New Yorkers can now see firsthand just how strikingly real the work of American artist Carole A. Feuerman is. A series of nine of her hyper-realistic swimmer sculptures are on display along Park Avenue from 34th Street to 38th Street in Manhattan’s Murray Hill neighborhood.
Feuerman is credited as being one of the founding members of the hyper-realistic art movement which started in the 1970s. Today, she is the only female artist who creates hyper-realistic painted outdoor sculptures.
The playful series of swimmer sculptures shows swimmers sitting on beach balls, lounging on inner tubes, and in divining positions. Bright vibrant colors make the sculpture pop against the streetscape and skyline while metallic and reflective accents make them glisten in the sun. The installation is an open invitation to summer fun.
This installation of Feuerman’s art marks the second outdoor public exhibition hosted by the Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA). The first exhibition was of giant origami animals by French artist Idriss B. This new installation by Feuerman is debuting in conjunction with a solo show of her work at the Galeries Bartoux on Central Park South. The exhibition is called Sea Idylls. The gallery show will feature a reconstruction of Feuerman’s studio, her first sculpture, and a selection of exclusive artworks.
The 9 monumental sculptures along Park Avenue and the gallery show will be on view through the end of 2023. Check out more photos of the swimmer sculptures, including behind-the-scenes images of them being installed, in the gallery below!
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