Monday, November 30, 2015

December News

The Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation
Presents
Mixing Medias: 2015
Opening Reception: December 12th at 3:00 P.M to 6:00 P.M. 
Exhibition Dates: December 12, 2015 – January 31, 2016
Exhibition open weekdays between 1:00 to 6:00 pm
888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, Room 456, Jersey City, NJ
 The Feuerman Sculpture Foundation invites you to Mixing Medias, an exhibition of innovative and creative under represented artists working in a diverse range of media. Artists were selected by a jury consisting of Richard Friswell, Edward Rubin, and Steve Rockwell. The jury will announce winners for the Best in Show and two Runner-ups during the exhibition opening on December 12th. Selected Artists: China Blue, Jiwoong Cheh, Rachel David, Matthew DeSanctis, Donna Dodson, Shelly Fireman, Resi Giardello, Steven Phillip Harris, Charles Hinman, Mary Hrbacek, Richard Humann, Jannis Markopoulos, Jae Yong Kim, Glenn Marlowe, Michael Manjarris, Andy Moerlein, Seungmo Park, Anna Paola Pizzocaro, Maria Pavlovska, Britney Penoulh, Natasha Rodriguez, Dave Rogers, Ekaterina Smirnova, Prospero Vega, Idan Zareski Honorary Artists: Shelly Fireman, Charles Hinman Special Thanks to the sponsors: ESKFF Foundation, and MANA Contemporary. For questions please contact Kara Stitcher at assistant@carolefeuerman.com.

Jannis Markopoulos, Venus 1, 2015, Resin Acrylic Painted

Carole Feuerman is prominently featured at Mana Contemporary where she occupies a studio space on the fourth floor. The Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation was formed in 2011 in order to generate excitement, interest, and passion for the arts and to inspire and reward deserving artists with exhibition opportunities, visibility, and financial grants. Furthermore, the foundation promotes the exchange of creative expression and strives to support mid-career artists whom contribute a new energy to the artistic community. To learn more about Carole Feuerman and her foundation please visit http://www.carolefeuermanfoundation.org.

Carole Feuerman, Catalina, 1981, Resin and Oil
Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as a pioneering figure in the world of hyper-realistic art. Coined “the reigning doyenne of super-realism” by art historian John T. Spike, she has solidified her place in the rhetoric of art history.  She explores the three-dimensional world of figurative sculpture with her unique vocabulary and continues to push the boundaries of sculpture. Her interest in realism is indicative of her desire to sculpt the human body, forging historical links with the past while revealing her compelling vision for the future. She has had six major museum retrospectives to date, and will have her seventh at the Deland Museum of Florida in 2016. Her work has been showcased in multiple Biennales, winning first prize at three of them, the State Hermitage, the Palazzo Strozzi, the Kunstmuseum Ahlen, the Archeological Museum di Fiesole, and the Circulo de Bellas Artes. Her art work is in numerous collections including that of his majesty the Emperor of Japan, William & Hillary Clinton, Norman Brahman, the Caldic Collection, Ariella Wertheimer, and Malcolm Forbes, to name a few.


I am proud to announce that I will be exhibiting two of my sculptures in this show: Hyena Woman and Mama Warthog alongside many talented and upcoming artists including Andy Moerlein:



"Twice as Good" at the Boston Sculptors Gallery

The Boston Sculptors Gallery’s annual holiday exhibition is twice as good this year, as each member has invited a guest sculptor to showcase work in the show.Each sculptor – member or guest – has created two new pieces, resulting in nearly 150 works, ranging in price from $200-$800. All works will be cash and carry.“We are beyond thrilled to be hosting this show,” said Boston Sculptors Gallery Director Jean Mineo. “It gives our members’ colleagues an opportunity to show their work in one of the city’s premier gallery spaces, doubles the exhibition’s offerings, and generates a spirit of collaboration and community.” The gallery will host an artists’ reception/brunch on New Year’s Day, featuring the live, jazzy sounds of Boston’s High Street Players.

Exhibition Dates: Dec 16, 2015 – Jan 17, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, Dec 18, 2015, 6-8:30 PM
New Year’s Day Artists’ Reception (brunch & live music): Friday, Jan 1, 2016, 2-5 PM 
SOWA First Friday Reception: Jan 8, 5-8 PM
Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 12-6 PM


Pregnant Kangaroo, cast glass,, 6" tall Ed 1/10

I will be exhibiting my small works in this show and I have invited Marty Ulman to join me in the fun!

Martin Ulman, XEBEC, 2004, Mixed Medium.

SAVE THE DATE:

Mermaids

Sculpture by Donna Dodson
January 8- February 5, 2016
Reception: January 24, 2016, 1pm – 2pm
NEW BEDFORD MUSEUM OF ART

Donna Dodson. Octopussy. 2015
Update: Don Wilkinson posted a fabulous review of my first solo museum show, for South Coast Today.



Monday, November 2, 2015

November News

Avian Inspirations: Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein

Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan USA

Display by Andy Moerlein
Avian Inspirations is an exhibition of small-scale sculptural work by Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein. Also known as the collaborative team The Myth Makers, Dodson and Moerlein created the monumental Avian Avatars that are sited about downtown Muskegon Michigan. This show is an intimate view into how their individual vocabulary contributes to the larger outdoor pieces.





Donna Dodson’s finely sculpted animal headed goddesses reference ancient archetypes. Her wood sculptures of a vulture, rooster, pea hen, and pheasant each represent unique personality types. These bird-human hybrid figures assume postures of transcendence.  Their forms reference Egyptian canopic vessels and Native American totems, lending them a mythic, timeless quality.

Culture Vulture

Ms. Pea Hen

Prodigal Daughter















Delicate Conversations
Moerlein’s birds, perched on branches and ledges, are a familiar sight, a pause for a creature otherwise seemingly in constant movement. A still bird carries an inherent sense of impending action, but in Moerlein’s work the moment is frozen, and the birds locked in place. They stand as sentries, or settled into rest on twisting, organic structures that are characters themselves. Boulders rest precariously atop narrow branches, or fungal forms hang like decks above spindly legs. And through these, the birds sit, caught in their own narratives, unmoved by the complexity around them, looking outward or to each other alone. 


Unsion by Andy Moerlein

In seeing the individual works of Dodson and Moerlein, the audience can find the genesis of the Avian Avatars, and better understand the inspirations of their form and materials. Dodson’s iconic, stoic figures are writ large, but now are revealed through the twisting and layered complexity of Moerlein’s saplings. Found objects intrude and become part of the form, lending their own character to these giant sentries. A sense of the ancient looms, of figures built for burning in sacred and communal rites. In the blending of two artist’s inspirations, a greater unison is revealed. 






Reminder: Join us for our 1st Anniversary Open House: Saturday, November 7th 1-4pm
Update: Read all about The Myth Makers in this Maynard Grapevine article by Denishe.



Recently installed at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury Massachusetts: 


Forest Grace by The Myth Makers: Donna Dodson & Andy Moerlein



If you missed the Boston Sculptors show at Chesterwood this summer... You can still see our piece "Forest Grace" through 2017 on the grounds of the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury.