Jeffrey Schrier’s seven foot high paintings are infused with luminous impressions of Hudson River environs and are intended to imply Creation stories across a cultural spectrum: light emerging out of darkness, form out of chaos; the sprouting of
2006-2015 Schrier created eighteen works in response to extremist / fundamentalist pronouncements that the natural disasters of our past decade were divine retaliation. Schrier worked outdoors in storms on flood stained expanses of archival paper to directly involve natural forces in his process of creation.
Video by Nick Cannell
Selections from the ten exhibited works, each, 50 1/8” X 85", acrylic, river clay, rain & aerosol on flood stained archival paper, occasional organic material
Hidden Light: Ohr Ha-Ganuz
The works are enhanced and damaged by wind, rain and hail. Rips and tears along the edges or corners are sometimes gilded or embellished, based on kinstugi, the Japanese tradition of fusing cracked ceramics with a gold vein, thus
transforming damage to treasure.
The works reflect tensions between dynamic environmental states of being, human interpretations of cataclysmic natural events, and the artist’s internal experience at the time each work was executed.
Throughout the series, the vast range of application of paint expresses the visceral involvement of the artist with his world.
Exhbition sponsors: Steel Imaginations @H-Art and Hudson
River HealthCare Inc, serving the
Hudson Valley and Eastern Long Island, NY.