Gwyneth Leech

Midtown Manhattan 1/9

View Image Details Gwyneth Leech surrounded by work in progress in her studio at 315 W 39th Street

Gwyneth Leech surrounded by work in progress in her studio at 315 W 39th Street
Photo credit: Esther Levine for the Village Voice

View Image Details View of the studio at 315 West 39th Street

View of the studio at 315 West 39th Street

View Image Details Studio work table

Studio work table

View Image Details Sketching in the studio at 315 West 39th Street

Sketching in the studio at 315 West 39th Street
Photo credit: Angelo Guglielmo

View Image Details Painting table, which belonged to the artist's grandfather

Painting table, which belonged to the artist's grandfather

View Image Details Painting One Vanderbilt construction from the corner of 42nd and Madison

Painting One Vanderbilt construction from the corner of 42nd and Madison
Photo credit Phil Penman WWW.PHILPENMAN.COM Studio@philpenman.com

View Image Details Construction site painting in progress on 42nd Street with subject behind

Construction site painting in progress on 42nd Street with subject behind

View Image Details Painting on location with travel easel on 53rd Streetubject behind

Painting on location with travel easel on 53rd Streetubject behind

View Image Details The Monolith

The Monolith
Duration: 00:10:03
Pioneering NYC artist, Gwyneth Leech, enters a midtown art studio only to find that her skyline view will soon be blocked by the construction of a high-rise hotel. But as the perspective out her window permanently shifts, so does the artist's point of view. The Monolith is directed by Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr. (The Woman Who Wasn't There), produced and shot by Andy Bowley, EP'd by Andrea L. Smith. Rosie Walunas adeptly employed the Adobe Creative Suite to bring over 200 pieces of Leech’s beautiful artwork to life using Animation, Motion Graphics and Compositing.

DIRECTOR: ANGELO J. GUGLIELMO, JR. PRODUCERS: ANDY BOWLEY, ROSIE WALUNAS EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: ANGELO J. GUGLIELMO, JR., ANDREA SMITH DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDY BOWLEY EDITOR: ROSIE WALUNAS COMPOSER: ABRAHAM CLEMENTS SOUND MIXER: DAVID WILSON ART DIRECTORS: ANGELO J. GUGLIELMO, JR. AND ROSIE WALUNAS STILL PHOTOGRAPHY: BEN KESSLER ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY: GWYNETH LEECH, SARA KERENS, MARIANNE BARCELLONA COLORISTS: BEN BROOKSBY, SAM WILES GRAPHIC DESIGN/POSTER: STEVE KIRWAN www.facebook.com/themonolithmovie

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In 2015, construction began right outside my studio window in Midtown Manhattan on what would become a 42 floor building. Overcoming the desire to flee, I made a decision to stay and record the process from the foundation up. I realized then how fast construction sites change, with new shapes, patterns, light effects and human dramas daily. It set my work on a new path. And as construction has filled my artworks, the city has become my studio.


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