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"Liquid Space: New Work by Laurie Reid"
2005-04-21 until 2005-06-04
Kiang Gallery
Atlanta, GA, USA United States of America

Kiang Gallery is pleased to announce "Liquid Space", an exhibition of new work by Laurie Reid which opened Thursday April 21, 2005. In her previous work she used watercolor with very little pigment, soaking the paper, leaving subtle ridges of gesture and nuance. In "Liquid Space", Reid investigates the formal constructs of space using her established vocabulary of dots, lines, and strings of pattern, made confident with dense concentrations of weighty pigment. The heavy marks seem random but are all carefully controlled, occupying the generous expanse of the paper and producing metaphors for form and process.    

Reid says, "My work is primarily an exploration of how the physical world meets the human mind through the act of painting. I see painting as a place where water, atmosphere, gravity, paper and pigments intersect and interact with each other and the artist in a way that ultimately manifests some of the singular properties and the simple mysteries of the world we live in."

Laurie Reid currently lives and works in Berkeley, CA. She received the prestigious SECA Award at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1999, and her work was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial. Reid‚s paintings are in the collections of the Arkansas Arts Center, Berkeley Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Art, Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT, Portland Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Jose Museum of Art, UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Yale University Art Museum.

This is her second solo exhibition with Kiang Gallery.


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