Carole Feuerman: Perception
February 16, 2017 - March 23, 2017
World Renowned Hyperrealist Sculptor Exhibiting With
NY Arts Non-Profit Chashama Foundation & C24 Gallery
To Celebrate the Re-Opening of One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, NYC
World-renowned sculptor, Carole A. Feuerman will inaugurate the re-opening of 55 Broadway in New York City with a special exhibition opening Thursday, February 16, 2017 through March 23, 2017 in partnership with C24 Gallery and Chashama, a non-profit arts organization that supports artists by partnering with property owners to activate unused real estate into spaces for artists to work and present.
Showcasing twenty-eight works in the remodeled ground floor retail space at 55 Broadway, the public will be treated to Feuerman’s hyper-realist sculptures, bronze dripped works, paintings and prints in the heart of Downtown’s Financial District. There will be a performance and refreshments.
Feuerman is recognized as one of the world’s most renowned hyperrealist sculptors since the 1970s. Together with sculptors Duane Hanson and John De Andrea, she is one of the three leaders that started the hyperrealist movement in the late 1970’s. 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, touching on the universality of her experiences. Evoking inward emotions, Feuerman invites the spectator to identify with the narrative they see before them. Her prolific career spans four decades in which she has pioneered new approaches to sculpture. She is the only figurative artist to hyper-realistically paint bronze for outdoor public art, painting bronze to look like flesh, and the only sculptor to install these painted bronze sculptures in water.
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.
Feuerman has been honored with nine solo major museum retrospectives to date. Her work has been showcased in numerous exhibitions including the Venice Biennale, the State Hermitage, the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, the Kunstmuseum Ahlen, the Archeological Museum di Fiesole, and the Circulo de Bellas Artes. She won first prize at the Austrian Biennale, the Florence Biennale, the 2008 Olympic Fine Art Exhibition, best in show at the Beijing Biennale, and best in the show at the Save the Arts Foundation as Museum Choice. She has also won a Peabody. 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 in NY. Her “Monumental Double Diver” is owned by the City of Sunnyvale in Silicon Valley, California. Her sculptures are included in the permanent collections of 19 museums, and the selected private collections of the Emperor of Japan, President William & Hillary Clinton, Norman Brahman, the Caldic Collection, Mark Parker of Nike, and Malcolm Forbes.
Feuerman continues her focus on public outdoor sculptures and smaller works for private collections. She lives in New York City and maintains two studios, one in Chelsea and the other at Mana Contemporary in NJ. On an ongoing basis, Feuerman's work can be seen in selected museums and public and private collections worldwide.
Chashama supports artists and nurtures creative communities in New York City, and beyond, by partnering with property owners to activate unused real estate into spaces for artists to work and present. Currently, Chashama manages over 125 artist studios, six galleries, five curated office lobbies, two performance venues, and provides affordable artist housing. A connector of art and real estate since 1995, Chashama has placed more than 15,000 artists into over 60 locations around New York City, becoming the largest provider of affordable space for creative use. To learn more, visit www.chashama.org.
Opening Reception and Artist Talk:
Thursday, February 16, 2017
VIP and Press: 4-6 pm
General Public: 6-8 pm
55 Broadway, New York City
Courtesy of Chashama & C24 Gallery
February 16, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Hours: Monday - Friday, 12 - 6pm