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/.

Swimmer Sculpture Spotted in Chelsea

As a slew of gallery openings ensued in Chelsea last week I found myself caught in a cold and gloomy downpour. While walking briskly down 10th Avenue through the pouring rain I spotted Miniature Balance illuminated in the window of Jim Kempner Fine Art. Unaffected by the torrential rain in her sleek black swimsuit and glistening Swarovski crystal cap, she effortlessly caught the eye of many passersby’s. Looking serene and tranquil Miniature Balance acted as a ray of sunshine and warmth on a dreary night. With closed eyes and relaxed features Miniature Balance became a comfort and reminder that a little water never hurt anyone, even when caught in the rain sans umbrella.

Miniature Balance (Swarovski Cap),   2014. Oil on Resin. 18 x 16 x 9 inches.

Miniature Balance (Swarovski Cap), 2014. Oil on Resin. 18 x 16 x 9 inches.

While viewing Miniature Balance, I couldn’t help but think how life-like she seemed to me. It is very easy to catch yourself believing Carole’s sculptures are people at first glance, which is a result of the level of craftsmanship within every artwork. Each sculpture is meticulously rendered with every vein, eyelash, and water drop expertly placed. In many instances I have found myself having to do a double take when passing one of Carole’s swimmer’s. Additionally, they are always very inviting, enticing you to come closer and examine the artistry and detail within every piece. Miniature Balance piqued my interest, making me want to know the inspiration, thought process, and technique behind the piece. I am wondering what questions or thoughts readers have when viewing Miniature Balance

With fall rapidly approaching Carole Feuerman’s swimmer’s become welcomed reminders of hot weather and summer fun. If you desire a few last remnants of summer, be sure to visit Carole’s show in the Hamptons at Nicole Ripka Gallery (760 Montauk Hwy Water Mill, New York 11976) through October 19th, 2015. 

'Mona Lisa' to be Exhibited at CONTEXT Art Miami in December

Visit CONTEXT Art Miami this December and see Carole A. Feuerman's lifesize hyperrealistic sculpture, Mona Lisa.  Courtesy of Opiom Gallery, Feuerman's work will be on-view in BOOTH E68The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion is located in Midtown Miami at 2901 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, Florida 33137.  Tickets can be purchased at www.contextartmiami.com.

Context Miami - Mona Lisa

'Yaima And The Ball' to Debut in Miami

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Carole Feuerman's brand new, never before seen piece Yaima and the Ball will be making its debut in Wynwood this December at Miami Project.  Bursting with athletic dynamism, this new addition reflects a bright, energized attitude from Carole.  

Yaima and the Ball  , 2014, Oil on Resin

Yaima and the Ball, 2014, Oil on Resin

The figure interacts with the plinth in a symbiotic fashion, both bearing a diagonal silhouette. Such congruence makes this work as much about the medium as its literal narrative theme. 

Miami Project will run from December 2 to 7 in Midtown at the Miami Project Pavilion.  The main entrance is located between NE 34th & NE 36th Streets between NE 1st Avenue (Midtown Blvd.) and Buena Vista Blvd.

This exciting new piece will be on view at Jim Kempner Fine Art, Booth 113 for the duration of the fair. Don't miss it!

 

OPENING TOMORROW - Feuerman Solo Show at Octavia Houston

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Finally, the opening of Carole Feuerman's solo show at Octavia Gallery in Houston, Texas is upon us.  This Thursday October 30th from 5-8pm, Octavia will open its doors to exhibit Carole's latest resin and bronze sculptures along with two brand-new prints.   

Miniature Serena   , 2014    Painted resin-   10 x 17 x 8 inches

Miniature Serena, 2014

Painted resin- 10 x 17 x 8 inches

Earlier in the day before the evening opening, Carole will be hosting an artist's talk and Swimmers book signing at the gallery.  Limited copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing at the venue.  Carole's talk begins at 10am, followed by a brief Q&A session and book signing period until 12 noon.

Mark your calendars for this Thursday's events- not to be missed if you are in the Houston area!

Octavia Gallery: Exhibition & Book Signing

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Carole Feuerman's newest prints St. Barts and St. Lucia will be exhibited at Octavia Art Gallery in New Orleans beginning September 13.  In conjunction with the opening, Carole is set for two book signing events, in promotion of her recent Artist Book Foundation release by John T. Spike and John Yau, titled 'Swimmers.'

'St. Barts' ,  2014- Archival Pigment Print, 26 x 52 inches

'St. Barts', 2014- Archival Pigment Print, 26 x 52 inches

Both the print showing and book signings will be held at Octavia Art Gallery, located at 454 Julia Street, New Orleans LA 70130.  The exhibition runs until October 11, 2014, so be sure to stop through if you're in the area.  Carole will be signing copies of 'Swimmers' on October 1, 4:30-6pm and October 4 from 11am-2pm.

'Swimmers' by John T. Spike and John Yau- available now on Amazon.com

'Swimmers' by John T. Spike and John Yau- available now on Amazon.com


Come support Carole and take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions about her career and works in person!