Graphic designer Meena Khalili is a fan of actress Hedy Lamarr. Not for her talent or her beauty, but for her intelligence. Lamarr was a co-inventor of an early form of wireless communication using radio signals that was patented in 1941 (thank Lamarr the next time you use your cell phone). Khalili’s “TYPO/TOPO” installation at Sheherazade Gallery consists of a rotating digital projection with letters and words constantly moving and vanishing as to be almost unreadable. It’s based on Lamarr’s invention of the frequency-hopping signal. Khalili, an assistant professor of design at UofL, likes to work with typography, language and multi-media. The work is viewable 24 hours a day from Magnolia Ave. (the window gallery is in a renovated garage on W. Magnolia Avenue between Second and Third streets, in the rear of the building at 1401 S. Third St.) An open house is Friday, Sept. 7 from 6-9 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUG. 25–SEPT. 28Sheherazade Gallery