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"Parallel Visions" Gallery Exhibit

August 1, 2002
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY GALLERY SPACE HOSTS
Multi-faceted "Parallel Visions" – by Roberto Bocci,

August 26 through October 1, 2002
Gallery Talk: Thursday, September 12, 4:30 p.m. – Fine Arts Gallery
Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Fairfax, Virginia, July 29, 2002—Kirby Malone, gallery director for George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, announces the opening of a new installation in both Mason’s Johnson Center and Fine Arts Galleries entitled Parallel Visions. The exhibit runs from August 26 through October 1, 2002, showcasing the talents of internationally recognized multimedia artist Roberto Bocci.

The show features a myriad of Mr. Bocci’s work, including both electronic multimedia installations and traditional photography. In the Fine Arts Gallery, Bocci installs two electronic multimedia works entitled "Periferal [sic] Visions" and "A Fair Chance." "Periferal Visions" is a laser-triggered interactive work in which viewers find themselves completely enveloped by video and sound. For details visit
Roberto Bocci

"A Fair Chance" is a collaboration with Australian sculptor and multimedia electronic artist Simone Paterson. The work investigates the relationship between the two artists by having viewers interact with the art. Touching two sculptural masks equipped with twenty internal sensors triggers audio and video sequences visible on a monitor and audible through speakers. For details on this piece see A Fair Chance

In the Johnson Center Gallery, Bocci’s work is a series of nine large (40X50") gelatin silver prints entitled "Bath Tubs." Preview these works at
Bath Tubs


The artist describes his work as a, "hybrid form of multimedia art," he explains, "in which I am able to merge my background in traditional Fine Arts (photography, painting, sculpture and music) and Electronic Arts (video, digital imaging, sound)."

Roberto Bocci, currently teaching digital arts at Georgetown University, is a multimedia electronic artist born in Siena, Italy. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography and Painting and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Electronic Arts. He has shown his work in America, in Europe, in Japan and Australia. Roberto has been awarded fellowships and grants including a Fulbright Fellowship in 1987 and a Woodstock Photography Grant in 1991. Bocci's work includes multimedia sound and video installations, single channel videotapes, photographic images and interactive CD-ROMs for desktop computers.

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The Johnson Center Gallery is located on the main level of the George W. Johnson Center in the heart of Mason’s Fairfax campus. The Fine Arts Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Fine Arts Building in room B104. Galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and by appointment. The Gallery Program is a division of Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, home to the Center for the Arts. The College of Visual and Performing Arts exists to create an academic environment in which the arts may be considered both as individual disciplines and as interdisciplinary forms that strengthen each other. Believing that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the College draws on a variety of professional presenting and producing units where artists from across the country and around the world regularly perform, give master classes, work with students during extended residencies, and interact with the community in a variety of other ways. These programs at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, TheaterSpace, Galleries, Harris Theater, and other venues, provide a diverse selection of challenging and entertaining cultural experiences for the University community, as well as Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area. The College houses four academic departments: Art and Visual Technology, Dance, Music and Theater.