Red Spiral By Laurie Weller 2008
Laurie Weller's new works, Overlay, showing at the VAL galleries from 8/23 to 9/27, has its roots dating back many years. Overlay's most recent influence was Ms. Weller's residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2001. While prior paintings were vaquely influenced by music and dance, this new work was inspired both literally and figuratively by the dancers and musicians at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Laurie thinks of the relationships between the paintings as similar to that of an ensemble in music, each painting makes a statement.