Icebox Framing and Gallery Photography by Howard M. Christopherson
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I met Rea when she arrived at the Icebox with her sculpture that was a part of the Love in 2001 group exhibit. I photographed her here in the gallery, in a chair that was here for the same exhibit and gave me an impromptu set. Rea had a bone graft in her neck and was required to wear a brace which she immediately decorated along with her cane. Rea teaches art at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota. She makes wonderfully mysterious constructions, sometimes with sounds and moving things. To me they are like a crystallized dream. Rea shaved her head in solidarity to her sister who fought and won a battle with cancer.