KM Fine Arts is pleased to present artist Carole A. Feuerman’s first solo show in Chicago. This exhibition, on view from March 28 to June 28, 2013 at the gallery’s location on the 25th floor of the John Hancock Center, will feature a selection of Feuerman’s celebrated oil and resin sculptures, glass works as well as her diamond dust serigraphs on canvas which are among the first in a series of prints she just released in 2012.
The artist has received critical acclaim for her hyperrealistic sculptures of bathers and swimmers—one of her most iconic being ”Serena.” “Miniature Serena”, which will be on display in the KM Fine Arts solo exhibition, utilizes real mink for eyelashes, eyebrows and the tiny hairs tucked under the figure’s swim cap. These elements, as well as the detailing on the body, and the exactness of fingernails and skin, create an amazingly life-like sculpture. Feuerman also utilizes a clear resin to increase physicality and replicate water droplets beading off the figure’s skin. The artist states that she, “sculpt[s] the human figure so lifelike, the pieces seem to breathe...This can take up to 100 different coats of paint, and glazing and sanding in between coats, to get the finish and luminosity needed. From start to finish, the process of creating a sculpture can take from 6 months to several years.”
Feuerman is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most renowned hyperrealist sculptors with a highly established career that spans over 40 years. During this time, she has had six museum retrospectives of her work and has been featured in art fairs all over the world. Such exhibitions include the Beijing Biennale, the Armory Show, the Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art and the upcoming Venice Biennale. KM Fine Arts displayed Feuerman’s work in last month’s Art Wynwood and will be representing her in April’s Dallas Art Fair.
In addition to the exhibition at KM Fine Arts in Chicago, Feuerman will be having three other solo shows in 2013, in galleries both in New York and New Orleans and her life- size sculpture, “The General’s Daughter”, will be on display in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC from March 23, 2013 through February 23, 2014. Feuerman’s work is a staple in many prominent collections, including those of President Bill Clintonand Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, His Majesty the Emperor of Japan as well as corporate collections, which include the Chrysler Corporation in Detroit, MI, Russia’s Apollon Art Research Foundation, Forbes Magazine’s art collection and the Tampa Museum of Art.
Feuerman, a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, is a recipient of the Amelia Peabody Award and the Lorenzo de Medici Prize, and Best in Show at the 2008 Beijing Biennale. She currently lives and works in New York and Florida. There is currently a video of Feuerman working on Balance, one of her life-size oil and resin sculptures, on the KM Fine Arts website, www.kmfinearts.com.