In these large scale
assemblage works damaged Lepidoptera wings flank a female form generated
from photographs of ‘Synagoga’, a recurring theme in medieval and
gothic cathedral facade statuary; (‘a graceful forlorn figure with
falling crown, blindfolded, downcast, staff broken, carrying a shattered
or down turned law (tablets), allegorical representations of Judaism’).
“Synagoga’ figures were also employed in stained glass, manuscripts
and frescoes and were intended as critical representations of Judaism
that at times inflamed anti-Semitism. Schrier calls attention to this
politically motivated religious art form, while visually elevating the
victimized “Synagoga” representations with wings. The series
reflects the artist’s penchant for the use of the most ordinary of
materials to express complex content.
6’ X 9’
Shattered styrene, acrylic and glass on speckled formica laminate,
fragments from burnt prayer books from Eastern Europe inset with reproduction on
vinyl and acrylic of Synagoga stone sculpture from Trier, Liebfrauenkirche (west
6’ X 9’
Rug padding fused with handmade paper of broken leaves and page fragments of
burnt prayer and Torah books from Eastern Europe; electric light under acetate
reproduction of Synagoga stone sculpture from Strasbourg Cathedral, c 1230.
6’ X 9’
Ripped burlap on glitter felt with fake fur, pipe insulation, weed barrier
cloth, unraveled rope, knotted fringe tied in traditional tallit
configuration. Double overlay of yellow slipcover vinyl with burnt edges.
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