18 x 12 x 7 inches.

Beach With Googles, 2011. Oil on Resin. 18 x 12 x 7 inches.

Beach With Goggles (2011) is another youthful swimmer featured in the show. This rosy cheeked girl in a poka-dot suit looks to be relaxing after a long swim. Swimmers have been a main theme throughout Feuerman’s career, therefore, they are prominently represented within the exhibition. Due to the craftsmanship and hyper-realist quality of every sculpture one innately strives to apply a narrative or personality to each piece. For example, one can easily imagine Kendall Island (2014) in her lustrous black cap and sleek crisscross suit resting right after diving practice. 

                 Kendall Island  , 2014. Oil on Resin. 70 x 21 x 38 inches.

                 Kendall Island, 2014. Oil on Resin. 70 x 21 x 38 inches.

Even tabletop pieces are quite easy to envision as living figures. A peaceful Miniature Serena (2013) floats along with her inner-tube, as she rests on a tabletop. Meanwhile, Miniature Quan (2013)  precariously balances on a sphere creating a dichotomy between the relaxed swimmer and the pressure being applied to the sphere. Furthermore, it is a representation of the Buddhist goddess Quan and her burden of protecting the world. Their is a feeling of power, presence, and strength reflected in the emotion and youthful quality in each piece, a sense that frequently flickers and fades with age. Malibu (2012) a young swimmer featured in the exhibit can easily be seen effortlessly ‘breaking through’ the water. Where do readers imagine Carole’s sculptures?

Miniature Serena  , 2013. Oil on Resin. 10 x 17 x 8 inches.

Miniature Serena, 2013. Oil on Resin. 10 x 17 x 8 inches.

Miniature Quan  , 2013. Oil on Resin. 26 x 16 x 7 inches. 

Miniature Quan, 2013. Oil on Resin. 26 x 16 x 7 inches. 

Malibu  , 2012. Oil on Resin. 26 x 16 x 7 inches. 

Malibu, 2012. Oil on Resin. 26 x 16 x 7 inches. 

To learn more about Carole Feuerman and watch videos of her working, please visit http://www.carolefeuerman.com and http://www.carolefeuerman.com/videos-carole-and-her-work/.

Carole A. Feuerman 2015 Global Exhibitions by Carole Feuerman

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Kendall Island  , 2014. Oil on Resin. 770 x 21 x 38 inches.

Kendall Island, 2014. Oil on Resin. 770 x 21 x 38 inches.

Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as one of the world’s most renowned, influential, and popular hyperrealist sculptors.  Her prolific career spans four decades in which she has pioneered new approaches to sculpture. 

In May, the Double Diver, Feuerman's monumental sculpture towering 36 feet in the air, was installed at NetApp’s headquarters and gifted to the city of Sunnyvale, California. 

Using the innovative technique of dripping molten bronze and utilizing the ability to make 4,800 pounds of bronze balance on six-inch bronze wrists, she pushed the boundaries of both art and physics; creating a sculpture that is truly the first of its kind. 


 

Feuerman is currently exhibiting in Personal Structures, Time Space Existence, Global Art Affairs Foundation, which is part of this year's 2015 Venice Biennale in Italy.

Her solo exhibition, Art in Harbour City, Hong Kong just closed and the sculptures are now going to be touring Asia. They will be shown next at the Daejeon Museum of Art in Daejeon, South Korea in a hyperrealism exhibition opening on Sept 4th. After that they will be exhibited at a museum in the capital city of Seoul.

 

Asia,   1999. Bronze. 83 x 31 x 15 inches.

Asia, 1999. Bronze. 83 x 31 x 15 inches.

Her work is currently on exhibit in a solo show at KM Fine Art in Chicago. 

On August 22nd she is having an outdoor sculpture show at Gerson Zevi Gallery in Water Mill, NY in the Hamptons featuring 13 outdoor bronzes. 

Christina  , 2014. Oil on Bronze. 72 x 19 x 14 inches.

Christina, 2014. Oil on Bronze. 72 x 19 x 14 inches.

October 9th is the opening of another solo show at Hubner & Hubner Gallery in Frankfurt, Germany.

Aria Gallery from Florence, will open their new space in London in mid October with a 2 person show featuring Feuerman.

In the spring of 2016 she will have a New York Solo show and a solo show at the in the DeLand Museum in Florida. 

 

Next Summer  , 2012. Oil on Bronze. 39 x 54 x 50 inches.

Next Summer, 2012. Oil on Bronze. 39 x 54 x 50 inches.

She continues to focus on making figurative sculptures for public and private collections. Feuerman maintains two studios in NY and NJ. On an ongoing basis, Feuerman's work can be seen in selected galleries and museums worldwide.

 

Carole A. Feuerman's Show "New Works" at KM Fine Art Chicago by Carole Feuerman

Christina  , 2014. Oil on Resin. 72 x 19 x 14 inches.

Christina, 2014. Oil on Resin. 72 x 19 x 14 inches.

Feuerman is thrilled to be exhibiting stateside at KM Fine Art in Chicago because she and her sculptures have been globetrotting.

Recently back, from her immensely successful solo exhibition in Hong Kong, Feuerman’s Harbour City pieces are now moving to the Daejeon Museum of Art in South Korea and then onto another museum show in Seoul. This exhibition will be followed by upcoming October shows in London and Frankfurt.

Feuerman is also creating an outdoor sculpture park with Mana Wynwood Miami for 2015 Art Basel.

Miniature Balance  , 2015. Oil on Resin. 18 x 16 x 9 inches.

Miniature Balance, 2015. Oil on Resin. 18 x 16 x 9 inches.

The latest word from curators at the 2015 Venice Biennale is that the illusionary effect of Feuerman’s two monumental sculptors there is so popular, that stopping people from touching the pieces “seems impossible.” Thus, the sculptures now literally have bodyguards.

Feuerman is excited to introduce her newest swimmer Christina to the Windy City. Hopefully, she won’t need a bodyguard. Next Summer and Miniature Serena will join her on display.

Miniature Serena  , 2015. Oil on Resin with Swarovski Crystal. 10 x 17 x 8 inches.

Miniature Serena, 2015. Oil on Resin with Swarovski Crystal. 10 x 17 x 8 inches.

Every Feuerman swimmer has a story: Christina is one of Feuerman’s most spontaneous creations.

The sculptor was drawn to the aesthetics of a bathing suit she saw on her birthday in Iceland and imagined what kind of woman would wear such a bold suit with grace and authority. The one piece suit, swimming cap, and high heels speak to empowered womanhood.

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There is no such thing as a trivial detail in a Feuerman sculpture: Christina’s left hand is semi clenched into a fist as she elegantly bathes in the sun.

The radiance of her sun warmed skin and her fist refer to what Feuerman calls, “the posture of power”. Christina is equally feminine and delicate, but powerful and liberated as well.

The one piece suit is a classic look juxtaposed against the contemporary silver high heels. This speaks to the generational evolution of the female form and how women choose to empower/express themselves through fashion.

Next Summer  , 2012. Oil on Resin. 39 x 54 x 50 inches.

Next Summer, 2012. Oil on Resin. 39 x 54 x 50 inches.

Christina’s coloring and clothing were especially designed for the KM Fine Art Show. A distinct mark of a ‘Feuerman’ is the sculptor’s unique practice of sculpting and painting all clothing and accessories.

Where others simply use actual clothing, Feuerman prefers hand crafted perfection to mere product. Hyper-reality after all, is in the details.

Miniature Quan  , 2014. Oil on Resin. 11 x 11 x 7 inches.

Miniature Quan, 2014. Oil on Resin. 11 x 11 x 7 inches.

“My Swimmers are peace loving, and sometimes pleasure loving. They are satisfied with life and moreover, they are survivors. My swimmers have their own personalities and tell their own stories.”

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Carole A. Feuerman | New Works

July 31 – September 15, 2015

Opening Reception with Artist in Attendance: July 31, 5-8pm

KM FINE ARTS | CHICAGO

Chicago, IL (May 19, 2015) - KM Fine Arts is pleased to announce Carole A. Feuerman | New Works, a solo exhibition of new sculptures by the artist, on view from July 31, – September 15, 2015 at the gallery’s Chicago location at 43 East Oak Street, Chicago, IL 60611. The exhibition will feature a selection of both life-size and small-scale works by the artist. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 31, from 6-9pm with the artist in attendance.

Carole Feuerman (b.1945) has received critical acclaim for her hyperrealist sculptures of swimmers and bathers for over forty years. A number of her most iconic images, including Balance, Serena and Miniature Quan will be featured in the exhibition alongside life-size works, Christina and Next Summer. Executed in painted resin with tactile flesh and meticulous detail, Feuerman’s sculptures have a presence that is both contemporary and classical. While it is not uncommon for hyperrealist work to seem cold and unapproachable, Feuerman’s bathers, balanced and calm, are unexpectedly intimate and inviting.

Genuine mink fur is used for the replication of eyelashes and hair, and the details of the tanned skin, fingernails, and bathing suit ripples are painstakingly painted on. These details combined with the perfectly formed water droplets made of clear resin create astonishingly life-like sculptures. A number of swimmers are even dressed with swim caps that are bejeweled with red and crystalline Swarovski Crystals. The artist states that she, “sculpt[s] the human figure so lifelike, the pieces seem to breathe...This can take up to 100 different coats of paint, and glazing and sanding in between coats, to get the finish and luminosity needed. From start to finish, the process of creating a sculpture can take from 6 months to several years.”

In addition to her resin and oil sculptures, Feuerman is also works actively with bronze. Two of her bronze works, Miniature Tree and Miniature Diver will be featured in the exhibition. The body of the diver is arched into a sensuous C-shape and speaks to her understanding of the golden mean: an ancient mathematical equation epitomizing balance and proportion. The bather featured in Miniature Tree is posed with an S-curve, or contrapposto, typical of classic Greek and later Renaissance sculpture.

Feuerman lives and works in New York. She has had six museum retrospectives and her work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 2008 Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, The State Hermitage, and The Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, to name a few. Among her many honors are 1st-Prize-Best in Show at the Beijing Biennale, the Amelia Peabody Sculpture Award, the Betty Parsons Sculpture Award, and the Medici Award. Her work is in the selected collections of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Gorbachev, the Forbes Magazine Collection, the Caldic Collection, and Credit Suisse Collection. Selected public collections include Grounds for Sculpture, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Bass Museum and Art-st-Urban.

About Carole A. Feuerman

Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as one of the world’s most renowned hyperrealist sculptors. Her prolific career spans four decades in which she has pioneered new approaches to sculpture. Working in both monumental and life size, she is the only figurative artist to hyperrealistically paint bronze for use in outdoor public art, and the only sculptor to install these sculptures in the water.

While attending the School of Visual Arts in New York, she painted 13 album covers used by Time Warner Records including, but not limited to, The Rolling Stones World Tour Book, Alice Cooper, and Aretha Franklin. She has been honored with six major museum retrospectives to date.  Her work has been showcased in numerous exhibitions including the Venice Biennale, the State Hermitage, the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, the Kunstmuseum Ahlen, the Archeological Museum di Fiesole, and the Circulo de Bellas Artes.  She won first prize at the Austrian Biennale, the Florence Biennale, the 2008 Olympic Fine Art Exhibition, best in show at the Beijing Biennale, and won the Save The Arts Foundation Award as Museum Choice.

In 2000, she was elected to be a member of the International Woman’s Forum, where preeminent leaders of diverse professional achievement from finance to fine arts come together to make a difference and to take an active, leadership role in matters of importance. In 2013 her sculpture, The General’s Daughter was featured in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

There are four full-color monographs written about her work: Carole Feuerman Sculpture, both editions published by Hudson Hills Press, La Scultura in Contra la Realta, which is available in multiple languages, and Swimmers, published by The Artist Book Foundation. 

About KM Fine Arts  
With prominent locations in Chicago on Oak Street and West Hollywood in Los Angeles, KM Fine Arts, directed by curator Ana Hollinger, has been critically acclaimed for its museum-quality exhibitions since 2006. The gallery specializes in American and European artists of early modernism, postwar, and contemporary art—including the movements of Abstract Expressionism and Color Field painting. The gallery program includes works by Georg Baselitz, Norman Bluhm, Fernando Botero, James Brooks, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Michael Goldberg, Hans Hofmann, Robert Indiana, Wolf Kahn, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol, along with contemporary artists Eric Fischl, Ramsey Dau, Carole Feuerman, Kim Gottlieb-Walker, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Gary Lang, Victor Matthews, Ruth Pastine, Cole Sternberg, Judith Supine, and Bernie Taupin—among others.