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!

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.

Giving and Taking II

by Kelsey Zalimeni

The sand-cast bronze 'Giving and Taking II' depicts two lovers locked in an amorous embrace.  The title implies an egalitarian ideal for relationships, striving for stasis through constant reciprocation.  The focus is cropped to the trunk and arms of the figures for emphasis on the physical and emotional exchange between them.

"Giving and Taking II", 2008    Bronze, 24 x 7 x 8 inches, Collection of Rudolf Gutlich

"Giving and Taking II", 2008

Bronze, 24 x 7 x 8 inches, Collection of Rudolf Gutlich

The sculpture achieves a deep sensuality without overt, literal exposure.  There is a tantalizing secrecy to the encounter, as both figures shield one another from the outside world.  They emerge together from the wall, bound in their union and determined to remain indivisible. 

FEUERMAN'S MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE INSTALLED BY TECH GIANT NETAP

by  Kelsey Zalimeni

Carole Feuerman's spectacular 'Double Diver' towers high, gleaming in a bronze patina finish.  Finally, this magnificent sculpture will be unveiled for the public on NetApp's grounds in Sunnyvale, California on May 30 at 2pm, Building 9.  This piece is NetApp's gift to the community, recognizing Sunnyvale's relationship with the company and their stalwart collective values.

'Double Diver' , 2014- Bronze with patina finish- on site at NetApp headquarters, Sunnyvale, CA

'Double Diver', 2014- Bronze with patina finish- on site at NetApp headquarters, Sunnyvale, CA

This highly anticipated event is free and open to the public; NetApp encourages all who are able to attend.  Be sure to watch this short video below to see Carole's process with creating the 'Double Diver.'  This behind-the-scenes feature is narrated by Carole as she takes you through the inception and execution of her magnificent masterpiece, step by step.

The 'Double Diver' in Carole's words, seeks to achieve the 'desirable balance between two extremes, symbolizing perseverance, trust and grace.'  This sculpture more than reflects these grand ideals- it embodies them.