"Carole A. Feuerman Solo Exhibition"

Hyperrealism is in full swing at the intimate Octavia Art Gallery, as Carole A. Feuerman displays "Carole A. Feuerman Solo Exhibition." A major new work, Christina, created for this exhibition, along with a number of works from the past few years. Hyperrealism art is intended to simulate reality so precisely that the art can easily be mistaken for the real thing. Christina is a life-size sculpture, composed of painted resin, a statue of an attractive, fit woman in a white bathing suit with orange and yellow designs on it, and a helmet-style bathing cap. She is turning her face to the sun, and the gallery's lighting adroitly simulates that sun. Though in a discreet one-piece bathing suit, Christina is dressed to please, with silver strap-on open shoes with high heels, though not spiked. She is aware of her beauty, poised and confident, perhaps prepared for the pose as her armpits have been groomed. On her back there is a detailed zipper for the bathing suit, with a few hairs escaping from the bathing cap. So vivid is the impersonation that a viewer might imagine he had seen her at a pool. "Carole A. Feuerman Solo Exhibition" continues through December 5, at the Octavia Art Gallery Houston, 3637 West Alabama, Suite 120, open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 713-877-1810, octaviaartgallery.com.
Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Oct. 30. Continues through Dec. 5, 2014
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