An art movement and style that started in the 1970s in the US and Europe, hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture that resembles a high-resolution photograph. Acclaimed New York City artist Carole A. Feuerman is the forerunner in the hyperrealism movement along with Duane Hanson and John De Andrea.
Together with Hanson and De Andrea, she was one of the three leaders that started the movement in the late seventies by making life sculptures that portrayed their models precisely. Dubbed ‘the reigning doyenne of super-realism’ by art historian John T. Spike, Feuerman has solidified her place in art history.
And from March 23 – May 18, 2019, the Carole A. Feuerman Between The Drops Exhibit is being presented by Art Of The World in Houston TX where new works made especially for this exhibition will be on view.
Between the Drops is a show that celebrates the joy de vivre. This comprehensive show includes a variety of styles and materials: resin and bronze, painted and monochromatic, and video.
The realism in Carole Feuerman’s art stems from her desire to portray emotional and physical states of being, ranging from peacefulness to energetic vigor.
Feuerman states, “I make my sculptures about people who are comfortable in their own skin. I promote the idea of total health, with a sound mind in a sound body. This is one of the defining aspects of my realistic style.”
“Forty years ago, showing healthy, intelligent women was a radical departure in contemporary art. Now it is a widely accepted ideal, yet most contemporary artists don’t explore this topic—at least not in figurative art. Though my art is varied and has changed over the years, my love for it continues to grow.”
Carol Feuerman exhibits in private and public collections, sculpture parks, galleries, and museums worldwide. She has been included in selected exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery; the State Hermitage Museum; the Venice Biennale; and Palazzo Strozzi.
Her works are often integrated with architecture and landscaping in the creation or renovation of buildings and parks. She has had seven solo museum exhibitions. Four hardcover catalogue resone’s have been published about her work.
Her works are owned by public, private, and corporate collections, including Grounds for Sculpture, Trenton, NJ; the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas; the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL; and Art-St-Urban, Lucerne, Switzerland. She has taught, lectured, and given workshops 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.