CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
Carole A. Feuerman
July 15 – August 20, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday July 14, 7 – 9pm
Closing Date: Tuesday, September 10
Los Angeles, CA. (June 27, 2016) KM Fine Arts is pleased to announce “Perception” the first Los Angeles solo exhibition of New York based hyperrealist sculptor Carole A. Feuerman. The show will be on view from July 14 – August 20, 2016. Museum size, life-sized, and monumental works will be featured alongside a selection of her new diamond-dust silkscreens created for the exhibition. Feuerman's iconic hyper-realistic swimmers and divers will be included, paired with new bronze works from her dancer series.
Feuerman is recognized as one of the world’s most renowned hyperrealist sculptors since the 1970s. Together with Duane Hanson and John De Andrea, her contemporaries, she was one of the three leaders starting the movement. Her work explores classicism while presenting common themes that occur in our everyday lives. The sculptures tell powerful stories of experiences the artist has encountered in her own life and the universality of those experiences. Evoking inward emotions, Feuerman invites the spectator to identify with the narrative they see before them.
Feuerman's approach to depicting the human form is treated with the care and intensity reminiscent of Bernini’s marble sculptures in the late Renaissance. Nail beds are imperfect, the bottoms of feet naturally wrinkled, and the skin is tanned and covered in strikingly realistic water droplets. The intense physicality of her work acts as a vehicle for more nuanced investigations into human emotions and psychology. The success of each of Feuerman’s works hinges on the believability of it. It is quite easy to stand in front of the artist’s work and shift our sense of reality. When the physical materials of the artwork, the resin, the bronze and the paint and lacquer are perceived as nothing other than skin and flesh, what we are left with the truth or psychological story of each figure.
Carole A. Feuerman is not the first to employ the technique of suspending disbelief to convey something more profound. Fellow hyperrealist sculptors Maurizio Cattelan and Ron Mueck often use the system to comment on politics and human dynamics. And while it is possible to take the beauty of her work at face value, Feuerman's figures carry with them a reverberating message of human resilience. The Hindu goddess Durga inspires her large-scale work, DurgaMa, for example. The bronze figure sits in complete tranquility on a sacred lotus flower. She is the symbol of birth, rebirth and survival, which is a common theme present in much of Feuerman's work. Other works such as Balance and The Survival of Serena exude degrees of calmness and strength.
HOTEL DE PARIS
Carole A. Feuerman's monumental diver, The Golden Mean, installed at the hotel entrance.
Cocktail Reception: August 6th, 7:30 PM
Contact: Camille Borrelli, Bel-Air FIne Art, firstname.lastname@example.org
CAPRI & POSITANO
LIQUID ART SYTEMS
MEET THE ARTIST:
August 8th-9th in Positano
August 10th-11th in Capri
Contact: Barbara & Franco, Liquid Art Systems, email@example.com
VENICE BIENNALE 2017
"Swimmers Dance on the Water"
La Biennale Di Venezia 2017
In Conjunction With Global Art Affairs and Concilio Europeo dell'Arte
May 13- November 26
(10am -6pm, closed tuesdays)
October 12-16 2016
TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART
AUGUST - JANUARY 2016
Monumental Dancer and Beyond the Golden Mean
Contact: Emily Mcveigh, Emily.McVeigh@Tampamuseum.org, 813-421-8377
START Art Fair
Aria Art Gallery
September 15-20, 2016
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
ABOUT THE FAIR
START is a platform that shines a spotlight on emerging artists and new art scenes. Organized by Parallel Contemporary Art and Saatchi Gallery, START takes place across all three floors of Saatchi Gallery and aims to enable collectors, curators, and the greater public to discover new artistic talent. The third edition of START will take place from 15 to 18 September 2016.
START creates the best possible showcase for young galleries and new artists by providing an elegant environment with museum-quality spaces. In 2015, START featured 38 galleries from across 23 countries. Alongside the Fair, START also featured four high quality curatorial projects. Japanese collective, teamLab, presented their UK premiere to overwhelming critical acclaim by media and visitors alike. Chim↑Pom, winners of the 2015 Prudential Eye Awards, also their first solo exhibition in London to great critical success. A selection of works from 'Singapore Eye' focused on the most innovative contemporary art being made in Singapore. The fourth curatorial project, 'This Is Tomorrow', featured galleries from around the world presenting solo exhibitions of artists who represent the next generation of international artists or work with issues arising from today's globalised landscape.
CHANGZHOU MUSEUM SOLO SHOW
Changzhou, Jangsu Province, China
Contact: Mook Ji, firstname.lastname@example.org