• Laurie Reid

    Wirtz Art

    Laurie Reid titled her recent exhibition of eleven watercolors “Speechless,” but while the totality may have been visually subdued, the show’s cumulative effect was far from mute: The works on paper, each an iteration of a nearly identical motif, expressed a variety of ideas and posed a number of questions that changed according to one’s physical proximity to them. From a distance, the paintings appear to be two-dimensional, almost photographic evocations of the contours of mountains enshrouded in mist, or of lines made by water in sand. But on closer observation, they reveal themselves to be

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