October 3 - November 9, 2002
LAURIE REID has a unique approach to making watercolors. Unlike traditional watercolorists, Reid embraces the sculptural effects created by the buckling and puckering of water on white sheets of rag paper. The results invite the viewer to be slowly swept up and taken by the lines, curves, and dots on the paper. Reid enjoys making visual references to literature and text through her placement of dots and marks, seemingly both random and orderly at the same time. Several years ago, Reid’s interest shifted away from representation as subject matter towards line and the effects of water on paper. She explores the ways in which water, atmosphere, gravity, paper and pigment intersect and how they interact with one another.