Exhibition Dates: April 15 - June 5; Opening Reception: April 15, 5:30-7:30pm
Though the superrealist technique is breathtaking, Feuerman makes us look beyond the realistic skin of the sculptures. She invites us to ask questions of the nature of reality and deception and the emotions aroused by both. "It is not the fleeting moment that I want to capture," says Feuerman, "but the universal feeling caught in that fleeting moment. I want the viewer to complete the story when he looks at my sculpture."
In works such as "Summer" and "Brooke with a Beach Ball" the female bathers are more than hyper-realized bodies. The bathers are caught in moments of relaxation and meditation; we the viewers are equally caught in our own voyeuristic impulse. However, that voyeurism has its purpose. Feuerman shows even in ordinary activities such as swimming we can find moments of contemplation. Water - Feuerman's symbol for the universal connection of life - drips from the bathers' skin, creating a connection between the physicality of their bodies and the inherent spirituality within those bodies. The frozen moment of the bathers' meditation becomes our dynamic exercise of revelation. Feuerman intends for us to look with voyeuristic eyes, contemplate and supply the context and meaning.
Carole Feuerman is widely acknowledged as one of the world's most prominent hyper-realist sculptors. She has enjoyed three museum retrospectives to date, and has been included in prestigious exhibitions at, among other venues, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy. Among the notable honors Feuerman has received are the Amelia Peabody Sculpture Award, the Betty Parsons Award in sculpture, the Lorenzo de Medici Prize at the 2001 Biennale di Firenze, and First Prize at the 2008 Beijing Biennale. Her work is in many prominent private and public collections. Feuerman currently lives and maintains her studio in New York.
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