Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new work by Carole A. Feuerman. A reception will be held for the artist during Art For Art's Sake on October 4th from 6 - 9 pm, in conjunction with the 24th International Sculpture Conference. Two book signings for Feuerman's newest publication "Swimmers" will be held at the gallery on October 1st at 4:30 and on October 4th at 11:00 am.
Carole A. Feuerman began sculpting in the 1970's and established herself as one of America's most acknowledged hyper-realist sculptors. Feuerman sculpts life-size, monumental and miniature works in bronze, resin and marble. Known for her sensuous themes of swimmers and bathers, complete with realistic looking water drops, her work takes the concept of art imitating life to a new level. Executed in painted resin with tactile flesh and meticulous detail, Feuerman's sculptures have a presence which is both contemporary and classical. In the past decade, she has also developed an original technique of sculpting with molten metal, creating multi-layered, organic bronzes which the artist calls "painting with fire."
Feuerman lives and works in New York City. She has had six museum retrospectives and her work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 2008 Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, The State Hermitage, and The Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, to name a few. Among her many honors are 1st-Prize-Best in Show at the Beijing Biennale, the Amelia Peabody Sculpture Award, the Betty Parsons Sculpture Award, and the Medici Award. Her work is in the selected collections of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Gorbachev, the Forbes Magazine Collection, the Caldic Collection, and Credit Swiss Collection. Selected public collections include Grounds for Sculpture, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Bass Museum and Art-st-Urban.