Descending from legacies of pop and hyper-realism, the works of Carole Feuerman and David Levinthal explore the relationship between imagery and the fantasies, myths, and events that shape America’s contemporary cultural fictions. The works, both playful and uncanny, tackle issues such a voyeurism and the male gaze, representations of women in pop culture, stereotypes, and generics.
Since the early 1970’s, David Levinthal’s work has been a touchstone for conversations about theories of representation in photography and contemporary art as he has investigated the overlapping of popular imagery with personal fantasy through all of his major series including Hitler Moves East, Modern Romance, Wild West, Desire, Blackface, Barbie, Baseball, and History. In 2018, the George Eastman Museum presented David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire, the largest retrospective of his work to date accompanied by the most comprehensive publication ever produced on his work. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work is exhibited widely and part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Menil Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Carole Feuerman is an American sculptor working in Hyperrealism. She is one of the three artists credited with starting the movement in the late 1970s. She is best known for her figurative works of swimmers and dancers. She is the only artist to make realistically painted outdoor sculptures and the only woman to sculpt in this style.Exhibitions include Corpus Domini at Palazzo Reale, Milan, Master of Hyperrealism at the Church of The Pietà and Paradiso Art Gallery in Venice, ITA, Carole A. Feuerman: From la Biennale di Venezia and Open to Rome at Galleria d’Arte Moderna and Terrazzo del Pincio in Rome, Reflections of the Soul in Saint-Tropez, Hyperrealisme, Ceci n’est pas un corps at the Musée Maillol and Monumental on Avenue George V in Paris, and The Importance of Being Human at the Medici Museum of Art in Ohio, USA. Feuerman has a monumental public exhibition on Park Avenue, and a solo exhibition at Fondazione Made in Cloister.