Carole Feuerman is one of the earliest hyperrealist sculptors in American who pioneered the movement in the 1970s, along with Duane Hanson and John de Andrea. She is most known for her swimmers and bathers, whose underlying messages are about balance, perseverance, and survival.
Executed in painted resin with tactile flesh and meticulous detail, they display both contemporary and Classical influences. Feuerman has also developed a highly original technique of sculpting with molten metal, creating multi-layered bronzes influenced by action painting.
Opening Reception Thursday, November 7th, from 6-8pm at Chase Contemporary, located at 231 10th Avenue, NY 10011.
About the Artist:
Carole Feuerman has taught and lectured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, Columbia University, and Grounds for Sculpture. In 2011, she founded the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation. She has had solo museum retrospectives at the El Paso Museum and the Huan Tai Hu Museum of Jiangsu province. In 2017, her sculpture Survival of Serena was chosen by New York City Department of Parks & Recreation for exhibition in Soho New York and in Central Park for their celebration of 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks. It was also shown in 2007 in her solo exhibition in Venice called By the Sea, curated by John T. Spike, during the Venice Biennale .Feuerman’s sculpture, The Golden Mean, is at the Riverfront Green Park and owned by the City of Peekskill, NY. Her monumental Double Diver, spiraling 36 feet in the air, is owned by the City of Sunnyvale, California.
Born in 1945 in Hartford, CT, Feuerman received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Today, her works are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami, the State Hermitage in Russia, among others. She is represented in many prestigious private collections around the world, including in the collection of the Emperor of Japan, Dr. Henry Kissinger, and President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton. She has features in major publications around the world, including The New York Times, Artforum, Artnet News, Architectural Digest, and the Vancouver Sun. There are four full-color monographs written about her work. Feuerman lives and works in New York, NY.