February 6, 2003—March 15, 2003 | Reception Thursday, Feb. 6th, 6-8PM
Using watercolor with very little pigment, Laurie Reid carefully constructs sophisticated abstractions that not only emphasize her materials—water, pigment, and paper —but also investigates formal constructs. Working on a large scale, Reid’s faint mark making of barely pigmented watercolor soaks the paper leaving a subtle trace of gesture and nuance. The paper, which supports the marks, is as equally defining as the marks themselves. The overall compositions are unique personal meditations on process. Reid’s vocabulary of dots, lines, and strings of pattern are faintly discernable. The rippling and buckling of the paper caused by the saturation of the watercolor adds a sculptural element to an otherwise flat medium.