Court Square Park
Court Square Park, Queens, NY
On view at Court Square Park Queens until November 2016, 24 hrs/day. Clare Weiss Emerging Artist grant
Shadow Migration exhibits steel animal silhouettes installed throughout the park. Klemperer investigates species threatened in the 20th century, now rebounding, showing up in “our backyard.” These shadows are essences of worldly form, fleeting and fleeing. Migration, both animal and human, increases as manmade changes force movement to more hospitable regions. These silhouettes are punctuated with cutouts shapes of countries around the world. Each animal is a melting pot, bearing countries on its body represented in Queens—the most diverse community in the world. Nations represented record where that animal once thrived, inviting contemplation of natural and human diversity now.