March // 2012

March 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

Escalation by Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
March 2 – March 31, 2012.

FREE OPENING RECEPTION Friday, March 2, 2012. 5 – 8 pm.

FREE CLOSING PERFORMANCE Saturday, March 31, 2012. 5:30 pm.

For the past year Spokane artists, Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema have collaborated on performance based video pieces inspired by the increasingly volatile language that surrounds our current political discourse. Kolbo and Sinnema investigated the forums that host our contemporary political arguments, collecting phrases and words from newscasts, political advertisements, and the comments posted beneath on-line political articles. The artist’s then converted this virtual content into physical weaponry used to bludgeon their opponents into submission. The video projections and drawings on display in the Saranac Art Projects Gallery serve as documentation of these performances, as well as a damning indictment of our inability to debate each other rationally. Thankfully they they are also hilarious slapstick comedy.

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Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
Title: Escalation 01(Video Still)
Year: 2012

Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema

Title: Escalation: Blue Front
Archival Ink Jet, Charcoal, and Ink on Paper
30” X 22”

Kolbo and Sinnema are interested in the use of humor in serious art, as well as exploring the way that the use of violent and vitriolic language has escalated in our current political culture. As a part of the exhibit the artists invite the audience to participate in the sacred democratic act of voting. The results of this vote will directly influence the outcome of the final battle the artists will wage at the close of the exhibit on March 31 at 5:30 pm. The public is urged to attend this event and witness this political grudge match for the new century.

Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
Title: Escalation 01(Video Still)
Year: 2012

Scott Kolbo earned a BFA at Boise State University and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the current Art Department Chair at Whitworth University and exhibits his Drawings, Prints, and Video Projections locally and across the western United States.

Lance Sinnema Attended Whitworth University as an undergraduate and received a MFA from Washington State University. He works as an instructor for a number of local art department’s and is the current president of the Saranac Art Projects. He works primarily in three-dimensional art forms.

Location and Hours:
Saranac Art Projects, 25 W. Main Ave., Spokane, WA 99201
Admission is free and the gallery is open to the public Thursdays from 12-5pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 12-8pm.

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