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Carole A. Feuerman's Hong Kong Hyper-Real Pool Party Lives Up to the Hype by Carole Feuerman

Kendall Island  , 2014. 70 x 21 x 38 inches.

Kendall Island, 2014. 70 x 21 x 38 inches.

Even the Hong Kong Skyline and Victoria Harbor couldn’t distract the crowd’s attention from Feuerman’s Harbour City Swimmers exhibition. The show is a surreal spectacle of hyper-real sculptures and models dressed as Feuerman’s sculptures integrated together throughout the exhibit.

People’s heads were spinning as models would come to life and move, while others waited for Feuerman’s sculptures to do the same.

Monumental Quan  , 2012. Oil on Bronze with Stainless Steel. 67 x 60 x 43 inches.

Monumental Quan, 2012. Oil on Bronze with Stainless Steel. 67 x 60 x 43 inches.

Feuerman’s reputation as a master illusionist was immediately apparent and the crowd was entranced by the specially commissioned swimming pool home for Kendall Island, Olympus, Next Summer, The Golden Mean, Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball, and Monumental Quan.

 

 

Neon lights and camera flashes illuminated the flawless swimmers and set social media ablaze as Feuerman enthusiasts posted pics of the show that spread like wildfire.

 

It’s the sculptor’s first solo show in Hong Kong and the response has been monumental. Viewers were wonderfully delirious and delighted by Feuerman’s swimmers.

It’s often said that people fall in love with Feuerman’s sculptures because of their exuberant celebration of life in its finest details and the people of Hong Kong certainly seem to be reveling in this celebration.

The Golden Mean  , 2012. Bronze and 24K Gold Leaf. 150 x 54 x 38 inches.

The Golden Mean, 2012. Bronze and 24K Gold Leaf. 150 x 54 x 38 inches.

Next Summer  , 2012. Oil on Bronze with Stainless Steel. 39 x 54 x 50 inches.

Next Summer, 2012. Oil on Bronze with Stainless Steel. 39 x 54 x 50 inches.

There is nothing casual about Feuerman’s hyper-realism and perhaps that is its most potent trait. Feuerman’s swimmers transcend ordinary reality because of their timeless nature. Her artistic technique for hyper-realism succeeds in capturing emotion in motion.

 

Olympus  , 2013. Oil on Resin. 10 x 168 x 66 inches.

Olympus, 2013. Oil on Resin. 10 x 168 x 66 inches.

The swimmers beckon for viewers to see reality afresh; after discovering the details of a Feuerman, people’s eyes cannot help, but be more aware of the world around them. The quiet gift given to people at the exhibition from every sculpture is the will and desire to truly see the magic of life’s finer points.

Anyone lucky enough to see the show will walk away with a new found hyper perspective, which will beautify their life and allow them to see new grandeurs residing all around them. They’ll realize that they were looking, just not hard enough.

 

Harbour City, Hong Kong.

Harbour City, Hong Kong.

Carole A. Feuerman's Hong Kong Solo Show Opens Today! by Carole Feuerman

Feuerman's Hong Kong Swimmers Show Opens in Two Days! by Carole Feuerman

Artist Rendering

Artist Rendering

Just two days remain before the premier of Carole A. Feuerman’s first solo show in Hong Kong at Harbour City. There is a wonderful feeling of anticipation in the air as people ready themselves to experience Feuerman’s hyper-realism.

The show, organized by Art in the City at Harbour City, opens on June 18th and runs through July 5th.  The sculptures will be on view daily from 10am till 10pm.

 

The Golden Mean  , 2012. Bronze and Gold Leaf. 150 x 54 x 38 inches.

The Golden Mean, 2012. Bronze and Gold Leaf. 150 x 54 x 38 inches.

This exhibition is an invitation for viewers to connect with the sculptures and allow the line between reality and art to be blurred.

Feuerman’s pieces freeze time and capture the finer points of reality and accentuate details that people are often too busy to admire or acknowledge.

The custom built pool and its swimmers defy everyday distractions and invite people to pause and seek reality in art, and through art be returned into an even more monumental reality.

Artist Rendering  .

Artist Rendering.

Victoria Harbour is breathtaking and Harbour City’s commitment to public art exhibitions and celebrating culture is admirable. It’s an incredible location and the perfect arena for the public to interact with Feuerman’s sculptures.

Please Join us for this Hyper-real Harbour Event!

 

Carole A. Feuerman Joins A-Lister 'Swanning' Trend by Carole Feuerman

Leda and the Swan  , 2014. Oil on Resin with 24K Gold Leaf and Swarovski Crystal. 42 x 80 x 90 inches.

Leda and the Swan, 2014. Oil on Resin with 24K Gold Leaf and Swarovski Crystal. 42 x 80 x 90 inches.

Feuerman and the likes of Taylor Swift and the Kardashians have Swan Fever. The hyper-realistic sculptor joins A-listers in celebrating a giant 7 foot long inflatable white swan.

Sales of the swan have skyrocketed and over 40,000 were sold this year alone. It has become the obligatory summer photo prop for Swift, Calvin Harris and a myriad of other limelighters.

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris. Courtesy of Taylor Swift's Instagram.

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris. Courtesy of Taylor Swift's Instagram.

Long before the inflatable Swan started making the rounds on the celebrity Instagram circuit - Feuerman took ‘Swanning’ to a whole new level and handcrafted and sculpted the Swan for her piece: Leda and the Swan in 2014.

Palazzo Mora, 2015.

Palazzo Mora, 2015.

The sculpture was featured in this year’s premier art event: The Venice Biennale. Feuerman’s show Personal Structures at Palazzo Mora was a huge success and crowds gathered to gape at the Swan. The sign that read “Do Not Touch” on the sculpture was interpreted as “Please poke, kiss, and sit on me” because people couldn’t get enough of the huge white bird.

Feuerman loves that Swanning has crossed the Atlantic!

Aria Gallery: Feurman Shapes Reality by Carole Feuerman

Viewing Feuerman’s exhibit Shapes of Reality at Aria Gallery in Florence is how summer evenings are meant to be spent.

In a city so rich in culture, art addiction is rampant, and Feuerman’s Swimmers satisfy even the most ravenous appetite for beauty.

Next Summer  , 2012. Oil on Bronze. 39 x 54 x 50 inches.

Next Summer, 2012. Oil on Bronze. 39 x 54 x 50 inches.

One 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. Reality after all, is in the details.

 

Next Summer  , 2012.

Next Summer, 2012.

Capri  , 2013. Oil on Resin. 30 x 20 x 11 inches.

Capri, 2013. Oil on Resin. 30 x 20 x 11 inches.

Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball  , 2010. Oil on Resin. 60 x 43 x 45 inches.

Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball, 2010. Oil on Resin. 60 x 43 x 45 inches.

Paradise  , 1997. Oil on Resin. 26 x 16 x 19 inches.

Paradise, 1997. Oil on Resin. 26 x 16 x 19 inches.

Balance  , 2010. Oil on Resin. 36 x 32 x 18 inches.

Balance, 2010. Oil on Resin. 36 x 32 x 18 inches.

The sculptor’s life-size Diver is on view in the garden at Aria. Diver seeks to capture the physicality of the diver as his body arches and bends backwards. This diving shape represents perseverance and balance as well as the struggle to achieve.

Diver  , 2011. Painted Bronze. 77 x 25 x 11 inches.

Diver, 2011. Painted Bronze. 77 x 25 x 11 inches.

Feuerman sought to accentuate this elegant shape to highlight the beautiful struggle of body/muscle that ensues when a diver pushes themselves past the limits of the ordinary.

As an artist, Feuerman recognizes in the symbol of the diver a kindred artistic spirit. The Diver is perched on the edge, readying himself for more than just a dive; he is about to create and define his own reality. Feuerman pursues this same bold path with her sculptures.

FEUERMAN'S ART TRANSFORMS HARBOUR CITY WATERFRONT OF HONG KONG by Carole Feuerman

JUNE 18TH - JULY 5TH 

The forecourt of Harbour City Hong Kong is going to be transformed into a swimming pool for summer, and will feature six sculptures by world renowned artist Carole A. Feuerman.  The show, organized by Art in the City at Harbour City, opens on June 18th and runs through July 5th.  The sculptures will be on view daily from 10am till 10pm.

Feuerman's monumental sculpture   Brooke With Beach Ball

Feuerman's monumental sculpture Brooke With Beach Ball

Harbour City is located on the spectacular Victoria Harbour, one of the busiest spots in Hong Kong, and right next to the famous Star Ferry terminal! Feuerman's six sculptures will be exhibited in a swimming pool constructed specifically for Feuerman’s swimmers solo show. Water will be coupled with interactive technology to complete the elegant illusion. Olympus, Lauren Perdue will be one of Feuerman's sculptures featured on the waterfront. Watch the video to see the behind-the-scenes:

Feuerman Sculpts USA Olympic Gold Medalist Lauren Perdue

 

 

Exhibition Blue Print

Exhibition Blue Print

Harbour City receives 222,000 visitors daily. It is a must visit destination for locals and tourists alike. All of Harbour’s events are free admission and non-commercial. They are striving to inject art into the community and act as a bridge between artists and the public.

Harbour City sought out Feuerman’s work because her Swimmers live forever in perpetual summer. Their presence will be a catalyst for people to relish the season and revel in the fact that summer is back! Choosing to exhibit Feuerman’s sculptures in heavily trafficked areas will encourage people to interact with the pieces and feel the warmth and excitement that they radiate.

Art in the City’s mission is to raise public awareness and promote art through media. They hope to educate the younger generation as well as the entire community about artistic expression through the experience of public exhibitions.

The Golden Mean  , 2012. Bronze and 24K Gold Leaf. 150 x 54 x 38 inches.

The Golden Mean, 2012. Bronze and 24K Gold Leaf. 150 x 54 x 38 inches.

Harbour City has held five mega public art and cultural exhibitions since 2007. Among them was Ms. Yayoi Kusama’s ebullient solo show: “Dots Obsession, Soul of Pumpkin” as well as Florentijn Hofman’s wildly successful “Rubber Duck”, which drew thousands of admirers along the Harbour front.

 

Rubber Duck  , 2013.

Rubber Duck, 2013.

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Harbour City offers luxury shopping and dining experiences unlike any other in the world. It stretches for 2 million square feet running parallel with the glorious Victoria Harbour. Its Star” Ferry pier was named one of the “50 Places of a Lifetime” by the National Geographic Traveller.

Harbour City has become a beacon of the arts. Art in the City has organized musical performances every weekend since 2001. They’ve also dedicated themselves to collecting art pieces from all over the world and exhibiting them throughout the complex.

As a premier destination for people seeking culture and creativity, Harbour City is endeavoring to be associated with the world’s most innovative and talented artists.

 

Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball  , 2011. Oil on Resin. 45 x 60 x 43 inches.

Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball, 2011. Oil on Resin. 45 x 60 x 43 inches.

Harbour City called on Feuerman to usher in heightened artistic interaction on a personal level for everyday viewers. Her sculptures are magnets for the eye and transformative for any public atmosphere. 

After the Hong Kong show, the sculptures will be exhibited in the Daejeon Museum of Art in South Korea, then travel to a museum in Seoul and on to Taiwan.

 

Monumental Quan  , 2012. Oil on bronze. 67 x 60 x 43 inches.

Monumental Quan, 2012. Oil on bronze. 67 x 60 x 43 inches.

Recently back from Italy where her two new sculptures are being exhibited in the 2015 Venice Biennale by GAAF, Personal Structures, Feuerman is passionately enthusiastic about exhibiting in Hong Kong. 

Her sculptures will enhance the environment and leave an enduring legacy of joy and beauty in this magnificent public space.

 

Kendall Island  , 2014. Oil on Resin. 70 x 21 x 38 inches.

Kendall Island, 2014. Oil on Resin. 70 x 21 x 38 inches.

Carole Feuerman's 2015 IS Day Open Studio Rocked & MANA Lobby Exhibition Happpening Now! by Carole Feuerman

The White Stripes’ music blasted through speakers from Mana’s fourth floor café directly across from Carole Feuerman’s open IS Day studio.

Jack White’s howling guitar was the perfect opening serenade for the chorus of Carole’s sculptures basking in hyper-real, pulse racing resurrection.

 

During International Sculpture Day at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, Carole’s Studio was a phantasmagoria of hyper-real shimmering swimmers in prime condition and polished to perfection.  

Free refreshments were served and the crowd gathered to get up close, ultra-access to see Carole’s glowing, sculpted, bodies that flawlessly mirror the human form.

 

Nude Coming Through the Wall,   1991. Oil on Resin. 58 x 15 x 5 inches.

Nude Coming Through the Wall, 1991. Oil on Resin. 58 x 15 x 5 inches.

Christina,   2014. Oil on Resin. 72 x 19 x 14 inches.

Christina, 2014. Oil on Resin. 72 x 19 x 14 inches.

There are certain calendar events that you would kick yourself for missing. Carole’s IS Day celebration at MANA Contemporary was definitely one of those happenings and people knew it. Many took off work, while others drove in from out of state!

 

 

Mana Café   across from CF's studio.

Mana Café across from CF's studio.

 

If you were at the event and found yourself talking to one of Carole’s hyper-realistic sculptures by accident, don’t worry you’re not alone. One gentleman even humorously confessed his feelings for a sculpture as he took a photo, “You don’t have eyes, but I love you.”

 

City Slicker  , 2013. Painted Bronze. 63 x 35 x 28 inches.

City Slicker, 2013. Painted Bronze. 63 x 35 x 28 inches.

Butterfly  , 2008. Oil on Resin. 21 x 22.5 x 21 inches.

Butterfly, 2008. Oil on Resin. 21 x 22.5 x 21 inches.

Mana Contemporary is a cultural center in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Opened in May 2011, the center provides services, spaces, and programming for artists, collectors, curators, performers, students, and community. It is conveniently located at 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City.

Once an old Tobacco Factory, the massive space has been turned into a beacon of artistic excellence that beckons all to explore its labyrinth of bold works.

 

Mana,  2015.

Mana, 2015.

Mana champions sculpture and on IS Day there were over a hundred artist studios open to the public! This free event drew loads of people and as they came through Mana’s doors they were immediately immersed in Carole Feuerman's Lobby Exhibition!

Carole’s Sculptures including, Kendall Island, Next Summer, Diver, and Mona Lisa are the perfect introduction to MANA!

Her dedicated efforts, visible in every hyper-real detail, speak to the aesthetic exertions of her fellow impassioned legions of artists at Mana Contemporary. The building is united in diverse, active creating.

Carole is excited that her Swimmers are on display at her second studio home and will act as welcoming beacons!

Carole’s Sculptures including:   Kendall Island  ,   Next Summer  ,   Diver  , and   Mona Lisa.

Carole’s Sculptures including: Kendall Island, Next Summer, Diver, and Mona Lisa.


Next Summer  , 2012. Oil on Resin. 39 x 54 x 50 inches.

Next Summer, 2012. Oil on Resin. 39 x 54 x 50 inches.

Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball  , 2013. Oil on Bronze. 42 x 60 x 45 inches.

Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball, 2013. Oil on Bronze. 42 x 60 x 45 inches.

Kendall Island  , 2014. Oil on Resin. 70 x 21 x 38 inches.

Kendall Island, 2014. Oil on Resin. 70 x 21 x 38 inches.

 Carole's newest innovation is Kendall's elevated diving board pedestal.

She was inspired after seeing Kendall Island installed on a custom made six foot pedestal in New Orleans as part of the year long Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibit.

Kendall’s elevation was especially compelling and Carole wanted to give her that same engaging presence at Mana.

The Lobby Exhibition will run through July.

Diver  , 2011. Oil on Bronze. 77 x 25 x 11 inches.

Diver, 2011. Oil on Bronze. 77 x 25 x 11 inches.

Carole Feuerman in Italy: Aria Gallery Show and the 2015 Venice Biennale! by Carole Feuerman

Longtime friend to Carole A. Feuerman, Gianluca Bisol recently visited Carole’s NYC and New Jersey studios and was delighted to see new works as well as classic favorites! 

 

Mr. Bisol is the President & CEO of the company that bears his family's name. Bisol has been producing world famous Prosecco wines since 1875.

 

Gianluca has been a passionate sponsor of several of Carole's exhibitions including: exhibitions held at the Moretti Gallery, Jim Kempner Fine Art, and past Venice Biennales to name a few.

Infinity    , 2013. Oil on Resin with Stainless Steel and Swarovski Crystals. 38 H x 37 W x 21 D inches.

Infinity, 2013. Oil on Resin with Stainless Steel and Swarovski Crystals. 38 H x 37 W x 21 D inches.

Gianluca Bisol is generously and enthusiastically sponsoring both of Carole’s upcoming exhibitions in Italy:  Shapes of Reality at Aria Gallery in Florence as well as Time-Space-Existence presented by Personal Structures by Global Art Affairs, as part of the 2015 Venice Biennale!

 

Next Summer,     2012. Oil on Resin. 39 H x 54 W x 50 D inches.

Next Summer, 2012. Oil on Resin. 39 H x 54 W x 50 D inches.

Carole’s Solo Show “Shapes of Reality” will be on view at The Aria Gallery in Florence from May 1st to June 20th.

Aria’s spaces are located at Borgo SS Apostoli 40r - Florence!

Curator Antonio D’Amico writes, “Feuerman shapes the soul of sculptures.” The Aria Gallery show reflects Carole’s return to the ideals of the Renaissance as she examines the exquisite elegance hidden behind each shape of the human body.

She celebrates the human form by capturing emotions and gestures. D’Amico advocates the notion that Carole’s superb hyper-realism is so successful that she has “become a competitor against nature.”

The great news is that the Florence Gallery is only a short train ride away from the Venice Biennale! Over 300,000 people will attend the Venice Biennale. If you’re one of those lucky attendees on vacation in Italy, I urge you to try and catch both of Carole’s shows!

 

Carole has been invited again to take part in the Venice Biennale, which is often dubbed “the Olympics of the art world”. Her monumental works DurgaMa and Leda and the Swan are part of the 2015 exhibit: Time –Space-Existence presented by Personal Structures by Global Art Affairs running from May 9th through November 22, 2015 in Palazzo Mora. Her selections for this year draw on the themes of birth/rebirth and existence. 

 

Leda and the Swan,   2014. Oil on Resin with 24k Gold Leaf and Swarovski Crystal. 42 H x 80 W x 90 D inches.

Leda and the Swan, 2014. Oil on Resin with 24k Gold Leaf and Swarovski Crystal. 42 H x 80 W x 90 D inches.

Leda and the Swan draws on mythical context. It is based on the Greek myth in which Zeus, disguised as a swan, seduces Leda, resulting in the birth of Helen of Troy. The reclining female figure drapes her relaxed body across the back of the inflatable swan in an elegant curve that moves from the swan’s neck to its tail.

She is simultaneously strong and serene in a vintage women’s bathing suit and swim cap. When the Swan left Carole’s NYC studio the combined weight of the sculpture and its crate was over 1,000 pounds!

 

DurgaMa,   2014. Painted Bronze. 101 H x 90 W x 91 D inches.

DurgaMa, 2014. Painted Bronze. 101 H x 90 W x 91 D inches.

DurgaMa is an ascending beauty that represents the cycles of existence. The lotus symbolizes rebirth and spiritual awakening. The meditative figure sitting atop the opened lotus flower speaks to the purity of the artist’s inner vision.

The lotus’ strong stem carries it up to twelve inches above dirty water to bloom. It represents the soul’s journey from the mud of materialism to the radiant light of enlightenment.  DurgaMa basks in that light.

 

Matteo, 2008. 19 H x 20 W x 10 D

Matteo, 2008. 19 H x 20 W x 10 D

Carole and Gianluca have a long standing bond that has brought them together to celebrate fine art and fine wine many times at Feuerman’s exhibitions. Their collaborations began with the 2007 Venice Biennale when Carol unveiled her famous Survival of Serena at Paradiso in Giardini. 

 

Survival of Serena, 2007. Oil on Bronze. 38 H x 84 W x 32 D.

Survival of Serena, 2007. Oil on Bronze. 38 H x 84 W x 32 D.

Feuerman fondly recalls, sitting at her table by the entrance to Paradiso and watching the already swollen lines to view the piece, grow even larger.

In a serendipitous twist, as the guests at the table began to introduce themselves, Gianluca explained that he sponsored the exhibition for an artist named Carole Feuerman. Carole excitedly confessed that she was in fact the artist and they have been friends ever since!

 

 

The wine connoisseur’s family owned Bisol has a vineyard with 16 different sites with a myriad of varying soils and microclimates, which helps them bottle their own distinct brand of perfection: 

“Our philosophy is to express the freshness and flavor of Prosecco” says, Export Director Giovanni Oliva.

 

 

 

PALAZZO MORA

 

   OPEN DAILY 10.00 - 18.00 HRS. CLOSED ON TUESDAY    Strada Nuova #3659 Venezia, Italy

 OPEN DAILY 10.00 - 18.00 HRS.
CLOSED ON TUESDAY

Strada Nuova #3659 Venezia, Italy

 

 

DURING THE VENICE ART BIENNALE 2015

PERSONAL STRUCTURES

Palazzo Bembo & Palazzo Mora

Venice, Italy

 9 May until 22 November 2015   (Pre-View 7 and 8 May 2015)

 

The exhibition is organized by:

 Sarah Gold, Karlyn De Jongh, Valeria Romagnini, Rachele De Stefano,

Anna De Stefano, Jaspal Birdi, Lucia Pedrana and Rene Rietmeyer. 

Latest book Publication:

PERSONAL STRUCTURES: TIME - SPACE - EXISTENCE #2

 

Next Art Project Publications:

YOKO ONO: ARISING

herman de vries: being this joy experience unity

 

Current exhibition:

TIME-SPACE-EXISTENCE

14th International Architecture Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

 

7 June - 23 November 2015.