For those who love the figure and realism, look no further than KM Fine Arts, Chicago.
A new exhibition of internationally acclaimed sculptor Carole A. Feuerman’s latest work opened over the weekend at KM Fine Arts in Chicago, Illinois. For over 40 years, Feuerman has established a legendary career and received renown for her hyperrealist sculptures of female swimmers and bathers. Perfectionism, amazingly, does not quite capture the level of detail, time, patience, and skill required to fabricate one of these figures. As the gallery notes, “Genuine mink fur is used for the replication of eyelashes and hair, and the details of the tanned skin, fingernails, and bathing suit ripples are painstakingly painted on. These details combined with the perfectly formed water droplets made of clear resin create astonishingly life-like sculptures. A number of swimmers are even dressed with swim caps that are bejeweled with red and crystalline Swarovski Crystals.”

Carole A. Feuerman, “Miniature Quan (2nd),” 2013, oil on resin, 11 x 11 x 7 in. KM Fine Arts, Chicago

The exhibition will feature some of Feuerman’s most iconic sculptures, including “Balance,” “Serena,” and “Miniature Quan.” The captivating level of realism and detail extend to Feuerman’s miniature sculptures as well, serving as evidence that the sculptor possesses a high degree of dexterity along with her notable talent for anatomy.

Carole A. Feuerman, “Next Summer,” 2012, oil on resin, 39 x 54 x 50 in. KM Fine Arts, Chicago

“Carole A. Feuerman: New Works” opened on July 31 and will be on view through September 15.
To learn more, visit KM Fine Arts.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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