The Farkash Gallery Presents: Ariela Werthimer and Carole A.Feuerman
When women support each other incredible things happen.
Opening Reception, 17th May, NYC
When Women Support Each Other, Incredible Things Happen: Ariela Wertheimer, Carole Feuerman; A Joint Exhibition
Partners with Carole Feuerman for an Exclusive Exhibit to Support Female Empowerment
Artists, Ariela Wertheimer and Carole A. Feuerman, are currently exhibiting their work at Chashama Gallery (7 East 14th St. New York, NY). The exhibit, presented by Tel Aviv based The Farkash Gallery in partnership with the nonprofit Chashama, supports both artists’ mission of women supporting other women to enable incredible things to happen. Chashama supports artists by giving them space to create and present their work, while fostering community development through the arts.
Wertheimer and Feuerman decided to join forces after meeting at the international art festival, La Biennale di Venezia in 2017. Wertheimer had owned one of Feuerman’s sculptures from years ago and when they connected, they learned that their artworks are both inspired from a common theme– female empowerment.
Wertheimer was awarded ‘Best International Exhibitor’ during her U.S. debut at Artexpo New York last month. Continuing to showcase her artwork, ‘Jaffa Venice Light Boxes’ the exhibit is an optic experience of a visual system, giving an onlooker a humane and personal connection that doesn’t allow any room for indifference. The light boxes are twelve individual characters trapped between railings and each person is in their own small or large prison.
“I am very excited to be co-exhibiting with a fellow artist who is inspired by women and their personal experiences and stories,” says artist, Ariela Wertheimer. “My artworks give expression to many issues such as homosexuality, domestic violence, sexual abuse, body image issues, and so forth. Through my work I show that a person has the right to decide how he or she is coping with his or her difficulty, and whether they decide to develop and grow from the difficulty into a strength, embracing the “bars”, or remain in the same place. Within us is the power to allow ourselves to make a change in the space we have in our lives.”
ABOUT ARIELA WERTHEIMER
Born in Israel, Ariela Wertheimer is highly-recognized artist specializing in various disciplines. Ariela first began her career in the medical field, having studied to be an X-Ray technician. Ariela then served in the Israeli Armed forces for twelve years. It is with this diverse background that Ariela finds inspiration for her work and creative techniques. Ariela began painting consistently, and showing her work in group exhibitions, in 1997. Eventually, Ariela moved from the suburbs to Tel Aviv, exposing her to an invigorating city life that provides her with the energy to create, photograph, and paint at an urban rhythm. Together, Ariela and her husband have five children. When she isn’t creating new works, Ariela volunteers in the oncology department at the Rambam Hospital in Haifa.
Carole A. Feuerman is a pioneering hyperrealist sculptor being one of the three leaders that started the movement in the late seventies by making life-like sculptures that portrayed their models precisely. Feuerman’s studio is one of the only studios that can produce these hyperrealist figures in a way suitable for the outdoors, allowing her intimate works to be installed in public spaces around the world. Through her sculptures, Feuerman tells stories of strength, survival, balance and the struggle achieve. Feuerman has spent the last four decades sculpting monumental, life-sized, and museum-sized works in bronze, resin, and marble.
ABOUT CAROLE A. FEUERMAN
Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as a pioneering sculptor who sculpted Hyperrealistically in the late ‘70’s. Her career, spanning over 4 decades, has produced work in steel, bronze, and resin. She has taught, lectured, and given workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, Columbia, and Grounds for Sculpture. In 2011, she founded her own foundation. She has had 9 solo museum retrospectives, and is included in the permanent collections of nineteen museums. Last summer she had a solo show in the 2017 Venice Biennale and this year she has a solo show in Knokke, Belgium. Selected collectors include the Emperor of Japan, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Malcolm Forbes. Feuerman seeks to connect with her viewers on an intuitive level, evoking emotion and engagement. It is often the viewer’s participation, or the object/viewer relationship, that completes her work. On an ongoing basis, Feuerman’s work can be seen in public locations, selected galleries and museums worldwide.
For more information, visit www.carolefeuerman.com