Archive for March, 2012

28
Mar
12

Darin M. White: Overflow – A Debut New York Solo Exhibition Invitation

Press Release:

Darin M. White: OVERFLOW – A Debut New York Solo Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: April 13-26th, 2012

Opening Reception April 13th, 6-9pm

SOAPBOX GALLERY
636 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238


A Lawrence, Kansas based artist and arts advocate brings
his debut New York solo exhibition to Brooklyn. White
equates his artwork to digging in the field, looking for
treasures and mysteries to uncover and reveal. This current
work is related to visions and dreams, which he hopes will
raise questions for the viewer about the life they are living.
These concepts can be seen in Overflow, in which he states;
Overflow conjures thoughts of farmland, barns and brimming
silos. Seeds are important and are traded as a commodity.
Cycles of life happen whether we understand the process
or choose to bury our head. Our land resources and life are
laid out in front of us, one moment at a time.
What will we do with what we are given?”

Darin M. White, Overflow, Postcard Front

Darin M. White, Overflow, Postcard Back


If you would like to have more background on my thoughts
and ideas behind this work, or if you have any other questions,
please let me know.

With a lack of funding from the State of Kansas for the arts, I am looking for
alternative ways to fund this project. I am thankful for a funding platform like
Kickstarter and am grateful for people who love creative endeavors and

choose to encourage artists in a tangible way by pledging their support.

Please see the link below for more information, great rewards and to pledge:
Kickstarter logo
KICKSTARTER PROJECT
Funding deadline is April 7th, 2012 at 5:03pm CST

Thank you,
Darin
http://darinwhite.com

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27
Mar
12

KICKSTATER Update #5: “The Little Engine That Could®!”

Perhaps this update gets its name from the fact that I have an almost 2 year old and inspiration is found in the strangest places, but this project is becoming The Little Engine That Could®!

We are at $1,691 pledged which is 33% funded with a
total
of 58 backers and 10 days to go!

We can do this! Thank you so much for all of the pledges, sharing this around, tweeting about it, Facebooking it, etc. etc. There have been some clever ways of getting the word out, and it is all appreciated. As great as all of our efforts have been, unless we hit the $5,000 by April 7th, 2012, 5:03pm (CST) then this project will not get funded. If you have any suggestions or creative (read more here…)

I have been asked to share more about the story of the Overflow artwork.
My concept is a site specific sculptural installation that is interactive with the audience/viewer. I am interested in helping people understand the importance of their food source as well raising questions of GMO’s and chemicals that are introduced to our corn and seed supply.

I described part of this earlier under About This Project/ The Project, but when I get to New York, I will scrounge around and find wood pallets to take apart and use to build this barn structure. I like this idea of using reclaimed material to create this container. This “barn” is filled with an estimated 3,000 lbs of whole corn seed (read more here…)

I work a lot in materials and process and to me the understanding of where your food comes from and how it is treated is a very important and often overlooked element of life. My work is object based, but also very much conceptual. Most of my work is more subtle in communication than overt. I hope that this will be a beginning of looking further into food source/ process ideas and the questions about (read more here…)

Overflow conjures thoughts of farmland, barns and brimming silos. Seeds are important and are traded as a commodity. Cycles of life happen whether we understand the process or choose to bury our head. Our land, resources and life are laid out in front of us, one moment at a time. What will we do with what we are given?

Darin M. White, Overflow, Reclaimed wood, seeds, conceptual rendering, 2012

23
Mar
12

Kickstarter Update #4: 27%! Creeping Up!

Wow, this is a wild ride and a ton of work. I really, truly appreciate all of your support! It is what is keeping me going right now. It’s a marathon…keep on running… Well it feels like it, but really 25 days is going to be over in a snap. So we are currently creeping up at 27% with 14 days remaining!

I am still hopeful that we can hit 40% by March 25th! The trajectory is a little low for that right now, so any additional help would be a great boost! (Read more here…)

Here is the current list of 47 backers (minus those who preferred to remain anonymous). I am grateful to each one of you and your pledge! Thank you!

    1. Lisa White-Turney
    2. GF Sam Wagner
    3. Eric Dobbins
    4. Luke and Sara
    5. Erik Fish
    6. Susan Patten
    7. Judith G. Levy
    8. Billie Cochrum
    9. Matt Nelson
    10. Celeste Alvarez Plitz
    11. Mark Hartford
    12. Brad Mayhew
    13. Malissa Martin
    14. Befkadu
    15. Stacey Warner Hatton
    16. Luba
    17. Jill Brungardt
    18. Daniel White
    19. donlisy
    20. Sunita
    21. Kathy Porsch
    22. Rhoda A Zapata
    23. Paul White
    24. Christina Dostaler Prestidge
    25. jenifer tracy
    26. Carter Peckham
    27. Derek Seaman
    28. Craig Anderson
    29. Brian White
    30. Andrea Silenza
    31. Danny Joe Gibson
    32. Frank Shopen
    33. Sven Alstrom
    34. Nathan White
    35. Lisa Lala
    36. Chris Sicam
    37. Chad Cox
    38. Ryan Timothy Laferney
    39. Stanci March
    40. Angela Doll Carlson
    41. steve gradwohl
    42. jason dailey

I attached an image of the front of the postcards below. I will get this of for printing on Monday! We are getting there!

PLEASE VISIT the Kickstarter Project here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darinwhite/overflow-a-debut-new-york-solo-exhibition-of-conc

Thank you again,
Darin
http://darinwhite.com

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Darin M. White, OVERFLOW Exhibition Postcard Front

21
Mar
12

Kickstarter Update #3: First Goal $1,000/20%!

THANK YOU!


With your pledges we have hit the first goal –

$1,000 and 20%!

I am very grateful for your encouragement, support, sharing this with your
friends, family and creative/art lovers.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

WE ARE ON OUR WAY to the $5,000 goal. Remember, if we don’t hit that goal in 17 days,
this project will not get funded.
I can tell you don’t want that…I don’t want that either!

As you know we are all busy, if you would be willing to follow up on that email
you sent, facebook post, tweet, or text, phone call, whatever, I think we can really
help this project get wings! If we get enough traffic and pledges to the site, it will
catch the attention of the Kickstarter Staff again and this will help this project
even more!

If you have thoughts about how I could make this Kickstarter project even better?
…please let me know. If there are specific rewards that you feel would help make this happen,
please let me know, I am game! Remember you can always add to your pledge at any time
till April 7th.
How about a pack of six of the Bear Heart thank you cards (shown below)
by adding $20 to your pledge? The front of the card has Bear Heart image on the front, is blank inside,
and has information about the artist and the artwork on the back.

Bear Heart Greeting Card

I think our NEXT GOAL should be DOUBLING this $1,000 to $2,000!
What do you think? Can we do this in 4 days? This would get us back on track
for the $200 a day that is needed to fund this project in time. I am nervous, but
excited too. If these projects were easy EVERYONE would be doing them!
I have put myself out there and you all have been such a great support!
THANK YOU AGAIN!

Kickstarter Project Link:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darinwhite/overflow-a-debut-new-york-solo-exhibition-of-conce

Sincerely and humbly,
Darin
http://darinwhite.com

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20
Mar
12

34 899 18 The update

Numbers, it seems like everything is numbers right now. I am an artist, not a mathematician, but
I am thankful for all of the numbers coming in…(read more here.)

34 Backers, $899 Pledged, 18 days to go!
Click here to see the project!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darinwhite/overflow-a-debut-new-york-solo-exhibition-of-conce

We are doing great, plugging along at a decent rate. Our first major goal is $1,000… (read more here.)

Darin M. White, View of Corn Field in Kansas, 2012

(See larger image here)

 

15
Mar
12

MARCH MADNESS via Kickstarter (partial post)

Well this has been a terrifying and amazing 24+ hours! I jumped off the cliff and launched this Kickstarter project yesterday, Wed. March 15th at 5:02pm (CST). We are at …. (read more here)

Because of your support and because of the Staff at Kickstarter, I was blown away to see that they listed this project at the top of the page in Discovers/Art – Staff Picks and top 7 under all of … (read more here)

Kickstarter: Discover/Art - Staff Picks March 14th, 2012

13
Mar
12

WE HAVE LIFTOFF! Kickstarter~ DARIN M. WHITE: OVERFLOW – A Debut Solo Exhibition of Conceptual Art

With excitement and terror, I hit the launch button on my Kickstarter project today at 5:02 pm!

DARIN M. WHITE: OVERFLOW – A Debut Solo Exhibition of Conceptual Art

Darin M. White, Overflow, Reclaimed wood, seeds, 2012

I am working towards a solo exhibition in Brooklyn, New York April 13-26th, 2012!
To be able to produce the large conceptual based installation and object artwork
that I make, as well as be in New York for 2-3 weeks during the exhibition, I am
looking to art and creative lovers and supporters (or just kind souls) to raise funds
to help make this project a reality.

THIS PROJECT WILL ONLY BE FUNDED IF AT LEAST $5,000 IS PLEDGED
BY SATURDAY APR 7, 5:02PM CDT.

I would be very grateful if you would help me with this project, by sharing by whatever method
you prefer (twitter, facebook, blogs, tumblelog, flickr, linkedin, myspace, phone, text, fax, mail, word of mouth etc).

Here is the direct link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darinwhite/overflow-a-debut-new-york-solo-exhibition-of-conce
And the short link to this project is http://kck.st/yzR0G5 there is an embedded video, twitter share and shortlink at the above link as well.

By pledging $1 or more, Kickstarter will keep you updated on this project. Of course, if you
can pledge more there are some fabulous rewards! Please check out the link above and take a look.
If it is not too much to ask, I would appreciate you helping take this first day of school feeling out of my stomach!

Thank you in advance for your support. It is sincerely and truly appreciated!

Darin
http://darinwhite.com (I am having trouble with this link currently, so in the meantime please go to http://cargocollective.com/darinwhite )

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