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Interactive exhibit makes the intangible, tangible

The newest exhibit at the InLiquid Gallery brings together three artists who expand the boundaries of what art can be.

The Between Us is a Namelessness installation will be featured at the gallery through Dec. 30.

While the exhibit is already open, there will be an opening reception on Dec. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m.

InLiquid is a leader in allowing our region’s artists to be accessible to all, by providing free contemporary art programming in their gallery space in the Crane Arts building, 1400 N. American St., in South Kensington.

Between Us is a Namelessness allows artists Megan Biddle, Julianna Foster and Rick Salafia to examine the relationships between time and space in nontraditional ways through innovative artistic mediums.

Salafia uses aluminum shapes that are hand-engraved and cut meticulously with a jeweler’s saw to measure absence and subjective distances rather than inches or centimeters.

A highlight of his pieces features thousands of tiny T-pins held together only by tension.

Foster transforms archival family photos of scientific glacier observatories in Greenland by using pops of orange, making old photos new again.

Megan Biddle’s sculptures measure the volume of hollow spaces, imbuing absence with surface tension, gravity and weight. 

“My work is primarily based in abstraction and encompasses sculpture, printmaking and drawing,” Biddle explained in a recent interview.

Biddle excels at transforming objects into different or unexpected forms.

One example is an exhibit of black wire mesh that, upon examination, is actually made of glass that has been formed and cracked by the artist, then infused with black ink.

In keeping with the exhibit’s theme of examining time and space in unexpected ways, gallery-goers are met with an old typewriter at the entrance to the exhibit and encouraged to type the phrase, “What distance do you want to measure?”

The resulting words become part of an ever-longer 75-foot scroll that spills over the desk and into the exhibit.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.

More information on the exhibit and the Dec. 14 opening reception can be found at https://www.InLiquid.org. ••

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