Lori Comerford’s “Inside Out” now on exhibit at the Gibson Gallery

 

Artist Lori Comerford sees her exhibit “Inside Out” run at  The Gibson Gallery through Aug. 3. An opening reception was held last Sunday.

Artist Lori Comerford sees her exhibit “Inside Out” run at The Gibson Gallery through Aug. 3. An opening reception was held last Sunday.

By Ron Giofu

 

Artist Lori Comerford states the tree rings grow from the inside out and she believes humans evolve that way to.

That is the premise of her new exhibit, entitled “Inside Out,” now running at the Gibson Gallery through Aug. 3. It is her first exhibit in five years, she said.

“It’s a lot of nature based work, concentrating a lot on trees and circularity and patterns in nature,” she said during a reception Sunday afternoon at the gallery. “I have a fascination and what they represent in every culture.”

Comerford said trees represent such things as the cycle of life, knowledge and wisdom in various cultures.

“A lot of the work has a spiritual quest told in it through the trees,” said Comerford. “It’s through the trees I’ve been trying to reach a spiritual understanding.”

Comerford’s work is in paintings – both watercolour and acrylic – as well as mixed media, ink on wood and digital photography. She estimates there are 40 works in the “Inside Out” exhibit with the pieces have been accumulated in recent years.

While she grew up in Windsor, Comerford said he has relatives in Amherstburg and that is how she became familiar with the Gibson Gallery.

“It was through visiting my family here that I saw this little gallery,” said Comerford. “I love the charm in this building.”

Comerford and Pat Dietrich are also hosting a workshop at the Gibson Gallery Aug. 2 from 1-3 p.m. entitled “Mandalas for Meditation.” Comerford describes it as meditation through art. Space is limited so people are encouraged to contact the Gibson Gallery at 519-736-2826 to register.

For more information on Comerford, visit www.loricomerford.com. For further information on the Gibson Gallery, visit www.gibsonartgallery.com.

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