LORI LANDRY “EXPANSION”

A contemporary abstract artist residing in Southern California whose work evolves from an unfolding of the personal and the spiritual, and a journey of sinking beneath the surface of the evident. Lori yearns to reveal the beauty in the flawed and the balance between embrace and surrender with a newfound perspective. We are proud to present this exciting exhibition of abstract art at The Livingroom Salon.

11th ANNIVERSARY PARTY AND ART OPENING

The LivingRoom Salon & Art Gallery is happy to announce our 11th anniversary party and art opening.
We are proud to introduce artist Lori Landry and her show “EXPANSION”
Fun, Frolicking, & Festivities!
125 Rochester Street, Costa Mesa, Ca 92627
949.631.0808
Music by Gene Louis of Bullets & Octane and The Brave Ones
Food Truck by The Burnt Truck
This event is Free! To sign up click here

EXPANSION

The body of artwork displayed here at The Living Room Salon and Art Gallery has been inspired by my visualization of expansion.

Expansion in all things requires a stirring from within. In humans, personal expansion involves the mind, body and spirit allowing, embracing and surrendering to our higher purpose. This internal awakening leads to a more blissful version of our Self, to a knowingness that is deep, personal, profound, and freeing.

Within each of us are layers of fear, doubt, suppression, confusion and flawed convictions, obscuring or casting a shadow on our authentic truths. The process of expansion requires acknowledgement of these false beliefs and the courage to begin shedding the murky layers in order to spur internal growth and transform to a deeper sense of self-awareness and authenticity.

Utilizing canvas, acrylic and mixed media, my process for creating these pieces involved journaling on the canvas and both applying and removing layers of paint until the essence of expansion was reflected. Inspired by Mother Nature, I honored the energies of the sun, moon, sky and tides, which for me echo the energies that free the human heart, psyche and spirit. I also embraced what rests beneath the ocean’s surface, a metaphor for the aspects of Self that lay in the shadow.

It is my wish that something here will move you – a reaction, a tingling, a feeling that welcomes self-reflection, inspires courage, expression, clarity and creativity, and hastens you on a wondrous ascension toward embracing, trusting and surrendering to your higher Self and personal expansion. – Lori Landry

LORI LANDRY

I am a contemporary abstract artist residing in Southern California whose work evolves from an unfolding of the personal and the spiritual, and a journey of sinking beneath the surface of the evident. I yearn to reveal the beauty in the flawed and the balance between embrace and surrender with a newfound perspective.

My roots stem proudly from Lafayette, Louisiana, where my love for God, family, nature and creativity bloomed. I was inspired to move to San Francisco at a young age, graduated from San Diego State University, then received my Masters degree in Counseling Depth Psychology from Pacifica and was certified in Expressive Arts Therapy.  As an Expressive Arts Therapist, yoga teacher and mother of two young children, I painted for many years as a release behind closed doors, and was then urged to exhibit my work in Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Dallas, Lafayette and New Orleans Louisiana.

I strive to create and express authentic emotion existing within my internal landscape, layering the canvas as I examine the perspectives and depths within my subjects.   My process includes grounding through meditation and yoga, then journaling on the canvas, surrendering my mind and heart to openness and acceptance of what exists and flows from within. For me, creating art is an opportunity for mindfulness, for courageously embracing life and allowing the canvas to be a platform where all can be expressed and revealed.