Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA) have made a big splash with its second art installation along the Park Avenue divide from 34th Street to 38th Street in Murray Hill. Carole A. Feuerman: Sea Idylls ~ a Monumental Exhibition of nine sculptures will be on view to December 10, 2023. Artist Carole A. Feuerman and Galeries Bartoux will hold a formal unveiling/ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 27th at 4pm at 38th Street and Park Avenue.
In addition, Carole Feuerman: Sea Idylls, a solo exhibition is on view at Galleries Bartoux, 104 Central Park South, NYC. An Opening Reception for this exhibition will be held on April 27th at 6:30pm.
Beginning on Park Avenue and 34th Street, below:
“We are honored to surprise you with the monumental artworks of hyperrealism pioneer Carole A. Feuerman on the famous Park Avenue malls of New York City. For 30 years we have strived to make art like this accessible to as many people as possible,” said Laura Bartoux of Galeries Bartoux.
“Carole A. Feuerman’s hyper realistic swimmers are sure to surprise and delight visitors to Park Avenue, and we are happy to have partnered with Patrons of Park Avenue and Galeries Bartoux to bring this visually striking exhibition to such an important throughway,” said NYC Parks Senior Public Art Coordinator Elizabeth Masella. “This installation speaks to our commitment at NYC Parks to enriching our public spaces with unique, high-quality art through our Art in the Parks program.”
Below, at Park Avenue and 35th Street:
“This exhibition is not just about art but about creating a moment of pause and reflection for the viewers. A unique opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in a surreal world of art,” said Carole A. Feuerman.
On 36th Street and Park Avenue:
On 37th Street and Park Avenue:
On 38th Street and Park Avenue:
About the artist ~ Carole A. Feuerman (b. 1945) is an American sculptor and author working in hyperrealism. Being one of the three artists credited with starting the movement in the late 1970s, she is best known for her figurative works of swimmers and dancers. She is the only artist to make realistically painted outdoor sculptures and the only woman to sculpt in this style.
She attended the School of Visual Arts in NYC, going on to work in illustration for The New York Times, and creating album covers for Alice Cooper and The Rolling Stones. In 1975 she made the cover image for the November issue of National Lampoon.
In 2008, Feuerman was commissioned by artist Seward Johnson and the Sculpture Foundation to create a painted bronze sculpture installation for the permanent collection of Grounds for Sculpture.
Feuerman’s public works have been exhibited in: Central Park and SoHo, the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, l’ Avenue George V and Saint Tropez, Hung Tai Museum in Changzhou, Harbor City, CHN, the Arsenale in the Venice Biennale, Giardino della Marinaressa, Palazzo Strozzi Palace, and Palazzo Reale, New Bond Street and Canary Wharf, and Osthaus Museum, Museumsplatz 1, Hagen, DEU.
In 2011, she founded Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation. She has four full color monographs and three autobiographies in English and Italian. Her works are in the permanent collections of thirty-one museums and owned by the cities of Sunnyvale CA and Peekskill NY, the State Hermitage, El Paso Museum, Steven A. Cohen, Former President Clinton, The Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, the Caldic Collection, Maluma, Dr. Henry Kissinger, and Malcolm Forbes.
Take a look back to POPA’s first outdoor art installation along the Park Avenue Divide ~ with Idriss B’s whimsical animal creatures, on view in 2022.