Inspiration From The Outside In

According to Krista Dedrick Lai, one of the exhibiting artists of InLiquid’s newest exhibition, Inside Out, “to me, the thirty-five-minute naps became representative of the fragmented nature of time in early parenthood,” when talking about how her free time became segmented into small chunks, to which her art-practice would have to adapt to. Her Napscapes series shows her imagination on fire during the limited period of time she gave herself to create works.

Napscape 19 by Krista Dedrick Lai

This is just one example of the premise of The InLiquid Gallery’s newest installment, Outside In, an exhibition about the definitive outside influences to an artist’s practice. From emigrating to the United States, to painting while being a new mother, the circumstances and constraints of an artist’s experience and environment can profoundly affect how, when, and why art is made. 

Márton Szabó’s work reflects on his first impressions of moving to Philadelphia from Budapest. One of his paintings is an early portrait of his Philadelphia friend, Ed, at a backyard party. “A little girl, Hanna, created something from everybody’s hair–Ed got a little ‘brush'”. Another portrait on display is of the ever-so-famous “Philly Jesus”— the first encounter of Szabó’s during the Democratic National Convention. 

Ed by Márton Szabó

Other artists exhibiting include Alice Gonglewski, Eli Smith, and János Korodi. Outside In is also the second-half of a two-part exhibition. Inside Out, the first exhibition was about artists returning to a place of familiarity to guide their compositions. Outside In reflects what artists had to adapt to during moments of change.

The exhibition opens on May 10th, during Crane Arts Second Thursday event. Click here to join us!

Kathy is a visual artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking and collage. She creates surfaces that manipulate our perception of figures and spaces, with breaks in logical forms and competing perspectives.
Kathy Loev Putnam
Kathy Loev Putnam

Kathy is a visual artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking and collage. She creates surfaces…

Kathy is a visual artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking and collage. She creates surfaces that manipulate our perception of figures and spaces, with breaks in logical…

Kathy is a visual artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking and collage. She creates surfaces that manipulate our perception of figures and spaces, with breaks in logical forms and competing…

Barbara majored in art and art education at New York University, earning a BA and MA in Art Education and was a highly praised art teacher in both New York and Philadelphia. In mid-career she earned a degree in interior design/space planning (U of Arts) after which she completed major projects for many corporate clients. She's returned to her artistic roots and now shows at many galleries and centers garnering awards.
Barbara Dirnbach
Barbara Dirnbach

Barbara majored in art and art education at New York University, earning a BA and MA in Art Education and was a highly praised…

Barbara majored in art and art education at New York University, earning a BA and MA in Art Education and was a highly praised art teacher in both New York and Philadelphia. In mid-career she earned a…

Barbara majored in art and art education at New York University, earning a BA and MA in Art Education and was a highly praised art teacher in both New York and Philadelphia. In mid-career she earned a degree in interior design/space…

T. L. Cheung is a multi-media artist currently based in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute and a BA in Design & Industry from San Francisco State University.
T.L. Cheung
T.L. Cheung

T. L. Cheung is a multi-media artist currently based in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute…

T. L. Cheung is a multi-media artist currently based in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute and a BA in Design & Industry from San Francisco State University.…

T. L. Cheung is a multi-media artist currently based in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute and a BA in Design & Industry from San Francisco State University.…

Andrew Chalfen's colorful abstract-geometric paintings, drawings, and mixed-media pieces are dense, vibrant worlds of precisely rendered patterning, suggestive of aerial views, cartography, architectural renderings, psychedelia musical notation, urban-like densities, circuitry and digital life. His process is a mixture of focused intentionality and generative randomization strategies.
Andrew Chalfen
Andrew Chalfen

Andrew Chalfen's colorful abstract-geometric paintings, drawings, and mixed-media pieces are dense, vibrant worlds of precisely…

Andrew Chalfen's colorful abstract-geometric paintings, drawings, and mixed-media pieces are dense, vibrant worlds of precisely rendered patterning, suggestive of aerial views, cartography, architectural…

Andrew Chalfen's colorful abstract-geometric paintings, drawings, and mixed-media pieces are dense, vibrant worlds of precisely rendered patterning, suggestive of aerial views, cartography, architectural renderings, psychedelia…

Leslie Atik
Leslie Atik
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