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/.

'Balance' Exhibiting at Cavalier Gallery

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Carole Feuerman's painted resin swimmer 'Balance' is currently on display at Cavalier Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Titled 'Contemporary Realism,' this exhibition runs the gamut of current artists working in the photo- and hyperreal realm of representation. The show seeks to contextualize modern artist's takes on Realism, situating its aims within the larger historical scope of of the practice. 

Balance ,  2013- oil on resin

Balance, 2013- oil on resin

Since opening on October 23, the group show has garnered attention from the Greenwich Post, receiving a praising writeup on its offerings last week.  Carole's piece was particularly listed as standout sculpture, being named the exemplar of realistic representation within the show.

Cavalier Gallery is located at 405 Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Be sure to take in the show yourself before its November 16 conclusion.

If you have already been to the show, what are your thoughts? Post to the comment bar below or directly contact info@carolefeuerman.com with your opinion. 

October 30th Opening: Feuerman at Octavia | Houston

by Kelsey Zalimeni

OCTAVIA ART GALLERY in Houston, Texas is just two weeks away from opening its show of Carole Feuerman's most recent works.  The exhibition contains three oil-painted resin pieces, one bronze, and two large prints, all completed within the last two years. 

Christina,   2014, created in 2013 specifically for these Octavia showings, is one of the three featured painted resin sculptures on display.

Christina, 2014, created in 2013 specifically for these Octavia showings, is one of the three featured painted resin sculptures on display.

The opening is to take place at Octavia on October 30th from 5-8pm.  The event will also showcase Carole's newly published book, Swimmers, available for purchase and autograph on-site. This will be Carole's first solo showing in Houston, no doubt a grand introduction to the Texas art scene. 

Miniature Serena,  2014

Miniature Serena, 2014

Click HERE to visit the gallery website and peruse the featured Feuerman works. If you're in the area for the opening, be sure to drop by to meet the artist and see her work in person.

Texas Contemporary Opens Next Week

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Carole Feuerman is launching into yet another busy fall season.  Her sensationally popular sculpture 'Kendall Island' is to be showcased by the Timothy Yarger Fine Art booth at Texas Contemporary next week. This Houston event is a Mecca for Texas art activity and promises great exposure for Carole and her Los Angeles-based representative gallery.  

'Kendall Island'  2014- Oil on Resin

'Kendall Island' 2014- Oil on Resin

Texas Contemporary opens in the George R. Brown Convention Center this coming Thursday, September 4 and runs through Tuesday the 9th.  If in town for the fair, be sure to visit Carole's piece in Booth 109. 

 

For more information on TX Contemporary, CLICK HERE.

Monumental Shower

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Carole Feuerman's 'Monumental Shower' pulls the private and public into tension.  An intimate moment such as this is captured in hyperrealistic fashion, blown up in scale and displayed for all to see. Is the bather proud in her exposure? Unaware of her voyeurs? In either case, 'Monumental Shower' succeeds to intrigue and entice. 

'Monumental Shower', 2010
 Oil on Resin, 53x23x21 inches, Mana Contemporary Art Center

The figure's natural, luxurious pose is saturated with enjoyment.  Warm drops of shower water cascade down the body.  Her confidence and graceful posture exude two pillars of Feuerman's work, making the piece another great gesture toward the artist's ideals.

Breakthrough

by Kelsey Zalimeni

In today's manic, rushing society, humans have grown desensitized to stimuli, caring only to speed through their busy day and make it home at the end. Carole Feuerman's 'Nude Coming Through 14th Street'  asks how long it will take for New Yorkers to notice a nude woman coming through the wall of 14th Street's subway station at rush hour. This piece is an attempt to slow people down- to not only see, but to really look

Nude Coming Through 14th Street, 2010      Oil on Resin, Photograph on Vinyl, 84 x 96 x 6 inches, Collection of the artist

Nude Coming Through 14th Street, 2010

Oil on Resin, Photograph on Vinyl, 84 x 96 x 6 inches, Collection of the artist

Defying the laws of physics and social convention, this figure makes new the concept of individuality in total.  The woman is neither concerned with her nudity nor the gawking of passersby, literally planting herself in a private space as her front leads into the public.  An allusion to the fabled 'glass ceiling' can also be interpreted, as Carole uses the piece to illustrate her progressive mentality as a contemporary female artist. 

 

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Capri

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Basking in the glimmering presence of Carole Feuerman's 'Capri' invites viewers to fully appreciate the skill and care of its execution.  While the dazzling Swarovski swim cap commands initial attention, the eye trickles slowly down the rest of the figure to delight in its detail and texture.  

Capri ,  2013, Resin with Swarovski Crystal Cap, 30 x 20 x 11 inches

Capri, 2013, Resin with Swarovski Crystal Cap, 30 x 20 x 11 inches

A rather content countenance gives way to a fitting leisurely pose, one hand casually hooked to the edge of her suit. The swimmer dons a brilliant cobalt one-piece with incredibly convincing texture and weight.  'Capri' symbolizes glamour, grace, leisure, and luxury.  She is both decadent and delicate, lavish yet natural- achieved through the juxtaposition of her relaxed, casual pose and the rich, sparkly materials she wears. 

This featured piece is currently on display at Art Southampton from Thursday, July 24 to Monday, July 28.  If you are attending the event, be sure to stop by booth AS67 to see 'Capri' in person! 

Poseidon

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Carole Feuerman is now exhibiting her newest bronze sculpture, 'Poseidon', at Jim Kempner Fine Art in Chelsea, NYC.  The piece features a male's head with organic shapes of bronze water drops sliding off the surface. This unique look is achieved through a technique that Feuerman herself developed, called 'Painting with Fire.' The artist first conceived of the idea while traveling by plane in 1998, feeling moved to express the gorgeous natural patterns that she witnessed from her aerial vantage point. 

'Poseidon' , 2014- sand-cast bronze

'Poseidon', 2014- sand-cast bronze

Despite its detachment from the rest of the body, 'Poseidon' conveys a surge of momentum, as the viewer anticipates full emergence from below the surface. The scale of the piece in combination with the pedestal height contributes to its potency.  

'Poseidon'  2014- sand-cast bronze

'Poseidon' 2014- sand-cast bronze

Be sure to watch this short video of Carole signing the piece at Jim Kempner Fine Art in NYC:

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