'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. 

Looking Back

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Carole Feuerman's 1997 sculpture 'Paradise' shows the artist breaking into stylistic stride.  The piece contains all classic Feuerman characteristics, including lifelike water droplets, flotation device, and hyperreal swimmer.  This particular sculpture bears a couple unique traits that more current Feuermans don't, such as a full head of hair sans swimcap and an open, expressive mouth.

'Paradise', 1997 -Oil on Resin,  26 x 16 x 9 inches, Private collection

When considering this piece, one is offered a glimpse of an earlier period within Carole's illustrious career.  Drawing comparisons between 'Paradise' and 'Serena' for example, yields parallels in pose and theme but also contrast in execution. 

'Survival of Serena', miniature, 2010- Oil on Resin

Advances in both technology and Carole's own artistic process have streamlined her works over the years, as the artist seemingly never stops improving in technique and ambition. With such an exponential rate of growth, the future possiblities for new works are limitless- and she isn't slowing down anytime soon. 

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! 

Tomor and Matteo

by Kelsey Zalimeni

An encounter with 'Tomor and Matteo' epitomizes the term phenomenological experience. The digital sculpture installation requires the viewer to be active and aware of their own body in the space. Feuerman's choice to install the piece on the floor hearkens to a similar mechanism made famous by minimalist sculptor Carl Andre, forcing the audience to orient themselves about the piece as it occupies the ground they walk on.

'Tomor and Matteo in the Pool', 2010    Oil on Resin, Video Projection, Ceramic Tile, 120 x 96 inches

'Tomor and Matteo in the Pool', 2010

Oil on Resin, Video Projection, Ceramic Tile, 120 x 96 inches

This piece was part of Carole's 2010 El Paso Museum retrospective exhibition, aptly titled 'Earth Water Air Fire.'  The installation was certainly a highlight of the show, inhabiting its own viewing room complete with a 40-foot high digital projector suspended from the ceiling. The following video features a tour of the El Paso exhibition:


The depicted scene comes from a common, everyday experience, yet there is something ritualistic about the interaction.  Perhaps the very nature of sharing (the pool, the beach ball, a glance) causes the piece to shine as sacred.  This video below offers a glimpse of the installation in depth.

What do you think of Matteo and Tomor? Share thoughts, comments, and questions for Carole below!