CAGE DOLL

November 2nd - November 24th

The work in this exhibit explores two underlying themes - the barriers that we experience as women that have held us back as well as the personal power that we draw on as women when we flourish. Historically power has been associated with force but is now undergoing a transformation and is being seen as the ability to make a difference in the world by enhancing the lives of others. Artists Kimber Follevaag and Sylvia Darcy hope to promote conversations that further the definition of what it means to be powerful and what it means to be free of cages.

More About the Exhibit:

HISTORY Santos Cage Dolls take their name from the Spanish word for saint. Priest of the l7th century carved and later brought the dolls to Latin America. They were used in processions during holy days to aid in the conversion of Native Americans to Catholicism.

CAGE DOLL SERIES The dichotomy of women being put on a pedestal while still experiencing suppression is what inspired the Cage Doll Series. The term itself “Cage Doll” reflects the lengths women go to in the name of beauty and self-image

CORSET CROSS STITCH SERIES The Corset Cross Stitch Series is an abstract representation of the corsets used in the l800’s to slim the body and make it conform to a fashionable silhouette. Women were so tightly laced that they could breathe only with the top part of their lungs, causing the bottom part of their lungs to fill with mucus. Side effects included a persistent cough, as well as heavy breathing, causing a heaving appearance of the bosom. The smallest waist on record is l3 inches.

EMPOWERMENT SERIES In these times of tumultuous women’s issues, potential exists for great change. The Empowerment Series is about recognizing and claiming the power that women already possess. Power is not bestowed. The making of quilts has been a way for women to bond in support of each other. Women are awakening to the realization that true power is an inside job.

THE WOMAN IN THE MIDDLE This collaborative piece represents how women are literally in the middle of great change. We invited women in the community to express their own personal experience with regards to empowerment. They were asked where have you found it, and where have you missed it? The skirt is made up from their responses. Thanks to Kraig Lysek and Gizmo for their help in making the exhibit come to life.

Land/Escape

September 7th - October 24th

Touching off the Spokane River and environs, these works are based in nature, observations of streams, ponds, and creatures, architecture of plant, rock or building. The work is contemplative and subjective, not purely representational. While the work is diverse, there is a sympathy between us and the works we create.

Artists Featured in Show:

MARIAH BOYLE | mariahboyleart.com - Mariah Boyle holds an MFA in Painting & Drawing from Washington State University and a BA in Art, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR.  Mariah has been an artist in residence at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Vermont Studio Center and Centrum. She is an Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) recipient.  She teaches at Spokane Falls Community College.

JOHN DeROULET | johnderoulet.com - John graduated from Gonzaga University with a BA in Fine Arts.   He has exhibited extensively including at Kolva Sullivan, Terrain, Dodson’s and at the Chase Gallery. His work was exhibited at the Music City Building with Window Dressing.  

KAREN MOBLEY | karenmobley.com - Karen holds an MFA from the University of Oklahoma and a BFA from the University of Wyoming.  She was artist in residence AIR Studio Paducah, Jentel Foundation, Brush Creek Foundation, and for the Spokane County Library District at the Lab.  She has participated in Spokane’s Window Dressing installation program, Terrain, and over 100 exhibitions throughout the US.

ROIN MORIGEAU | roinmorigeau.com - Roin graduated from Prescott College with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Ecology. They exhibited at Emerge Gallery and Terrain.   They participated in the Window Dressing Creative Enterprise Program | Spokane, WA. They also participated in Terrain Bazaar.

ELLEN PICKEN | ellenpicken.com - Ellen has created murals in Spokane, Coeur D’Alene and Seattle.  Ellen is an Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) recipient. She has been a resident at Vermont Studio Center, St. Gertrude’s Monastery and GlogauAIR in Berlin, Germany.  She holds a BA in Visual Communications Design and a BFA in Printmaking from Eastern Washington University.


CX30: CREATIVE EXPERIENCE/THIRTY COLLABOARTIONS

AUGUST 9TH - AUGUST 30TH

August's show is brought to us by Helveticka

How does a creative firm celebrate 30 years in business? Creatively.

Curated, designed, written, and installed by CK Anderson and his team at helveticka, CX30 pays tribute to 30 talented collaborators the firm has worked with over the last three decades – and shares their unique perspectives on the creative experience.

Artists, photographers, illustrators, programmers, videographers, media buyers, printers, animators, fabricators, composers – even a cartoonist – share insights; recall interesting, funny, or challenging circumstances; reveal breakthrough moments in their careers; offer business philosophies; and, at times, describe poignant moments. Work from commercial visual artists will also be on display. 

If you work in or around the creative industry, you’ll find these stories compelling and relatable. If you’re thinking about a career in the arts, or new to the creative profession, you’ll find them inspiring and informative. Even if you’re none of the above, you’ll still discover some amazing local talent – the sort of creativity most people just don’t realize is out there.


HOME STUDIES

JULY 6TH - JULY 27TH

July's show features the solo exhibit of Julie Gautier-Downes.

In installations and photographs, Julie Gautier-Downes leads us on a journey through abandoned homes, creating both the visual and emotional experiences of the scenes she constructs. These mediums offer a unique angle of inquiry that feeds her pursuit of connection to absent figures.

Each installation represents a real or imagined trauma or failure and allows Gautier-Downes the ability to engage her audience in a multi-sensory, self-directed experience. These fractured environments become monuments to failed relationships, lifestyles, and dreams. In her work, she continues to question the seemingly inherent physical stability of a house and the different ways that houses decay over time.


PINK {SPEAK} 

JUNE 1ST - JUNE 29TH

June's show features the work of: Mariah BoyleMeghan FlynnMeghan Hedley and Lisa Soranaka. Each piece is centered around the color pink, as the hue maintains a strong presence in contemporary culture and has become an economic color or millennial. 

Pink is associated with ideas such as intimacy, felinity, and love, bringing to mind anything from thoughts of childhood, adulthood, flowers, to fashion brands.

pink {speak} 
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1. of a color intermediate between red and white
noun
1. pink color, material, or pigment
2. any group of colors with a reddish hue that can usually reflect a large amount of light
3. the best or finest condition or degree
4. any flower of the Old World plants of the genus Dianthus
verb
1. to ornament, to adorn, to embellish

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1. say something in order to convey a thought, feeling, emotion
2. have a conversation
3. communicate or relate to


Fusion & Fibrant | Lou Lou Pink & Margaret Mount 

May 4th - May 26th

Fusion - A Gift for the White House

The process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity.

Performance artist Lou Lou Pink invites you to donate an article of clothing — preferably one you are wearing — which she will use to create a large narrative scroll. You can participate by placing your article of clothing into one of the wooden trunks.

The articles of clothing function as surrogates for the individuals contributing to the developing narrative. The narrative representing the underlying connectedness of humanity, while embracing an exchange of human experience and unity.

Lou Lou’s goal is to travel across the U.S., visiting several other locations along the way, continually adding to the scroll at each destination. Her final stop will be Washington D.C. where, in front of the White House,  she will unroll the scroll — now a massive beautiful visual landscape — as an important reminder of the fusion that exists within us all.

Fibrant

This group show combines the work of five artists: Anna Carpenter, Remelisa Cullitan, May Kytonen, Margaret Mount, and Eva Silverstone as well as the community group Craftivists of the Inland Northwest. Each of the artists are working in their own way to remix fiber traditions in order to explore a variety of concepts including identity, femininity, body, community, and fiber itself in the role of art.

Throughout, there is a stretching of the concept of stitching and fiber arts as “women’s work” in order to push that further into the realm of art and communicate that women’s voices in art are strong and important. While this “push” exists and strives to communicate, there is also the presence of honoring the long tradition of fiber as “women’s work” and the history of the stitches that came before. It is the hope of these artists that we can balance between pushing the art of fiber and acknowledging the work predecessors.


Neighborhood | Michael Dinning 

April 6th-April 28th 

Join us April 6th for the opening of the month long show Neighborhood by Michael Dinning.

Michael believes that our lives are assemblages of the people, places and events that we choose to hold close, and that we need to return to, again and again, as we navigate the world around us. Our identities are constructed with these intriguing little bits and pieces, because they compel us, bring us joy, and define the way that we want to see ourselves, and how others see us.

Neighborhoods are eclectic, messy, chaotic. They are the places where we interact with others, and they are the places where we keep our secrets. They keep our history, give us a sense of place, intrigue us with light and sound, movement and music. Life can be as mundane as a morning commute, or as joyous as a dance to drive away the rain.

Our neighborhoods are filled with secrets, and often strife, but in the end there is a beat of life, a rhythm of existence, that keeps it all compelling, intriguing and lled with light. This is a light of life which illuminates the world around, and glows within us all. More than anything, “Neighborhood” is his homage to this light, which he keeps returning to, constantly entrancing, perpetually present and a never-ending source of energy and joy. 

http://www.michaeldinning.com

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TEN YEARS OF TERRAIN

Feb 9th-March 24th

Remember Cabby Barnard’s and Tiffany Kendrick’s balloon room from Terrain 4? How about Alan Chatham’s Choose-Your-Own-Adventure pay phone from Terrain 7? Or Terrain’s youngest artist ever, 8-year-old Olive Pete’s series from Terrain 8? What about Divine Jewels' Scapeskin performance from Terrain 5? Or Chase Halland’s debut of his now nationally renown bucks from Terrain 6? 

In honor of Terrain's 10th Anniversary, we’ve put together a gallery show looking back at noteworthy pieces/performance from past Terrain events. 

Representing at least one piece from every year and featuring the work of 33 different artists, join us as we replay some of the most memorable moments of the past decade.

This show will run from February 9th to March 24th. The gallery is open Thursday through Saturday, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This is a FREE show.


SNAPSHOT | July 7-September 30 2017

A Look at Spokane Right Now

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A place, like an image, is a composition of elements connected in time and space.  These elements can look drastically different spending on your angle of view, and of course, things change over time. 

From almost any angle, Spokane is changing incredibly quickly.

Our hope with Snapshot was to capture this moment in the life of our city from many perspectives, so that we can see as comprehensively as possible the way Spokane looks to its people.

We wanted to celebrate the Spokane we saw emerging — the tremendous growth, the pride, the enthusiasm — but we also wanted to challenge ourselves as a community to ensure this change makes Spokane a more hopeful place for everyone.

To that end, we asked local professional photographers from all walks of life to shoot the Spokane they see every day.  With the help of a Sponsorship from the Smith Barbieri Progressive Fund we were able to give away 15 digital cameras to Crosswalk of Spokane and to Global Neighborhood to add to the perspectives of how we see Spokane.  We also encouraged the entire community to contribute to the project by using the hashtag #snapshotspokane to be featured on our community wall. 

We are hoping to revisit this exhibit again the future so keep using the hashtag #snapshotspokane and you might end up in our gallery.

Framed photos by Young Kwak, Rajah Bose, Robert Lloyd, Grace Lindsey, Kristen Black & Laree Weaver, community wall photos by you.


Heather Hart

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Art and Social Practice

Heather Hart, an interdisciplinary artist from Brooklyn, NY will be featured in the Terrain Gallerywill participate in a number of community events from February 21 to 24 that showcase her talent of combining art with social practice. She is interested in creating site-specific liminal spaces for personal reclamation. Her work questions dominant cultural narratives and offers alternatives to them. New stories are created through Hart’s thoughtful proposed interactions, these experiences are a starting place for rebuilding history – a renewed platform to reshape or strengthen cultural identity. Her work makes use of large immersive sculptures that invite a very physical level of interactivity or can provide a more intimate experience with secluded spaces and participatory drawings. For her, this interactivity is key to the message of transition and change that is embedded within her art.  


Rally

Hey. You. How’ve you been feeling the last couple of days? Despondent? Emboldened? Terrified? Relieved?

Terrain wants to hear from you. All of you. We’d love for you to create something that reflects these emotions. It can be a poem. A drawing. A song. A letter. Collage. Dance. Sculpture. Anything and everything is welcome. Each person gets a 1’x1’ space. Open to everyone.

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Thanks to Rally Spokane for giving the people of Spokane a safe place to express their feelings in this uncertain world of ours!
— Lulu Ludlum