INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE DAY
Join us at Feuerman Studios at 28 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, or at Mana Contemporary at 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey, on April 24th from 1-5pm to celebrate International Sculpture Day. This open studio is brought to you by the Carole Feuerman Studios. Light refreshments will be served.
The Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation Names Its First Resident Artist
Starting at the end of March 2016, Britney Penouilh, from New Orleans, Louisiana, will call New York City home as she is named the first Artist in Residence with the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation.
Penouilh earned a BFA from the University of New Orleans with minors in Geology and Marketing. Her work is a combination of art, design, philosophy, theology, geology, and poetry. A spatial dance from the microscopic realm to the macroscopic, her work is a thread between the physical and metaphysical, the quantum reality and the spiritual reality-weaving a tapestry of sacred geometry. Employing both analog and digital, Penouilh’s wok manifests through graphic design, sculpture, paintings, installations, and altars, as she explores the poetic narrative that lies between science and mysticism. For the past 3 years, she has built altars educating and celebrating the cultural identity of New Orleans.
Most recently, Penouilh exhibited The Amateur Scientist, a collage of scientific articles, graphite, plaster, and vellum on wood in Mixing Medias, the 2015 Group Show curated by Feuerman in cooperation with the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation, Mana Contemporary Art Museum, The Helis Foundation, and the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation.
After a successful showing, Penouilh, primarily a mixed media artist herself working with natural mediums such as wood, paper, plastic, and graphite in 2 dimensions, will spend 5 weeks under the tutelage and guidance of Feuerman to push her figurative work into the 3rd dimension with sculptural refinement. While working with Feuerman, Penouilh intends to learn about the materials, processes, and techniques required to produce large-scale sculptural work. An admirer of the poetry of Feuerman’s work and her thoughtfulness of form, function, and material, there is no doubt that Penouilh will do great things with the skills that she will develop while working with Feuerman during this residency.
MIXING MEDIAS 2015
Images from the official VIP opening of MIXING MEDIAS, the inaugural exhibition of the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation.
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 award deserving artists with exhibition opportunities, internships for college credit and education/research grants. In furtherance of such general purposes, the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation plans to foster innovative artistic expression and the creative process by organizing bi-annual fine art exhibitions that showcase the workof under-represented artists.
Please Join Us at MANA Contemporary as the
Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation Presents
In collaboration with
Mana Contemporary, The Helis Foundation, and the
Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation
SATURDAY DECEMBER 12, 2015
3 P.M. – 6 P.M.
MANA Contemporary, Room 456
888 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
December 12, 2015 – January 31, 2016
Exhibition open weekdays between 1:00 to 6:00 pm
The Feuerman Sculpture Foundation invites you to Mixing Medias, its first ever exhibition of innovative and creative under represented artists working in a diverse range of media. In collaboration with Mana Contemporary and the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Mixing Medias: 2015 is an exhibition with a diverse international presence of innovative, creative mid-career and under represented artists working in a diverse range of materials. 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. The exhibition will be on view from December 12, 2015 to January 31, 2016. The hours are 1:00pm to 6:00pm weekdays.
Mixing Medias: 2015 offers artists the opportunity to collaborate with other creative individuals while gaining publicity and exposure. There will be a catalogue and video made of the exhibition. Three financial grants will be awarded through the generosity of all three foundations, artists will gain exposure and be able to interact with major collectors, curators, galleries and cultural institutions. The Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation, Mana Contemporary, The Helis Foundation, and ESKFF.
Collectors and Press Reception
Collectors and members of the press are invited to gather for coffee at 11:00 AM on December 12th at Carole Feuerman Studios, 28 West 27th Street, Suite 488, New York City. There will be a bus at noon to transport VIP’s to Mana Contemporary. A press opening reception and announcement of winners is scheduled in the Mana Contemporary Café at 1:00PM. Many of the artists will be in attendance. At 3:00 PM a bus will leave Mana for NYC.
The exhibition will be open to the public from 3PM – 6PM on December 12th at Mana in room 456. It is also open weekdays from 1PM – 6 PM until January 31, 2016.
China Blue New York
Jiwoong Cheh South Korea
Rachel David Louisiana
Matthew DeSanctis New York
Donna Dodson Massachusetts
Shelly Fireman New York
Resi Giardello Italy
Steven Phillip Harris Indiana
Charles Hinman New York
Mary Hrbacek New York
Richard Humann New York
Gene Kiegel New York
Jannis Markopoulos Berlin
Jae Yong Kim South Korea
Glenn Marlowe New York
Michael Manjarris Texas
Andy Moerlein Alaska
Seungmo Park South Korea
Anna Paola Pizzocaro Italy
Maria Pavlovska Macedonia
Britney Penouilh Louisiana
Natasha Rodriguez New York
Dave Rogers New York
Ekaterina Smirnova New Siberia
Prospero Vega New York
Idan Zareski Israel
A jury consisting of Richard Friswell, Edward Rubin, and Steve Rockwell selected the artists. Richard Friswell is an award-winning art journalism writer, as well as publisher and managing editor of ARTES magazine, an international fine arts e-magazine. He is a member of the Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art, American Section. He is currently on the faculty of Wesleyan University and the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, where he teaches cultural history and criticism. Edward Rubin is a NYC based writer, independent curator and photographer. His writings on art, culture, and entertainment, appear online and in numerous magazines in the US, as well as Europe and Asia. Rubin is a member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics). His photographs and collages have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US, as well as Europe. Steve Rockwell is the publisher and editor of dArt International magazine. First released in Los Angeles in 1998 and published from Toronto, dArt International covers contemporary art in New York, including various centers of art in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim.
The jury will announce winners for the Best in Show and two Runner-Ups at the VIP Press lunch on December 12th in the Mana Café. The Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation, ESKFF Foundation, and MANA Contemporary will award financial grants.
Selected committee member Charles Hinman is an abstract minimalist painter who pioneered the concept of the three-dimensional shaped canvas in the mid-1960s. Shelly Fireman, also selected as a committee member, is known as an accomplished restaurateur with nine restaurants, seven in New York City and two in National Harbor, Maryland. What is less known is that for many years, Fireman has been a sculptor. Mixing Medias will be his very first exhibition. Additionally, Fireman enjoys collecting art; his collection includes works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Julian Schnabel, Red Grooms, Leroy Neiman, Elizabeth Murray, Peter Max, Mark Kostabi, and Jean-Michel Folon. Video and documentary artist, Simone Sandoval will be interviewing the artists and making a short film about the exhibition.
The Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation was formed in 2011 to generate excitement, interest, and passion for the arts, and to inspire and award deserving artists with exhibition opportunities, internships, and grants. The Foundation plans to foster innovative artistic expression and the creative process by organizing annual fine art exhibitions that showcase deserving artists.
The Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF), founded in 2009, is an alternative channel for connecting artists, curators, collectors, galleries, cultural institutions, and the public through exhibitions and programming based on private contemporary art collections. Dedicated to expanding our understanding of contemporary art, the ESKFF exhibits collections usually hidden from the public eye, enriched by programs that include lecture series by artists and collectors, in order to bridge the gaps within the arts community.
The Helis Foundation is a significant philanthropic benefactor in New Orleans, providing support to a broad range of charitable and civic organizations including the United Way, the World War II Museum, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, as well as number of museums, schools, hospitals, homeless shelters and conservation/preservation organizations. Helis believes in being an integral part of the fabric of the local communities in which we work.
Mana Contemporary is a cultural center in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. Opened in May 2011, the center provides services, spaces, and programming for artists, collectors, curators, performers, students, and community. It includes artist studios, exhibition spaces, and storage and is situated in a 1920s-era brick former manufacturing building in the city's Marion Section near Marion Junction. The one million square foot facility is home to the Middle East Center for the Arts (MECA), The Richard Meier Model Museum, the archives of the International Center of Photography, the Magnum Foundation, the dance companies of Karole Armitage and Shen Wei, Gary Lichenstein Editions and foundations established by Eileen S Kaminksy (ESKFF) and Carole A. Feuerman.
Carole A. Feuerman is an American artist working in hyperrealism, a movement that she started in the 1970's along with Duane Hanson and John DeAndrea.
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Special Thanks to the sponsors: ESKFF Foundation, The Helis Foundation, and MANA Contemporary.
For questions please contact: 212-213-4988; at email@example.com.