French American Carole Halle Wood Sculpture Precarious Presence 2015

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French American Carole Halle Wood Sculpture Precarious Presence 2015

carved as a vertical totem pole, the discreet sections suggestive of human forms. On a forged steel base. 

Signed, lower edge.

77" x 15" x 14"

2015

As made by the artist. 

Halle's work often combines abstracted human forms in positions of imbalance.  

Carole Halle artist's statement: 

I create large forms that are reminiscent of the human body or other organic shapes. My interest is in exploring how this language of forms can be used to portray human predicaments such as vulnerability, a sense of engulfment, despair, limitation or one of alienation. The fleshy compositions that appear in my work depict a compensatory world to our individualistic society that can be alienating, without merge to group, Nature, or a deeper Self. I envision this compensatory world as erotic, womb like, comforting, yet at the same time unsettling and engulfing. As a former dancer, my comprehension of form is a visceral one and my work is permeated by movement and rythm.

I create these shapes in various materials: drawings on paper or canvas, forged steel, wood, plaster and clay, exploring the potential of each medium to express the vulnerability and power of flesh. I am particularly interested in the contrast between the roughness of certain techniques and tools, such as the chainsaw or blacksmithing and the fragility and warmth of the desired result.

Selected exhibitions

2017   Solo show at the Union Art Center, Sparkill, NY, "Drawing Manifest", Drawings and sculptures. Upcoming.

2016   Pomona Cultural Center, Pomona New York, Two artists exhibition. 

2016   Cary Hill Sculpture Park, Salem New York, Outdoor sculpture. 

2016    Phyllis Harriman Mason gallery, New York City, Grant recipient exhibition. 

2015    Phyllis Harriman Mason gallery, New York City, Grant Recipients exhibition. 

2015   Solo show at Roshkowska gallery, Hudson NY, "Wood and Graphite", drawings and sculptures.

2014    Studio gallery, Westbrookville, NY, “Form and Figure”, drawings.

2013    Vytlacil residency, Sparkill, NY, Residents exhibition.

2013   Orange Hall Gallery ( SUNY Orange ), Middletown, NY, "On and off the wall, Sculpture: Art in three dimension".

2012    Vytlacil residency, Sparkill, NY, Residents exhibition.

 

Awards/Residencies

2016   Salem Art Works, Salem, New York. Fellowship recipient.

2015   Vytlacil residency, Sparkill, New York. Full scholarship recipient.

2014    Dumfries House ( Royal drawing School ), Scotland, UK, Artist residency. Full scholarship recipient.

2014    Milton & Sally Avery Arts foundation Grant.

2013    Vytlacil residency, Sparkill, New York. Full scholarship recipient.

2013    Nessa Cohen Grant for sculptors and print makers.

2012    Vytlacil residency, Sparkill, New York. Full scholarship recipient.

2011    Merit Scholarship, Art Students League of New York, New York City.

 Jill Fenichell, Incorporated is proud to exhibit two sculptures and eight drawings by the artist at Olympia Art Antiques Design, London, 2017.