Feuerman started as a humble illustrator creating album covers and then thrived to the prolific artist that she is today. Her new book contains stunning and powerful images that portray her growth as an artist. Feuerman has been creating life-like images of swimmers since the early 1970s. She started off with “Snorkel”, a woman with goggles on, hair slicked back and coming out of the water. Realizing that she wanted to capture more of a woman’s beauty, Feuerman created “Catalina”. The life-sized “Catalina” instantly became an embodiment for more iconic swimmers in her repertoire.
Feuerman evolved bigger and stronger. She started experimenting with sizes and mediums creating stunning pieces of work such as “Double Diver”, a grand monumental sculpture in bronze. Spiraling a thirty-six feet into the air is not only an artistic feat, but also engineering. The book also mentions other notable pieces such as “The Golden Mean”, “Strength” and “Brooke with Beach Ball”. Flipping through the pages of the book does not do her work justice since each piece looks simply amazing.
Feuerman’s work has not remained state-side. Her works have travelled all over the word with the most notable places as the Venice Biennale. Her latest life-size sculpture “Emma with the Red Hat” simply looked serene. The images of “The Thinker” are dramatic and thought provoking.
Feuerman’s sculptures have been taking her audience down her journey. Her book, “Carole A. Feuerman: 50 Years of Looking Good” chronicles that journey for the reader to experience. You, the reader of this blog, can experience this journey yourself. A personally signed book is available for pre – publication purchase through the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation Boutique. By making purchases through her foundation, you are supporting Feuerman’s mission of promoting deserving artists with residency and exhibition opportunities, internships for college credit and education/research and grants. Experience Feuerman’s journey for yourself and support a great cause.
Carole A. Feuerman: Fifty Years of Looking Good
Edited by John T. Spike
Hardback, approx. 192 pages, 119 color illustrations 24 Å~ 30 cm (9. Å~ 11. in)
CHF 65.00 | EUR 58.00
GBP 50.00 | USD 65.00
JANUARY 2020 (Europe)
MARCH 2020 (US)
The most comprehensive monograph to date on major American artist Carole A. Feuerman, a pioneer of hyperrealism in sculpture lavishly illustrated and covering Feuerman’s entire career spanning five decades, featuring more than 200 works Carole A. Feuerman is celebrated as a pioneer and one of America’s major pioneers of Hyperrealism in sculpture, alongside Duane Hanson and John De Andrea. Born 1945 and educated in New York and Philadelphia, she began as an illustrator before turning to sculpture in the 1970s, soon gaining much recognition and early success. Her work has been displayed in many groups shows and solo exhibitions at private galleries and public museums, as well as at major art fairs, in America, Europe, and Asia. Over five decades, Feuerman has created visual manifestations of stories telling of strength, survival, and balance. Her subject matter is the human figure, most often a woman in an introspective moment of exuberant self-consciousness shaded by erotic lassitude. Feuerman’s works represent a female state of mind rather than an alluring body meant to attract the male gaze. They suggest that women look at themselves differently from men looking at them, that a woman is more innately creative than a man. This book is the most comprehensive survey of Feuerman’s oeuvre to date. Lavishly illustrated in color throughout, it demonstrates the variety of materials and media she uses and highlights the specific qualities of her figures.
John T. Spike is an American-born distinguished art historian, curator, author and lecturer specializing in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art, and an eminent critic of contemporary art. Additional essays by John Yau and Claudia Moscovici.