Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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The Bob Reynolds Quartet
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

The Bob Reynolds Quartet

Matt Henson Music presents in partnership with Terrain Spokane
The Bob Reynolds Quartet


March 2, 2019 at Terrain Spokane (310 W Pacific Ave)
Showtime is 7:30pm - Doors Open at 7pm – All Ages Welcome


Tickets on sale NOW at Eventbrite (link above)
Advance Purchase: $20 for general admission, $15 for students with valid student ID

At The Door: $25 for general admission, $20 for students with valid student ID (if still available!)

This is an all-ages event and there will be beverages available for purchase onsite (make sure to bring ID if you'd like an adult beverage).

Bob Reynolds will be joined by Janek Gwizdala on Bass, Ruslan Sirota on Piano and Chaun Horton on Drums

Bob Reynolds is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and Grammy Award-winning member of the band Snarky Puppy. Widely known for his work with both Snarky and John Mayer, he is a prolific composer and recording artist with 9 top-selling solo albums to his credit. The New York Times called him “a self-assured saxophonist and an unassuming yet effective composer.”

“…Reynolds flexes an assured hand with melding hip-swiveling jazz and funk as a bandleader.” LA TIMES

“Some of the freshest, most compelling, and most soulful music I have heard recently. Bob Reynolds is an amazing musician, with something very exciting and original to say.” Joshua Redman, Grammy-nominated saxophonist

“Bob is one hell of a saxophonist! His sound is rich and his execution is effortless.” Michael Brecker, Grammy-winning saxophonist

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Spokane Print Fest (SPF)
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Spokane Print Fest (SPF)

RGZ Prints, in partnership with Terrain, invites you to apply to Tangible Gestures, a juried gallery show opening in conjunction with the first-ever *SPOKANE PRINT FEST (SPF). SPF is a one-day event showcasing artworks using printmaking techniques, as well as artists demos and work for sale from printmakers from all over the northwest region. 

In addition to the artwork, demos and printmaking techniques happening at SPF, Tangible Gestures will highlight the artwork of some of our region's most celebrated printmaking artists in Terrain's adjoining gallery space

WHEN:  First Friday, April 5th • Spokane Print Fest + Gallery Opening

GALLERY EXHIBITION DATES:  April 5th - April 26th

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Pie & Whiskey at Get Lit
Apr
25
8:37 PM20:37

Pie & Whiskey at Get Lit

Pie & Whiskey at Get Lit

Get Lit! has hosted six Pie and Whiskey readings. The event is hosted by writers Samuel Ligon and Kate Lebo, and features readings of flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and poetry inspired by everyone’s favorite food and drink.

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The M Show
May
23
to May 24

The M Show

CLASSICAL VIRTUOSO MEETS LATE NIGHT COMEDY

Join in the fun with Spokane Symphony’s ever curious concertmaster. With an ensemble of musicians, enjoy familiar works from classical and pop along with threads of comedy and film. Hosted by Terrain at the Washington Cracker Building.

TICKET INFORMATION

Both individual and subscription tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets. 

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Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox stands behind www.TicketsWest.com as the only Internet site licensed to sell tickets for performances held at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. No other site has been authorized by Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox to sell, re-sell, or auction tickets.

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Jun
7
12:00 AM00:00

Hadley Morrow - Terrain Day!

Hadley Morrow sponsored this day of Terrain because it is her birthday as stated by Hadley she supports this day “Because I love art and this was the day I was born and obviously art is a part.”

Want to support your very own day of Terrain? Go to www.terrainspokane.com/terrainday to find out how.

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Feb
1
5:00 PM17:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

Cointagious Cointerventions

Can’t get enough coinage? Artist RICHard SMOLinski is hosting a hands-on workshop that employs portmanteau word-coinage technique that is evident in the installation’s title and throughout the imagery. The workshop offers participants the chance to explore language’s malleability and potential for creative renovation as they devise their own unique “Cointerventions.” Like a non-permanent and non-damaging form of “portable graffiti” or a decidedly low-tech form of “social messaging,” participants invent and produce personal “community improvement” signage to share with their community stimulate “social discourse.” This divergent signage does not monetize or commercialize common public space like advertising, but instead establishes it as a site for creative communication and generous sharing of perspectives. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

Cointagious Cointerventions

Can’t get enough coinage? Artist RICHard SMOLinski is hosting a hands-on workshop that employs portmanteau word-coinage technique that is evident in the installation’s title and throughout the imagery. The workshop offers participants the chance to explore language’s malleability and potential for creative renovation as they devise their own unique “Cointerventions.” Like a non-permanent and non-damaging form of “portable graffiti” or a decidedly low-tech form of “social messaging,” participants invent and produce personal “community improvement” signage to share with their community stimulate “social discourse.” This divergent signage does not monetize or commercialize common public space like advertising, but instead establishes it as a site for creative communication and generous sharing of perspectives. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

Cointagious Cointerventions

Can’t get enough coinage? Artist RICHard SMOLinski is hosting a hands-on workshop that employs portmanteau word-coinage technique that is evident in the installation’s title and throughout the imagery. The workshop offers participants the chance to explore language’s malleability and potential for creative renovation as they devise their own unique “Cointerventions.” Like a non-permanent and non-damaging form of “portable graffiti” or a decidedly low-tech form of “social messaging,” participants invent and produce personal “community improvement” signage to share with their community stimulate “social discourse.” This divergent signage does not monetize or commercialize common public space like advertising, but instead establishes it as a site for creative communication and generous sharing of perspectives. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Jan
5
6:00 PM18:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Scrutinearsighted responds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

Cointagious Cointerventions

Can’t get enough coinage? Artist RICHard SMOLinski is hosting a hands-on workshop that employs portmanteau word-coinage technique that is evident in the installation’s title and throughout the imagery. The workshop offers participants the chance to explore language’s malleability and potential for creative renovation as they devise their own unique “Cointerventions.” Like a non-permanent and non-damaging form of “portable graffiti” or a decidedly low-tech form of “social messaging,” participants invent and produce personal “community improvement” signage to share with their community stimulate “social discourse.” This divergent signage does not monetize or commercialize common public space like advertising, but instead establishes it as a site for creative communication and generous sharing of perspectives. 

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WORKSHOP Cointagious Cointerventions with artist RICHard SMOLinski
Jan
5
12:00 PM12:00

WORKSHOP Cointagious Cointerventions with artist RICHard SMOLinski

Installation: Scrutinearsighted

Performance: Cointagious!Friday, January 4, 6:30 pm

Workshop: Cointagious Cointerventions Saturday, January 5, noon - 4 pm.

Scrutinearsightedresponds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

Cointagious Cointerventions

Can’t get enough coinage? Artist RICHard SMOLinski is hosting a hands-on workshop that employs portmanteau word-coinage technique that is evident in the installation’s title and throughout the imagery. The workshop offers participants the chance to explore language’s malleability and potential for creative renovation as they devise their own unique “Cointerventions.” Like a non-permanent and non-damaging form of “portable graffiti” or a decidedly low-tech form of “social messaging,” participants invent and produce personal “community improvement” signage to share with their community stimulate “social discourse.” This divergent signage does not monetize or commercialize common public space like advertising, but instead establishes it as a site for creative communication and generous sharing of perspectives. 

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Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski
Jan
4
5:00 PM17:00

Scrutinearsighted | RICHard SMOLinski

Scrutinearsighted

Performance: Cointagious!Friday, January 4, 6:30 pm

Workshop: Cointagious Cointerventions Saturday, January 5, noon - 4 pm.

Scrutinearsightedresponds to the current wave of “Toxic White Masculinity” evident in the Trump administration, the UK’s accidental “Brexit” referendum and the deluge of sexual misconduct revelations that inspired the #MeToo movement.  Combining the notion of the “scrutineer” (an official appointed to ensure that various competitions’ rules and regulations are meet by their combatants) with the condition of “nearsightedness” (or myopia where the eye can focus upon nearby subjects but blurs when greater distances are observed), the project reflects a milieu of biased, opportunistic ideologies and coercive discourse. The installation’s unpredictable mix of drawing, painting and textual components provides audiences with a complex and condensed view of our contemporary predicament; rather than representing easily recognizable contemporary figures, however, the project considers socio-political ills as systemic and stretching beyond their contemporary manifestations, so its caricatures blend a number of power-mad authoritarian tropes from across time and around the globe. The imagery’s palette (a black, white and grey tonal range) is used to invoke both the extremes of opinion and action, and all the ambiguous and ambivalent compromises and equivocations that are part of contemporary life. 

The amassed imagery forms unstable and unpredictable continuums and hierarchies on the gallery’s walls, with the imagery seeming to spill from surface to surface before abruptly shifting tone and direction as it offers divergent and dissenting perspectives. Resembling a corrupted tableau, a tattered scroll or a violently undulating graph, the installation envelops the viewer, situating them within an unfolding incident. This installation format offers its audience a paradox echoing the project’s title—the details of various struggles are visible up-close, but obscured as one tries to view the series’ full breadth and absorb its full implications. 

Cointagious!

To more intimately explore Scrutinearsighted’s disorienting use of language, you are invited to take part in RICHard SMOLinski’s participatory performance, Cointagious!This interactive undertaking introduces the audience to the practice of portmanteau word-coinage and invites participants to help in the spontaneous composition of a collective narrative. 

Cointagious Cointerventions

Can’t get enough coinage? Artist RICHard SMOLinski is hosting a hands-on workshop that employs portmanteau word-coinage technique that is evident in the installation’s title and throughout the imagery. The workshop offers participants the chance to explore language’s malleability and potential for creative renovation as they devise their own unique “Cointerventions.” Like a non-permanent and non-damaging form of “portable graffiti” or a decidedly low-tech form of “social messaging,” participants invent and produce personal “community improvement” signage to share with their community stimulate “social discourse.” This divergent signage does not monetize or commercialize common public space like advertising, but instead establishes it as a site for creative communication and generous sharing of perspectives. 

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Lauren Schubring - Terrain Day!
Dec
23
12:00 AM00:00

Lauren Schubring - Terrain Day!

Thank you to Lauren for sponsoring this day of Terrain! Lauren sponsored this day in her words, “To spread the Christmas Adam cheer! Christmas Adam is the day before Christmas Eve (Adam before Eve). It's a day right in all of the anticipation of Christmas, where you can make your own annual traditions and celebrate with friends! Join us in celebrating Christmas Adam this year :)”

Start a new tradition with Lauren and thank her for supporting Terrain!

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il-lu-mi-na-tion Gallery Show
Dec
22
6:00 PM18:00

il-lu-mi-na-tion Gallery Show

  • Terrain Gallery in the Washington Cracker Buidling (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In "il·lu·mi·na·tion", The PORTAL Collective invites the viewer to step into a highly immersive site-specific installation. Using interactive projections and audio recordings, Shantell Jackson, Roin Morigeau, and Asia Porter have rendered their individual pen + ink work into imagined digital topographies. It is largely taken for granted how entrenched white hetero-patriarchy has become in our day-to-day lives. From the clothes we wear, the sidewalks we walk down, to the very buildings we inhabit. PORTAL’s "il·lu·mi·na·tion" answers the question, “What else?”. Wielding poetry, visual art, digital design, and contemporary storytelling methods as tools, we are not dismantling the master's house, we are building a home of our own. 

PORTAL is the antidote to creative isolation.

"Il·lu·mi·na·tion" is the threshold.

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il-lu-mi-na-tion Gallery Show
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

il-lu-mi-na-tion Gallery Show

  • Terrain Gallery in the Washington Cracker Buidling (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In "il·lu·mi·na·tion", The PORTAL Collective invites the viewer to step into a highly immersive site-specific installation. Using interactive projections and audio recordings, Shantell Jackson, Roin Morigeau, and Asia Porter have rendered their individual pen + ink work into imagined digital topographies. It is largely taken for granted how entrenched white hetero-patriarchy has become in our day-to-day lives. From the clothes we wear, the sidewalks we walk down, to the very buildings we inhabit. PORTAL’s "il·lu·mi·na·tion" answers the question, “What else?”. Wielding poetry, visual art, digital design, and contemporary storytelling methods as tools, we are not dismantling the master's house, we are building a home of our own. 

PORTAL is the antidote to creative isolation.

"Il·lu·mi·na·tion" is the threshold.

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il-lu-mi-na-tion Gallery Show
Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

il-lu-mi-na-tion Gallery Show

  • Terrain Gallery in the Washington Cracker Buidling (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In "il·lu·mi·na·tion", The PORTAL Collective invites the viewer to step into a highly immersive site-specific installation. Using interactive projections and audio recordings, Shantell Jackson, Roin Morigeau, and Asia Porter have rendered their individual pen + ink work into imagined digital topographies. It is largely taken for granted how entrenched white hetero-patriarchy has become in our day-to-day lives. From the clothes we wear, the sidewalks we walk down, to the very buildings we inhabit. PORTAL’s "il·lu·mi·na·tion" answers the question, “What else?”. Wielding poetry, visual art, digital design, and contemporary storytelling methods as tools, we are not dismantling the master's house, we are building a home of our own. 

PORTAL is the antidote to creative isolation.

"Il·lu·mi·na·tion" is the threshold.

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