“Lumen — Clouds” by Francisco Cardona and Jared Ned McNeil

It appears two Louisville artists have harnessed a rainbow for a very cool and interactive light installation opening Friday, Jan. 4, at Revelry Boutique Gallery.

“Lumen — Clouds” is the name of the exhibit by Francisco Cardona and Jared Ned McNeil, the former of whom has showcased similar light creations at local events from the Party Cove at Forecastle to Churchill Downs.

According to a news release, the exhibit explores the perceived power of light as it is collected by the human eye and then projected on the mind.

“Lumen — Clouds” by Francisco Cardona and Jared Ned McNeil

So using the colors of the rainbow and containing them in cloud-like structures that people can see and touch is a key element of the show.

In fact, the main piece is a cluster of LED clouds suspended at various heights from the center of the ceiling. The clouds will raise and lower at various rates, making it a kinetic experience.

Cardona works as a desktop engineer/IT support at LEAP marketing agency and also is a lighting artist whose medium is specifically to capture, defuse and mix light. And McNeil is an electrical engineer at Falls City Machine Technology and also manages Maker Faire Louisville.

“Lumen — Clouds” opens Friday, Jan. 4, with a free reception from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The exhibit will continue to hang through Feb. 4. Revelry is located at 742 E. Market St.

Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle (barbelleblog.com). She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."