FLIGHT at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
OF WITNESS / UNFINISHED FLIGHT
works that confront the tragedy of genocide
Schrier assembles massive sculptural works configured as
shimmering winged forms that are installed in museums, institutions
and public spaces. The works utilize 11 million can tabs collected
from all fifty states and eight countries by the middle school in
Mahomet Illinois, amassed to recognize the number of lives destroyed
in the Holocaust. Millions of tabs Schrier additionally acquired
numerically reference lives cut short by continuing acts of
inhumanity. Through Schrier's programs, over sixty-thousand
participants have constructed can tab elements, feather-like
structures that Schrier uses as the "clay-like" sculptural
material for his immense assemblage works, expressions of hope
developing out of tragedy.
montage monoprint 35" X46"
through June 30, 2017, HUC-JIR Museum, NYC, in Paint by Numbers.
generated the work above from an aerial photo of WINGS OF WITNESS
6 million can tabs, 100 feet wide, 4.5 tons at the Holocaust
Educational Center of Nassau County, Welwyn Preserve, Glen Cove,
montage includes images of the destroyed Warsaw Ghetto May, 1943.