My current drawings explore a variety of forms related to my sculpture. Some are pillow-like forms made of chicken wire or hardware cloth. I make the forms and then draw them from many different angles, making many drawings. It is as though I am interrogating these forms. Other drawings are of sculptures or molds that were used to make the sculptures.
The grid appears in nearly every work that I create. At times it appears obvious. In other cases it can be very subtle. Psychologically, the grid is about creating order and a structure, holding together what seems to be uncertain.
For me the process of making drawing after drawing is where abstractions and realities become objects or windows in which the forms take on another personification.
Artist Bio / CV
Caroline Burton was born in Detroit Michigan and raised in Ohio and Colorado. She received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA from Rutgers’ University. Her abstract sculptures, paintings and drawings have been shown across the United States and abroad.
Caroline recently showed work in “The Feminine Mystique” at the Jersey City Museum. Her drawings were in, “Punch Bowl,” a show at Metaphor Contemporary Art in Brooklyn in December of 2007. She showed six sculpture pieces in “Squared” at The Educational Alliance Ernest Rubenstein Gallery in New York City in 2007. She also had several pieces in the “Knots” exhibition at New Jersey City University. In 2006 she had 19 sculpture pieces in a show, “Dimension,” at the Art League of Long Island. That same year Caroline showed drawings and sculpture in an exhibition at Bond Gallery in New York City. In 2004 her work was in “Slightly Off Center” at 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York City. Her one-person exhibition at RealForm Project Space in Brooklyn of 2004 included drawings and sculpture. The traveling museum show, “100 Artists Make Prints,” includes a print by Ms. Burton. She was included in the New Jersey Arts Annual for 2000 and 1996. In 2008 and 2000 Caroline was awarded New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grants for drawing. Her work is included in the collections of the Jersey City Museum, the Montclair Art Museum and the Zimmerli Museum, all located in New Jersey.