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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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.