“One Woman’s Dreams and Visions” features the works of Carolyne Singer. Expected to include new mixed-media sculptures (self-supporting and wall hung), butterfly collages using her mono-printed papers, butterfly prism color pencil drawings.
Butterflies have been an important symbol in the art of Carolyne Singer for 50 years. Butterflies can symbolize transformation, rebirth, immortality, beauty, femaleness, freedom, transience, death, the soul…. In her show at the Dolphin Gallery, April 10 – June 6, 2021, Carolyne will be showing sculptures, collages and pencil drawings all featuring butterflies.
Singer’s sculptures explore ways to represent childhood memories, simultaneous and interrelated events, dreams and waking visions. A lover of theatrical illusion and a collector of ephemera and “stuff” she creates environments and figures by transforming ordinary materials into the unexpected.
Butterflies take center stage in Singer’s collages created with unique papers she prints with many layers of pattern. Very different are her colored pencil drawings using the butterfly format to explore abstract design.
Carolyne Singer added, “I love theatrical illusion. My four sided sculpture is my newest exploration of ways to symbolically represent childhood memories, simultaneous and interrelated events, dreams and waking visions.
I also enjoy creating miniature figures, scenes, worlds. I share this passion with my brothers, one makes model train environments, the other exquisitely detailed models of cars, planes and alien crafts. I love seeing the potential in something discarded or ordinary. I am a collector of ephemera and “stuff”. I am playing with ways to animate sculpture – springs, pendulums, pop-ups…..
Butterflies have shown up in my art for a long time. I embroidered a butterfly 50 years ago. When I made custom clothing my logo was a butterfly in a new moon, a symbol of my clothing’s ability to transform the wearer. I’ve made fantasy butterfly drawings for 15 years. I made a butterfly filled torso sculpture two years ago. When I wanted to explore mono printing I turned the printed papers into butterfly collages. Now butterflies inhabit my newest sculpture. Butterflies can symbolize transformation, rebirth, immortality, beauty, femaleness, freedom, transience, death, the soul….”
Exhibit will continue through June 6, 2021.