Things I'm Thankful for And What I'm Looking Forward to In 2017

I have much to be thankful for and to look forward to in 2017. I'd like to share them with you.

I'm Thankful for - the gift of health and having all my senses. When I wake up every day and I can breathe, get out of bed, can see,  can walk,  can exercise, can talk, can listen, and can make myself vital, I’m having a great day.

I'm Thankful for- My family. I am so grateful that I have a large family and I get to spend a lot of time with them. When I watch my children and my grandchildren, I'm filled with joy. I am grateful for a loving husband to share my life with and his children and grandchildren. It amazes me to see how many special and loving relatives are in my life.

My Family in New Orleans in 2015

I'm Thankful for- My friends.  I love all my friends but there is a special bond I share with my artists. We see things in a different way and see things that others do not. Many of my artist’s friends were the 'different' ones, not always encouraged by their families so when we get together and share so many things in common it is a great feeling. We understand why we spend all our conscious time creating art, and some of us even spend our unconscious time creating art.

Friends at my opening celebrating at the National Hotel in 2016

I'm Thankful for- my talent. It's a gift when a person knows what they want to do and they can do it and even make a living at it.  When I come home from my art studio full of paint on my clothes in sometimes A smudge here in there on my face and hands my husband says to me I never saw anybody work so long and so many hours. I always say to him that the time I spend in my studio goes so fast. People go to psychiatrists, to ashrams, they smoke pot, they take drugs, they drink, just to feel the way I feel on any given day when I'm working in my art studio.

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I'm Thankful For The gift of sensitivity. As a young girl, I was criticized by my family for being too sensitive. Looking back at my life I am grateful for my sensitivity. This gift has enabled me to create art that touches people near and far. I am grateful for the ability to look at the world in my own unique way. As I have developed as an artist, so has my eye and sensitivity to subtle beauty.  I not only notice the obvious beauty like are amazing oceans, but I notice the simple things like water droplets as they come to rest on a person making beautiful patterns.

I'm Thankful for- My assistants and employees. I'm so grateful to have the best studio assistants that I've ever had in my entire career as an artist. I call us the A-Team. Has it been said " no man is an island" Having a great team to work with enables me to be a better artist. It's a joy to work in an environment where not only do I like everyone, but everyone likes everyone else in my studio. The talent in my studio is amazing and because of each person’s special gift and the way we work together, my art is the best I’ve ever made.

Feuerman Studio A-Team Annual Birthday Party, 2016

Feuerman Studio in 2017 Wishing All of You a Happy Holiday

I'm Thankful for-  my Art Studios and Art Supplies!  I love them and I need them to create. I'm sure, I have more art supplies than I need and yet every time I see things that I want to buy to make my work look even better I get excited. I have two art studios. One is in midtown Manhattan in the area called Nomad and the other is in Jersey City. I love my studios.  It is very important to have a special place to create.

New York Studio with Crates – Getting Ready to Pack

I'm Thankful for - Galleries, Museums, University Galleries, Art Parks, Cities, Foundations and Public Spaces. I'm grateful to have these things in my life. I visit them and appreciate all they offer. I love the exhibits I see, the interesting people I meet there, and the fact that I have a place to show my art where with broad visibility.

Eight Hundred Woman Artist Get Together At The Brooklyn Museum Stand Together

I'm Thankful For Collectors, Fans and Sponsors.  I approach my art by sculpting the subjects that I love but when a work of mine connects with someone and they are moved to have it in their home or museum, there is no greater feeling of satisfaction. I am grateful for the people who enjoy my work.

I'm Thankful for - Travel. It may seem odd but I love to fly. I can be in one place in the morning and the next day, halfway across the world. This brightens my life. I get to meet all kinds of people. It gives me food for thought and tools to create. I love to try new foods, look at buildings, understand history by walking through it.  looking it. I love being exposed to other cultures. I love the fact that in a few hours I can visit my children across the country. We are lucky to live in the jet age. When one thinks of travel, they also must think of the Internet. The Internet allows us to travel from one culture to another even faster than a plane. It enables me to have fans in every country, even countries I never heard of. It enables me to see the work of artists that I would never be able to travel to in one lifetime.

Getting Comfortable with A Glass of Champagne Before Takeoff

In one day, it will be 2007. Time goes so fast, and I want to make each precious moment count.

I'm Looking Forward to February 2017, thanks to the invitation of the Chashama Foundation, http://www.chashama.org/about/mission-history, and Anita Durst. I'm invited to have a solo lobby exhibition for the re-opening of the gorgeous glass building at 55 Broadway in New York City. I'll be exhibiting 28 sculptures from all phases of my career and showcasing my newest work state of never been seen before. I'm also making several artworks that will sell for under $500 so the public will be able to afford to collect a genuine Feuerman. The time and date will be announced.

I'm Looking Forward to my bucket list wish coming true** On the 11th and the 12th of May, 2017, I’m having two opening parties for my solo show in the outdoor park on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.  You can walk from San Marco or take the vaporetto to the Giardini stop to see the show. I have to thank Global Art Affairs Foundation and the city of Venice who have made this show possible. It will be in conjunction with La Biennale di Venezia – 57th International Art Exhibition.

Park in the Star Where my Solo Show Will be Held in Venice, Italy

I'm Looking Forward to the re-opening of the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan. I will be having the inaugural solo exhibition for the newly completed galleries in June, 2017. The Executive Director Gene Jenneman to thank for organizing the show. 

Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan

I'm Looking Forward to the fall of 2017 because I’m planning to have a solo show in an Art Museum in Argentina. This is the very first time I've ever exhibited in South America and I hear Argentina is a special place. More details to come when the exhibition is finalized.

Museo coleccion de arte amalia lacroze de fortabat

I'm Looking Forward to – More than anything else, I pray for our country and the world. My we have peace.

New Media Artform - Thousands leave Post-It Notes as Election Therapy on the NYC Subway Walls Encouraging Shared Thoughts

Before we turn around, it will be December again, but this time it'll be 2017, and I will be showing once again in Miami Art Basel. Since sculptures take so long to make, with each little detail being made from resin or bronze and fabricated to look real, pieces sometimes take up to five years to make. I've already started working on pieces for the future.

As I contemplate what I must look forward to, I am hopeful for my future to be filled with the happiness and my creativity to flourish. I hope to make my best work in 2017.

 

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

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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

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   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.

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      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.

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                                                              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.

Frankfurt Welcomes Feuerman With Solo Exhibition At Galerie Hübner & Hübner

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/.

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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.