Victoria Accardi’s paintings, Electric Signs, depict scenes of life in New York City that are simultaneously real, imagined, and embellished. Through this work Accardi has sought to examine solitude. Not through a pitying lens, but rather as a simple study in observation. These scenes are depicted through the viewpoint of the city—the city as observer and most honest witness of its subjects.
Accardi’s use of contrast: light and dark, pastel and neon, add to the mood and narrative of each piece, creating a body of work that deals with but is not consumed by darkness, it is rather: darkness adjacent.