ABOUT CORNELIA FORD
Cornelia Ford's recent paintings explore her edges between shadow and light and the emotional tension between these two visual grounds. Her keen ability to discern and to render the intimacy found in everyday images combined with her luminous palette produces in us a response to shadow and light that exceeds the visual realm.
In Cornelia Ford's current work we are filled with evocative emotions: The melancholy of early evening light against half-open curtains; desire for refuge from a blistering midday sun in the cool interior of an abandoned building; relief when finding the shadow of an oak tree at the edge of a hot August field. All of these bring us to familiar and poignant memories. The artist provides the viewer with a lush visual experience; moreover, she delivers a rich, deeply lived understanding of the archetypal need we all have to reconcile shadow and light within ourselves.