Behind the Scenes: Carole Feuerman perfecting Balance, soon to be exhibited at the National Hotel in Miami

Video documentary of Carole Feuerman at work on her resin sculpture "Balance". Credit: Alvaro Corzo V. http://corzo360.com

Balance, 2012, Oil on Bronze, 32 x 26 x 17 inches. 

Watch artist Carole Feuerman at work, creating Balance. From precisely placing strokes of paint to strategically applying water drops, follow along and discover the process behind making these beautiful sculptures. With over 100 layers of paint, rigorous glazing and sanding it can take years to create these pieces. The minute details in the tiny water drops and wisps of hair, the precise application of eyebrows and eyelashes all must be perfect in order to create such a realistic sculpture, and Carole Feuerman achieves just that. Complete with tan lines and water drops it is easy to imagine this swimmer resting in the lotus position whilst mediating after a long and demanding swim. 

Balance will be featured at the National Hotel in Miami, which is celebrating its 75th Anniversary during Miami Art Week. Miami Art Week takes place the first week of December and showcases over 20 art fairs accompanied by more than 100 events. http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/events/art-basel/art-festivals. This life-size sculpture fits perfectly within the Miami art scene, reflecting the notion that this sunny city revolves around warm weather and beaches. Additionally, as many art lovers know Miami Art Week can be rather hectic and overwhelming, therefore, serene and delicate Balance becomes a reminder for visitors to rest, take a reprieve, and reflect in order to fully enjoy the amount of art this city has to offer. 

To see more videos of Carole at work please visit: http://www.carolefeuerman.com/videos-carole-and-her-work/

Monumental Quan, by Carole Feuerman finds a prestigious new home at the Lotte Palace Hotel

Monumental Quan is proud to announce her new residence for the month of November at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel, located directly across from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The grand Cathedral creates a beautiful backdrop when viewing Quan. In addition, Rockefeller Center is just a stone’s throw away. She is living the high life at this sumptuous hotel in the heart of Manhattan. http://www.lottenypalace.com

Monumental Quan, 2012, Bronze & Polished Aluminum. 67 x 70 x 43 inches, with Carole Feuerman

Monumental Quan, a larger than life female figure, rests peacefully atop an impressive stainless steel ball. Quan juxtaposes the courtyard aesthetic nicely, creating a dichotomy between contemporary and historical art. She provides a modern twist to this historic site. However, contemporary Quan does pay homage to traditional Buddhist beliefs. The title of this work is derived from the Chinese name for the 'goddess of compassion'. The name is short for Guanshiyin, which means 'observing the sounds and cries of the world. In Buddhist imagery, the goddess is depicted looking or glancing down, symbolizing her watching over the world. In Feuerman's sculpture, the figure's poise and yoga stance on top of the sphere are a metaphor for the world. Quan quintessentially exudes mental steadiness and emotional stability, calm behavior and judgment—very things the artist herself strives to achieve. 

Monumental Quan in The Courtyard of the Lotte New York Palace Hotel

The Lotte New York Palace Hotel is recognized for its supreme splendor, spectacular views, and unparalleled services and amenities. The hotel encompasses the historical Villard Mansion as well as a contemporary 55-foot tower. The bridge between these two architectural marvels is The Courtyard which, was the original Madison Ave. carriage entrance of the Villard Mansion. Quan sits amongst the ranks of famous actors and actresses. Television shows including, Law & Order, White Collar, and Gossip Girl shot scenes at the hotel. Furthermore, feature films such as Just My Luck and 27 Dresses filmed scenes in the Courtyard! 

Stop by 455 Madison Avenue on your commute home, or take a break from shopping down Madison Avenue to view this beautiful sculpture. 

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.

Carole A. Feuerman 2015 Global Exhibitions

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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.

 

Feuerman's Hong Kong Solo Show Extended Through July 7th

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The immense public and media response to Carole A. Feuerman’s Solo Exhibition at Harbour City, Hong Kong has resulted in the show being extended until July 7th. Harbour City Art's mission to be a beacon of prestigious public art has been hugely advanced by Feuerman’s flourishing exhibition.

The thriving fine art scene in Hong Kong has been awakened to the unique, creative niche of Feuerman’s luminous hyper-realism. In her first solo exhibition in Asia’s premier city, Feuerman has successfully left her distinctive artistic signature and she will continue to do so throughout the international art world with upcoming shows in Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan.

 

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