55 Broadway - Generously donated by Harbor Group International
New York, NY
(between Morris Street and Exchange Alley)
Nearest Trains: 4, 5, R
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16, 6-8pm
On view 24/7, through window.
Open Hours: Monday - Friday, 12 - 6pm
Perception presents both a collection of Carole A. Feuerman's work--hyperrealistic sculptures, bronze-dipped works, paintings, and prints--and the debut of her retail collection--including silkscreened scarves, T-shirts, calendars, postcards, and small sculptures.
About the Artist
A leader of the '70s hypperrealist movement, Carole Feuerman pioneered new approaches to sculpture--hyperrealistically painting bronze sculptures and installing them as outdoor public art, both on land and in water.
While Feuerman's approach to the human form may--in its care and intensity--resemble the approaches of baroque and classical sculptor, her sculptures, grounded in intricate details/"imperfections," are situated to present themes accessible to contemporary viewers.
The captivating power of Feuerman’s works hinges on its believability. Replete with imperfect nail beds, wrinkled feet, and tanned skin; covered in strikingly realistic water droplets, the intense physicality of her work enables nuanced explorations of human emotions and psychology. Encountering one of Feuerman's hyperrealistic works, shifts one's reality. When the physical materials of the artwork--the resin, bronze, paint, and lacquer--are accepted as skin and flesh, the viewer is able to move beyond the sculpture as "a work" and engage with the emotional narrative each figure evokes.
Feureman 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.