'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. 

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!

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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The Swan

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Feuerman is the only figurative artist to hyper-realistically paint bronze for use in outdoor public art and install these sculptures in the water.  She knows full well the ability of art to impact and enrich lives. Her commissioned works such as the Soledad and Robert Hurst Commission reflect her artistic integrity and willingness to share her gift with others outside of gallery and museum walls.  A private and special sculpture, the commission features Hurst's children on a large stainless steel swan.  This pair exude feelings of youthful joy and familial bonding.  

'The Swan'  2014- oil on bronze, stainless steel

'The Swan' 2014- oil on bronze, stainless steel

Even if the audience doesn't know the Hurst family, the same messages of childhood innocence and blissful simplicity still come across.  The piece is thus a beautiful symbol of familial values for all viewers to enjoy.

Since the piece has been installed, Hurst's doorbell hasn't stopped ringing by worried neighbors sighting his children sitting alone on his lake.