Carole A. Feuerman, hyperrealist sculpture on a grand scale
Carole A. Feuerman: Hero and Leander will have its opening reception Friday, May 6 at C24 Gallery, 560 West 24 Street, New York, from 6 PM to 8 PM. The exhibition will introduce Feuerman’s newest works, Dancers, and a sixteen-foot bronze sculpture called Beyond The Golden Mean. Two dance performances will be featured at the event. A thirty-foot interactive water video made especially for the exhibition by Michelangelo Bastiani will shower the wall of the gallery.
Highlighting the exhibition is Leda and the Swan, returning from the 2015 Venice Biennale. Dressed in a 1920’s bathing suit, the resin sculpture depicts a reinterpretation of the classic Greek tale of Leda. According to the myth, Zeus seduces Leda while disguised as a swan, and Leda later bears Helen of Troy. In Feuerman’s own words, the sculpture “embraces the eroticism associated with much of Greek mythology, while telling the story of deceit and treachery.”
Another featured sculpture, DurgaMa, was inspired by the Hindu goddess Durga. The bronze figure sits in complete tranquility on a sacred lotus flower. The sculpture tells the story of birth, rebirth, and survival, a common theme present in much of Feuerman’s work. The flower’s potential to live for over a thousand years, along with Durga’s symbolism, creates a picture of the elegance and beauty of Mother Nature.
Feuerman’s sculptures have a common thread that touches all of us, masking time and space. The powerful stories they tell of strength, perseverence, and balance, speak to collectors and observers alike.
About Carole A. Feuerman
Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as a pioneering figure in the world of hyperrealist sculpture. Dubbed ‘the reigning doyenne of super-realism’ by art historian John T. Spike, Feuerman’s prolific career over four decades, has solidified her place in the rhetoric of art history. She has been the subject of six museum retrospectives to date. Her works continue to be exhibited worldwide. In Italy, she has exhibited in four of the Venice Biennales, the Piazza della Repubblica, and the Teatro Romano e Museum Civico in Fiesole. In Asia, she has exhibited in Harbour City; Hong Kong, The National Museum of China, Shanghai, and the Daejeon Museum and Suwon Museums in Korea. Numerous public sculptures have appeared in outdoor venues, including Petrosino Square in New York City and the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
One of Feuerman’s most recognizable pieces, “The Golden Mean,” can be seen in Riverfront Green Park overlooking the Hudson River and is owned by the City of Peekskill, NY. Her “Monumental Double Diver” is owned by the City of Sunnyvale in Silicon Valley, California. In 2011, she founded the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation in order to generate excitement, interest and passion for the arts and to inspire and award deserving artists with education grants. Her selected private collectors include the Emperor of Japan, President William & Hillary Clinton, Norman Brahman, the Caldic Collection, Mark Parker, Andrey Molchanov, Unlu Menkul Degerler, Ariella Wertheimer, Robert Hurst, and Malcolm Forbes.
Carole A. Feuerman