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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. 

 

Feuerman's Sculptures Have Bodyguards at Palazzo Mora for 2015 Venice Biennale by Carole Feuerman

DurgaMa  , 2014. Painted Bronze. 101 x 90 x 91 inches.

DurgaMa, 2014. Painted Bronze. 101 x 90 x 91 inches.

When pieces of art acquire their own bodyguards, it’s definitely worth noting. Feuerman’s monumental sculptures Leda and the Swan and DurgaMa have been so successful at this year's Venice Biennale that they literally require guarding.

Both sculptures are part of the 2015 Biennale Exhibit: Time –Space-Existence presented by Personal Structures, Global Art Affairs running through November 22, 2015 in Palazzo Mora.

Leda and the Swan  , 2014. Oil on Resin with 24K Gold Leaf and Swarovski Crystal.

Leda and the Swan, 2014. Oil on Resin with 24K Gold Leaf and Swarovski Crystal.

The studio received word from the director of the fair, René Reitmeyer and the curators of the Personal Structures exhibition brought to Venice by the GAA Foundation, that despite providing Leda and the Swan with a tent to establish a boundary and protect her from the elements: People persist in trying to touch her to see if the Swan is a pool tube or an actual sculpture. 

 

The sculpture has it’s own bodyguard. Leda’s fans are tenacious in their desire to touch the surreal beauty and according to the Venice curator: “It seems unstoppable.”

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Leda and DurgaMa have garnered a massive response while on display at the Biennale. It’s estimated that up to 200,000 people have laid eyes on Feuerman’s enchanting sculptures this summer. Crowds continue to gather and Leda and DurgaMa never have less than 30 people admiring them on a daily basis.

In response to the Leda/DurgaMa phenomenon, Feuerman will be returning to Venice from August 15th to August 19th and will be making an artist visit to Palazzo Mora and can be found there daily from 11:00 am until closing time.

She will be doing some painting while she is there and it will be an exciting opportunity to watch her work. She looks forward to connecting with and greeting fervent enthusiasts of her sculptures.

Palazzo Mora:

Strada Nuova #3659 Venezia, Italy

Feuerman Prints up for auction at Christie's as Lot 183 this Tuesday July 14th by Carole Feuerman

LOT 183

A suite of Feuerman Serena prints, one of the artist’s most iconic images, will be up for auction this coming Tuesday July 14th at Christie’s Auction House. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to become a collector and acquire a timeless, iconic set of images.

Miami Highilight: 'Golden Mean' at MANA MONUMENTAL by Carole Feuerman

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Carole Feuerman is everywhere in Miami this week- in person and with her artworks showing at various fairs. Among her many works on display, the towering bronze 'Golden Mean' is a fair standout and crowd favorite.  

The Golden Mean   greets visitors as they enter  Mana's Wynwood  campus.

The Golden Mean greets visitors as they enter Mana's Wynwood campus.

This past weekend, the bronze Golden Mean located in snowy Peekskill, NY received a special visit from its model, Richard Nuzzolese.  This photo was taken on-site: 

Richard Nuzzolese with his likeness   The Golden Mean   in Peekskill, where the work permanently resides.

Richard Nuzzolese with his likeness The Golden Mean in Peekskill, where the work permanently resides.

Located at Mana Monumental in their Wynwood campus, the twelve-foot Golden Mean stands proud as the crowds flow around it. If you're in Miami and happen by the work, snap a pic and tag @CaroleFeuerman on Twitter or Instagram.  Enjoy the fairs! 

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

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

UPCOMING: Book Signing at Jim Kempner Fine Art by Carole Feuerman

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Mark your calendars, because Carole Feuerman will be signing copies of her newly released Swimmers at Jim Kempner Fine Art on October 30.  The event is free and open to the public.  This is a great chance to meet Carole and ask questions about her career and latest projects.  

Swimmers , published by The Artist Book Foundation   

Swimmers, published by The Artist Book Foundation

 

There is no guarantee that copies of the book will last at the signing- skip the line and order your own edition via Amazon.

Jim Kempner Fine Art is located on the corner of 10th Avenue and 23rd Street (501 W 23 St). Carole looks forward to seeing you there on October 30!

In-Depth: Shower Installation by Carole Feuerman

by Kelsey Zalimeni

'Monumental Shower with Video' combines Carole Feuerman's hyperreal sculpting prowess with cutting edge digital art.  The piece plays with perspective and spatial reasoning, using a looped video to bring the painted resin to life.  The two parts of the piece rely upon one another for activation; the trunk aligns perfectly with the digital lower half, creating the wondrous illusion of movement. From the viewer's vantage point, the showering woman comes to life instantly.  

'Monumental Shower with Video' , 2010    Oil on Resin, TV, Video 51 x 48 x 29 inches, Private Collection

'Monumental Shower with Video', 2010

Oil on Resin, TV, Video 51 x 48 x 29 inches, Private Collection

This hybrid installation features Carole's paramount themes- water, the human form, balance, and serenity.  The bather relishes in the splendor of her shower, inviting viewers to do the same. Included below is a short video of the piece:

This piece was shown in Feuerman's exhibition titled Earth Water Air Fire at the El Paso Museum of Art.

What are your thoughts on this innovative piece? Share comments and questions with info@carolefeuerman.com or below in the comment bar.