PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave. in Portland, shows “Inside/Out,” featuring work by Maine photographers Jeffery Becton, Thomas Birtwistle and Sarah Szwajkos.

The exhibit, on view through March 7, was curated by guest curator Susan Danly, former senior curator and curator of graphics, photography and contemporary art at the Portland Museum of Art.

“Inside/Out” features photographs of quiet interior spaces that reference the exterior world through their use of light, color, language and objects.

Becton, a visual artist from Deer Isle, composes ambiguous spaces through his digital montages in which landscapes and interiors exist as one. Birtwistle’s photographs show the deserted Maine State Prison in Thomaston just after it closed in 2002. Szwajkos captures home interiors that reveal hints of human presence. Together the images – views through open windows and doors, still-life studies of shoes and nautical charts, and passageways out of prison, bring the outside world in and the inside out.

“With views through open windows and doors to still-life studies of shoes and nautical charts, their images carry our imagination toward the sea and the landscape – and out of prison,” said a press release.

An artist talk will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at the gallery.

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