Carole A. Feuerman
Fifty Years of Looking Good
Elegant, dreamy swimmers: Carole A. Feuerman's lifelike figures meet us as precisely captured snapshots
1st edition, 2020
192 pages, 120 color illustrations
24 x 30 cm
Carole A. Feuerman is celebrated as a pioneer and one of America’s major exponents 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 group 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 that 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 art historian. He lives and works in Italy as a curator, author, lecturer and critic of contemporary art.