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02
Jan
13

End of the Old Beginning of the New – Venti13

Happy New Year, from my art studio to you!

So, as this new year hits, Vinte13 (2013 in Gaelic), I am reminded that this is the time to start fresh,
begin again (as my wife Shannon has said a lot lately) and to move forward in life and art.

In this spirit, I am going to ask if you will help me clean up my email list. Would you take a
few seconds to click on my art Newsletter form and update your information? If you would rather
just reply to this email, that is fine as well. If you get an email at two different locations, or you
have updated your email, or whatever, please let me know. There may be some cross over from b.a.l.m.
projects, and if you just want to receive updates about balm only, just let me know. You matter to me!

This Newsletter will have updates on exhibitions, productions and curations, events, awards and more.
If you can’t wait, fill out and form and then join me over at www.facebook.com/DarinMWhiteArtist
This is where I show works in progress, deep
thoughts (depending on the day) and other snippets of
the life of an artist or my tweet, tweets http://www.twitter.com/darinwhite.

Darin M. White, OVERFLOW Exhibition, Kansas Union Gallery, Sept. 2012 - Photo by Aaron Paden
DARIN M. WHITE: OVERFLOW – Back From New York, A Solo Exhibition
September 10- October 6th, 2012 – Photo by Aaron Paden

Here is a brief year in review update:
This last year has been an interesting year to say the least. I was grateful to start out last year by
producing and curating an exhibition Earth: Languages and Symbols at Cara and Cabezas Contemporary
in the KC Crossroads. One of the solo shows from this exhibition by Rex Hausmann got a nice review
in the KC Pitch Magazine. Around the same time our arts movement b.a.l.m. helped launch a unique
exhibition of 30 artists at the Lawrence Arts Center called the DANNON ART project which ran for a couple of months.
Our good friend GF Sam Wagner was an artist involved in this project. Sam passed away July, 5th, just a
few months after producing and showing his work. He will be missed greatly.


John Hachmeister, left and Maria Velasco, right. Artist in Resonance Space
Earth: Language and Symbols Exhibition at Cara and Cabezas Contemporary in KC Crossroads District
Curated by Darin M. White, January 20-March 10th, 2012
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In April I launched a Kickstarter Project to fund my first Solo Exhibition, OVERFLOW in New York.
I was in New York for 18 days and produced an installation in the Soapbox Gallery on the floor
level viewable 24 hours on a busy Brooklyn Street. With the help of good friends, I found discarded
pallets, brought them to the gallery studio, broke them apart and made a small barn/silo. I drove
to New Jersey with the gallery owner and picked up 1000 lbs of corn feed and filled the barn till it
Overflowed in the gallery space. I found half of a reclaimed 350lbs. black bear which I had taxidermied
into a provocative shape (not what you are thinking). I produced a variety of related imagery in conceptual renderings,
transfer prints, postage stamps, ringspun cotton
Bear Heart shirts and more. When I got
back from New York, I was thankful to get a nice press write up in the LJ World and another solo
exhibition curated by Gina Adams entitled OVERFLOW, Back From New York at the Kansas Union
Gallery in Lawrence, KS Sept. 16-Oct. 6th. I was able to show all of the work that I showed in NY and
add some additional works. I shipped the Overflow installation back from New York with the Bear Heart
work inside and with the help of friends and family installed these pieces and more. I also produced
my first major exhibition catalog which should finally be finished this week!

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DARIN M. WHITE: OVERFLOW – A Solo Exhibition Catalog
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In October b.a.l.m. was asked to produce and curate an outdoor night event at the Kemper Museum of
Contemporary Art. b.a.l.m Maps the Kemper: Lines, Dots and the Spaces In Between which was an
exciting time to work in temporary mediums and explore performance art. This is part of the Kemper’s
Map As Art Exhibition. Again family and friends and artists we appreciate helped make this event a success.
My wife Shannon and I were stretched to curate and produce the event and artworks in the time frame, but
were able to produce both collaborative and both Shannon and my individual works in addition to the
other artists works/performances.

Darin M. White and Shannon White collaborative work. 10' cubed. PVC, EL wire, bamboo, glow elements.  Photo by Jennifer Wetzel courtesy of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Darin M. White and Shannon White collaborative work. 10′ cubed. PVC, EL wire, bamboo, glow elements.
Photo by Jennifer Wetzel courtesy of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
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I been doing a number of things to lately that you may or may not know about. One is designing custom
furniture which means I can make what you want. With a shift in making more art and having more involvement
in the art industry, with our newer division HAVA studios, I am finding the need to show my versatility in design
as well as fine art. I began producing wearable sculptures which were cut off sections from an 8′ long
Dry Bones | Bone Boat, that I produced in 2010. A note of sadness; the Bone Boat was thrown away by an
overzealous construction company along with the Impressions installation. The wearable sculpture pieces
as well as some others have just been picked up by the Phoenix Gallery locally and by UniQ Jewelry in
Three Rivers, MI. Shannon and I have been working on a number of commissions and look forward to more this year.

If you are in the KC area, this Friday, Jan. 4th, Shannon and I will be showing one of our 10′ collaborative works
and other works at Glimpse Flash Space for an exhibition entitled Spectrum. Come out to 1903 Wyandotte,
KCMO in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District to see this work.

Onward and forward!


DARIN M. WHITE
Artist | Independent Curator | Art Production Consultant
darin white email
http://darinwhite.com
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“~speaking for truth and beauty, with the tools of my trade and the eyes of my heart, which are not my own~”
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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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07
Mar
12

Update on Kickstarter project launch

I recently announced that I was approved for a Kickstarter project for my debut solo exhibition in New York.

Here are some updates in regards to launching the Kickstarter. I am adding images that I will use in the
project launch. Please stay tuned for the actual launch and details! Thank you!

Here are some highlights of rewards for funding this Kickstarter project…

Corn Seed Packets

As part of the Overflow site specific installation, there will be empty seed packets printed on the front with
image of the work and the back will have information about the work the exhibition and sponsor. Below is
concept images of the front and back of seed packet. I foresee the empty seed packets being mailed out as
postcards announcing the exhibition, and inviting the viewer to come see the show and take a few seeds.
This will also be a reward for pledging on Kickstarter.

These seed packets will also be at the gallery and available to use to pick up a few seeds from the exhibition.

Darin M. White, Seed Packet Concept Front Image, 2012

Darin M. White, Corn Seed Packet Concept Back, 2012

Bear Heart T-Shirt

I have had requests to make T-Shirts of my work in the past, but never had the right opportunity. My brother
and I used to own a clothing company, and screened many shirts in my day! The Winged Wonder was one
of my designs. I should dig one up sometime and show you. hmmm

Darin M. White, Concept image for Bear Heart Sketch T-Shirt

I surveyed a few people and they seem to think that a simplified version of the actual Bear Heart
concept image was preferred to the simple line drawing above. Here is what it will probably look
like.

Here is what the Bear Heart will look like on a t-shirt. Most likely soft ringspun, per Lisa Lala’s request.
They will come in a variety of colors. It is a fun grab bag.

Bear Heart T-Shirt Concept on Yellow

Darin M. White, Bear Heart, T-Shirt Mock Up Image, 2012

Exhibition Catalog

I have been waiting for a while to print a catalog of my work, and now it is time!
This catalog will most likely be a softcover, saddle stitched, unless I go beyond funding a way!
Below is my concept image.

Darin M White, Overflow Exhibition Catalog concept

Pencil Drawings

Below are a couple of pencil drawings of the Appropriate Attire works. I am thinking about including a print
of these for one of the rewards.

Darin M White, Appropriate Attire: Burlap and Earth, Pencil drawing, 2012

Darin M White, Appropriate Attire: Ashes and Burlap, Pencil drawing, 2012

Change Forward Conceptual Rendering

There are a number of renderings I am going to offer as various sizes and levels of prints. Here is one…

Darin M. White, Change Forward Conceptual Image, 2011

Surprise Quick Sketch

One of the rewards I am going to offer is a quick sketch of whatever is
on my mind at the moment (I know scary thought), but hopefully interesting.
It might be a cartoon, or naturalistic sketch, stylized, etc. Surprise!

Darin M. White, Quick Sketch Bear Example, Ink, 2012

Arrow Antler T-Shirt or Sketch

Below is another ink drawing that I am considering offering as a T-Shirt
or sketch reward. What do you think? It would probably be printed on a random colored shirt.

Darin M. White, Arrow Antler, Ink, 2012

Overflow Card Concept Image

Another option for cards is the “Bear Heart” image:

"Bear Heart" Greeting Card Concept Image

Of course my family is putting up with me, with all of the work I am putting into this project

I am so thankful for them! Here is a photo from Fall 2011.

A photo by my dad, Ed White, Darin and Shannon White Family Photo by Graffiti, 2011

Here is another one of us on a crazy windy day (March 2012) in a corn field. It is amazing to
see how fast Claire is growing up!

White Family Photo March 2012 in a corn field, just outside of Lawrence, Kansas

©2012 Darin M. White

Please keep a look out for this Kickstarter launch! Thank you!

Darin M. White
http://darinwhite.com

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05
Feb
08

projects

i have too many ideas.  too many things to explore.  not enough time in the day.  i recently got my main website available to work on again, so this added a new project.  here are a couple of projects below or go to darinwhite.com and click on projects to see more.  i will continue to update as i have time?

 Wood Form for Candles  Turkey Call




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