Winn Rea - Topo walk (2012)
Rea has been reviewed in The New York Times, Geijutsu-Shincho, (a monthly Japanese contemporary Art magazine) and on-line media including The Huffington Post and AlterNet. Rea has received grants from The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Puffin Foundation, and the Vermont Studio Art Center. Rea is Assistant Professor of Art at Long Island University-Post, Brookville, New York, and is a member of the Phoenix Gallery, New York, where she works to promote the art of emerging artists from around the country. Her studio is in Long Island City, New York.
Topo Walk: Cold Spring Harbor Hollow (single channel video), 2012, allows the viewer to take the place of my body passing through the landscape. What the eye scans passes above what the foot traces below. The image of sunlight filtered through a canopy of green leaves is punctured by fragments of urban night scenes capturing the way the mind displaces itself from its current location when remembering a distant landscape. Feet tread rhythmically on forest floor, then scramble down subway stairs-one location displaces the other in mind and body, then back again.