By Carole A. Feuerman
Curated by Demetrio Paparoni
Saturday 13 May opened the exhibition Crossing the sea , the project by Carole A. Feuerman curated by Demetrio Paparoni and promoted by the Made in Cloister Foundation and Bel Air Fine Art.
Drops of water run down the skin warmed by the sun. The feeling of harmony and balance is the starting point of the work of the artist Carole A. Feuerman (Hartford, 1945) who will be the protagonist of the new transformation project of the Made in Cloister Foundation.
One of the definitions of Made in Cloister project is a place to give life to new forms of beauty through art, an idea of beauty that is present in all things, even the apparently most disorienting ones.
Carole was one of the first hyper-realist sculptors, a concept that appeared in art in the 70s in which brushes and canvases give way to resin to create a copy of reality that is even more faithful than reality itself. But Feuerman with her swimmers is not an all-round hyper-realist, a good part of her artistic research lies in capturing a sensation of enchantment and purity. Furthermore, the drops that reflect light on the resin bodies represent something from the future that is about to happen shortly, creating a suspended, waiting atmosphere.
Artist of reality and observer of emotions, through her sculptures she evokes sensations that gradually evolve. Starting from happy memories and emotions linked to the sea up to rediscovering, under the apparent beauty and tranquility, a profound meaning of heroism, triumph and liberation.In 1981, the artist was struck by scenes of men and women facing the sea from Cuba to reach Key West on life rafts. These shocking images led her to tell another story linked to the sea, in which melancholy is no longer implied by the swimmers' masks, but is clearly expressed as in one of her most iconic sculptures EN 2 0278: an inner tube with which protrude the hands of a woman, while from the void the hand of a man clings to them in search of help.We are waiting for you on Saturday 13 May from 11.00 to 23.00 with a whole day in the cloister among the hyper-realistic works of Feuerman.The Cloister Bar will be open all day to have a brunch or stop for an aperitif.Entrance 5 euros