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A sculpture catches the attention of crowds at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair.


Texas Contemporary Art Fair

“The reaction most people had to this sculpture was a double take as they walked by, followed by a close inspection of the work… a look of disbelief at how realistic it was,” photographer Arie Moghaddam says of Carole Feuerman’s sculpture “Kendall Island.” Feuerman, who is based in New York, works with live models to create hyper-realistic sculptures of swimmers and bathers. This piece, modeled after an acquaintance of the artist, was one of the most popular at this year’s Texas Contemporary Art Fair. The fair, which took place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown, brought temporary displays by more than 60 artists to Houston for the weekend, attracting great crowds despite the Texans’ season-opening football game and a heavy summer downpour.