Over the years Laurie Reid has been working with various properties of paper, color, solubility, and chance to dictate her explorations. In her residency at Aurobora, Reid extended her investigation with color application, minimal composition, and the use of an intaglio press as a way of experimenting with improvisation and chance.
In her suite of monotypes, Reid embraces the concept of mutability as a thematic armature for her compositions. Reid’s fluid brush stokes, a reduced palette, wispy ink-to-plate applications and a single immediate pass through the press, were consciously self-imposed boundaries she set for the course of her residency. Each monotype was conceived on a narrow, horizontal band of paper (11’ x 30”) and in turn, these individual compositions were then aggregated to form a larger, singular installation. Laurie Reid’s improvisational suite of monotypes successfully capture both the openness of the medium as well as the underlying concept of notating subtle, visual change.
January / February 2008
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR; Philadelphia Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, University of California, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, CT