Megan Dardis is an abstract artist living in Cleveland, Ohio. Dardis’ paintings combine gestural and geometric abstraction, evoking ideas of energy, mass, the magnetic pull of gravity and its effects on nature and the human condition. Her work explores the unseen forces that inflict change and transformation on all things in our physical world and how this constant state of transformation exists in cycles of destruction and rebuilding that are also mirrored in the emotional cycles of trauma, grief, and recovery.
Dardis’ process is inspired by her emotional experience with painting and her personal experiences with loss, grief, mental illness and recovery. Dardis’ interest in the dichotomy between the natural world and the human made world has been influenced by her experience in the medical field as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Ideas about the human body, physiological processes, technology, and physics are evident within her work.
Dardis has participated in multiple group and solo shows, in the Cleveland and Akron areas of Ohio. Dardis has also painted a large-scale outdoor mural as part of a community centered project that she organized and executed funded by a grant from The Fenn Foundation. The mural project was featured in the 2017 winter edition of The CAN journal. Dardis has a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts from The Cleveland Institute of Art.
Acrylic and Oil on canvas 48x48"
Acrylic on canvas 59x60"
Acrylic on canvas 40x56"
Beauty In The Breakdown
Enamel, acrylic, graphite, and oil on canvas 100x86"
No Sex in Your Violence
Enamel, acrylic, and oil on canvas 90x84"
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