Why Paper? Currently as we aspire to go paper-less, Heea Crownfield and Sandy Singletary are paper-more. They construct paper sculptures that reference the everyday transformed into narrations, memories, maybe even icons. Ms. Singletary's tableaus consist of life-sized objects constructed with papier mâché paired with intricately hand-built, unglazed porcelain objects. Ms. Crownfield macerates her daily detritus such as tea bags, onion skins, and fabric into handmade paper to build abstracted forms. Both artists merge reality with spirituality. Both artists have chosen to build in paper because of its physical properties. The hundreds of years of paper history add a dimension of archeology and timelessness to their sculpture though the every-day objects they reference are contemporary.
Why Paper? "Paper is a skin, a protective layer. Making paper is a physical, sensual experience... As a skin, paper creates a boundary between the inner and outer. It is not a barrier, but rather a mediator between worlds." Ms. Crownfield explains. "Paper combined with porcelain pushes and pulls the object in and out of reality. Paper blurs the reality while the porcelain objects are almost hyper-real in detail." according to Ms. Singletary. Visit Riverworks and find your own answers to Why Paper?
RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College. The gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.
For more information, call:
Fleming Markel, Manager
(864) 271-0679 or email
or visit www.gvltec.edu/vpa/