LIU Post Professor Exhibits Environmental Art at the Phoenix Gallery
Marcia Harrington,Director of Public Relations
Works by LIU Post Adjunct Professor Winn Rea in an exhibit entitled, “Flow: Process Drawings and Videos from the Field,” are on view Jan. 8 to Feb. 1 at the Phoenix Gallery, 210 Eleventh Ave. at 25th St., Suite 902, New York, N.Y. Six videos and 12 drawings are on display, along with three sequential works made from images extracted from videos made in the woods of the Adirondack High Peaks region.
A woodland stream bank became Rea’s studio in creating the works. She explains that her environmental art is based on the process of working with natural materials. “I made looping drawings using rolled up leaves on rough watercolor paper. The vibration and sound of the drawing was captured in video by my iPhone, placed beside the drawing paper—the image trembles in the most mysterious way.”
The current exhibition is the artist’s third solo show at the gallery where her sculpture, video installations, and works on paper have also been seen. It is the conceptual link that unites the artist’s diverse work. “My work could be called ‘process art’ because it is not about making pictures of the landscape. Instead, I identify the most basic quality of the material or medium and seek an action that allows it to be experienced by the viewer—ultimately, I want the work to bring the viewer back into contact with nature.”
The public is invited to meet the artist on Feb. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Phoenix Gallery. More information and a video of the artist speaking about the work in her current show are available at winnrea.com.
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