Carole Feuerman, Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball + Video Projection, 2015, lacquer on resin, 60” x 43” x 45”
Museum of Art - DeLand, Carole Feuerman: Body of Work (April 8 - July 3, 2016)
 
 
 
 
Museum of Art - DeLand's Spring Season Opens April 8

It’s been a little more than three years since residents and visitors to DeLand, Florida, experienced the incredible life-sized human-like sculptures of hyperrealist Duane Hanson. On Friday, April 8, 2016, between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Museum of Art – DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., Museum guests will witness something equally extraordinary, while encountering something quite unique, and meet the artist herself, in the new spring exhibition opening of Carole Feuerman: Body of WorkThis special exhibition is made possible through the generosity of signature sponsor Linda Pinto.

Holding three Bachelors of Fine Arts from New York’s School of Visual Arts and Hofstra’s University and from Pennsylvania’s Temple University, Feuerman is a pioneer in the world of hyperrealist sculptures, which emerged in the early 70s. Originally from Hartford, CT, the artist was one of only three artists, including Duane Hanson and John De Andrea, who portrayed their models precisely as they were.

The artist will be present to discuss her sculptures, and will be signing her newest monograph, Swimmers, published by the Artist Book Foundation. An exclusive silk screen, diamond dust print, published by Gary Lichtenstein Editions at Mana Contemporary and made especially for this exhibit, will be for sale in the Museum Store along with her book.
 
Feuerman's Body of Work exhibit will feature iconic sculptures from the artist’s 45-year career and a never-before-presented interactive video installation called Birth/Geyser, made in collaboration with Michelangelo Bastianji. This work of art was inspired by Feuerman's witnessing of a geyser in Iceland. The installation engages both sight and sound. Feuerman, struck with the intimacy of the Earth giving birth, saw a fully-formed woman brought forth by the power of the geyser. 

Many of Feuerman’s sculptures are physically larger than life, most of which are strong athletic female swimmers. "Carole has carved a very special niche for herself,” said Museum of Art – DeLand CEO George Bolge. “Her works manage to impart a sense of peace and natural beauty while projecting an aura of authenticity."

Feuerman’s prolific work during the past four decades has been exhibited and collected world-wide. She's exhibited in four of the Venice Biennales, the Piazza della Repubblica and the Teatro Romano e Museum Civico in Fiesole; at Harbour City; Hong Kong, The National Museum of China, Shanghai; and at the Daejeon and Suwon Museums in Korea. Petrosino Square in New York City and the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan, are only two of numerous public sculpture exhibitions where Feuerman's work has appeared.

Museum guests who have the good fortune to tour the galleries and view Feuerman’s works this Friday at the Museum of Art - DeLand (600 N. Woodland Blvd.) will encounter artworks of three other exceptional artists in the exhibitions Frank Rampolla: The Figure and in Jack Levine & Hyman Bloom: Against the Grain. Two weeks later, on April 29, the works of abstract expressionist Syd Solomon will be concealed and revealed in an exhibition by the same name in the downtown galleries at 100 N. Woodland Blvd., opening at 5 p.m. For additional information on upcoming related exhibition programming, please visit MoArtDeLand.org
 
 
 
 
Do you have your WEARABLE ART 5 tickets yet? Just a reminder, that the fifth annual juried art fundraising production, hosted by the Museum Guild, with MC J.B. Webb, is next week! On April 16, 2016, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Wayne G. Sanborn Center (815 S. Alabama Ave in DeLand), numerous Florida artists and models will entertain you by debuting original, wearable works of art in a special Fantasy in DeLand Wearable Art production. There'll be hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, fantastic drawing prizes (Apple Watch, an 18K Citrine Pendant, Athens Theatre flex tickets...), 30+ Silent Auction items valued at more than $4000, and much more!  

Tickets are $45/person or $40 each for two or more tickets. Click on the PayPal button at MoArtDeLand.org/Wearable-Art-5 to buy your tickets today. Or, come in to the Museum at 100 N. or 600 N. Woodland Blvd., or call 386.734.4371, during regular business hours Tues - Sat. Thank you to the 2016 Wearable Art 5 SponsorsGold Level Mac’s on Main; Silver Level DeBary Animal Hospital; Bronze Level Judy Thompson; Leaders Bellini’s Deli, Boulevard Tire Center, Sal Cristofano & Laura Gosper, Jacobs Heating & Air Conditioning, H & R Block, M & E Fairview, Peggy Strahman and... More: MoArtDeLand.org/Wearable-Art-5
 
 
 
 
 
Be a part of something special. Make a creative investment in the life of a child by becoming a Museum of Art - DeLand 2016 Camp Create Scholarship Sponsor. More.
 
 
 
 
 
EXTENDED DATE REMINDER: The exhibition California Impressionism has been extended until Sunday, April 17, in the downtown galleries at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand. Expressing Nature's Sublime Beauty by Richard Reep  More on Exhibitions.
 
 
 
 

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