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Illuminated Networks, featured works by Roy Pardi

Illuminated Networks, featured works by Roy Pardi

1 Davis Square, Somerville

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Do androids dream of electric sheep? Does a painting contain the heartbeat of the artist after it is created?

The Inside-OUT Gallery’s current exhibit, features Roy Pardi uses various drawing techniques to push boundaries of painting. The colorful bobs of orange and green playfully marry the traditional and technical, resulting in a mesmerizing matrix of light and color.

In these two series of sketches: “Orange: NETWORKS and Green: Blobs”, Roy Pardi uses electronics and programmed LED patterns, combined with traditional painting and drawing media, to explore simple animated forms and shapes. Exposed wires, smudged charcoal and glowing lights contrast ways of suggesting movement; the physical wires overlay drawn lines, becoming part of the image.

As a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art, Roy Pardi has used this interactive process throughout his career. To see his work first-hand, visit his studio at Vernon Street during Somerville Open Studios.

About the Inside-Out Gallery
Initiated in 2009, The Inside-Out Gallery is located in the CVS Window in Davis Square, a unique space that allows the public to view an eclectic array of works from artists and local organizations each month. The mission of the Somerville Arts Council is to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse city.