Old Abandoned Rooms

We’re changing up some spaces in the warehouse and I’m having fun with some of the stranger lighting & color mixes on the walls. I also needed a new photo for my LinkedIn profile, somebody buy a painting.

Posted to Personal at 10:54 on 9 February 2018

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Ahead of Schedule

Tabloid poster for the February art walk

First Friday usually has a prep schedule of, “Do posters Thursday morning, promote Friday morning, hang the show Friday afternoon and clean Saturday morning.” Having any promotion done two full weeks in advance has to be a record by a long shot.

Posted to Work at 18:33 on 12 January 2018

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What We Can Make With Space

Marcos

Marcos & the shop as a reading room

We’ve been doing this a year and I just now realized there’s an entire website for First Friday events. Amazing.

Regardless, another month passes and somehow a single night remains to prove life has much to offer. These shows have become almost reliably amazing, and this was no different. Some documentation follows; there’s more out there.
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Posted to Personal at 10:44 on 9 January 2018

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Cruel Pigs

Impromptu wall art “Cruel Pigs” at First Friday

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Posted to Work at 16:34 on 6 January 2018

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This Friday

I’ve not been in Portland for some time, it will be interesting to be back for the night and play some music.

Posted to Personal at 13:02 on 2 January 2018

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Holy Places

Posted to Personal at 11:14 on 10 December 2017

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Information

Welcome to Distorted Perspective. A brief introduction—

—Colin Smith. Born 1982. Some punk rock kid turned multidisciplinary artist & graphic designer-type. An Alaskan in Oregon by way of New England, Georgia, Texas and California looking for hope in the wind. Working in the various languages of truth, systems and identity.

I create works of assembly. Taking a variety of disparate components in any given medium and attempting to build a cohesive whole, I look to mimic the disorder and confusion our conflicted, human lives end up creating naturally through time. My focus is not to communicate through any single process but rather create a language that translates across aesthetic approach; a message that resonates by any means of interaction.

Contact

E-Mail: colin at distorted perspective
Instagram: @aglowinthestatic, @colin.smith.art

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Distorted Perspective was registered in 1999; it has taken many forms since. Work from the project galleries is 2009-2017. All original content is © to Colin Smith. Please link back to work featured on blogs; contact for any other rights to republication.

The site is a custom built WordPress theme based in the Skeleton framework. The front page utilizes the Responsive Slides script. It is typeset in Bookman JF, Acumin and Vendetta via Typekit.

Elsewhere

Jacob Edwards, a softer world, Carey Young, Matt Dorfman, Neasden Control Centre, void(), Jordan Swartz, Leica Blog, Carola Di Poi, The Baffler, Ilir Bajraktari, Ai Weiwei, Brand New, Noele Lusano, Dane Pollok, McSweeney's, Josh Mason, Artsy, Heidi Uhlman, Design Observer, LOKI, 99% Invisible, Rob Morton, William Basinski, Constellation, Matthew Woodson, AFRU, In B#, This Isn't Happiness, Ryan McCune, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, {ths}, Banksy, Morning Breath, Sarah Symmonds, Chapo Trap House, AWAKE, Hyperallergic, Jessica Clary, Manual, Contemporary Art Daily, Jeanne Fries, Shea Serrano, Robert Singler, Edward Tufte, process.life, Digg, Jacobin, Alex Webb, Jenny Holzer, Art21, Jeremy Okai Davis, David Carson

Exhibitions

Current

* - Denotes group show