Cardinal is pleased to present Strange Light under my Bed, the first two-person exhibition of the works of Sandra Liu and Ida Greenberg. An Opening Night Reception will be held February 15, 6-8 p.m.
Strange Light under my Bed explores humor and strangeness in everyday life. The works celebrate chance encounters by presenting unexpected narratives that evoke empathy from outsiders. They complicate the relationship the viewer has to subjects, redefining the viewer as the other. In so doing, Liu and Greenberg create space for othered individuals and use humor to craft counternarratives around strangeness, discovery, and intimacy.Liu and Greenberg’s collaboration pairs painting and animation. Liu describes her paintings as narrative stills, or one shot versions of film. Bringing her work together with Greenberg’s animation and puppet displays, Liu and Greenberg use a multitude of mediums to explore narrative. Through painting, puppet, and film, Strange Light under my Bed examines the multiple stances a viewer takes in relation to the figure.
Sandra Liu is a visual artist, freelance art reviewer, and 2018 graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and a Concentration in Stop-motion Animation. Liu has exhibited in Baltimore, Washington D.C., New York, and Chicago including shows at Willow Street Gallery in Washington D.C., Linda Warren Projects in Chicago, IL, and the New York Academy of Art in New York, NY. She was a 2018 XL Catlin Art Prize selected artist and a 2017 resident at Salem Art Works in Salem, NY. Liu currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD.
Ida R. J. Greenberg is a stop-motion animator based in Baltimore, MD. Influenced by the history of prints, film and animation, and seemingly insignificant moments, she attempts to create something different with every project. Rooted in traditional media and history, her animations dwell between the realistic and fictitious. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2018.