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Keeping up with Carole by Carole Feuerman

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Last weekend I had the privilege to spend a busy afternoon with Carole, starting at her busy NYC studio and finishing in New Jersey at the immense Mana Contemporary Art Center.  On this particular Friday, Carole was wrapping up some business in NY when I came to call. I jumped at her invitation to join John Richey and herself on a trip to Mana, where a sculpture was to be transported to her second studio on site, and new prints of Carole's were being developed.

 First order of business- moving 'Monumental City Slicker' from storage to studio. Proper recognition must go out to John on this job... that sculpture is   heavy  .

 First order of business- moving 'Monumental City Slicker' from storage to studio. Proper recognition must go out to John on this job... that sculpture is heavy.

Since we were pressed for time at Mana, Carole and I split off from John at the studio so he could handle the sculpture project. We went down to the second floor to view proofs at Gary Lichtenstein Editions.

Gary and his crew were hard at work when we arrived

Gary and his crew were hard at work when we arrived

These floral swim cap proofs were the prints being considered

These floral swim cap proofs were the prints being considered

After a brief and productive meeting at GLE, we headed back to check on John's progress. To Carole's great relief, he and a Mana employee had managed to get 'City Slicker' in a perfect position for the impending client viewing. 

We left Mana needing Advil and dinner. I thought to myself how hard Carole, John, and the entire Feuerman staff work incredibly hard day in and day out.  Saying our goodbyes on the PATH back to the City, I wished Carole well.  Another reunion has passed, and I'm already looking forward to the next one! 

Beacon of Bliss by Carole Feuerman

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Between her cheerful yellow raincoat and content countenance, 'New York City Slicker' could be called a beacon of bliss.  This painted bronze serves a public purpose in both its presence and message, beautifying its installation site while inspiring goodwill and happiness amongst viewers.  

New York City Slicker, 2013    Painted Bronze, 63 x 35 x 28 inches,  Mana Contemporary Art Center

New York City Slicker, 2013

Painted Bronze, 63 x 35 x 28 inches, Mana Contemporary Art Center

The sheer mass of the piece commands attention, standing five feet and three inches from the equally tall concrete podium. Although it towers above any passersby, the figure does not intimidate or impose but rather invites further inspection through its pleasant palette and beautiful details.  'New York City Slicker' was first debuted at Mana Contemporary Art Center in 2013, where it quickly became a crowd favorite. Wherever the piece goes next, happiness is sure to follow.