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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

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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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15
Feb
12

Brooklyn Solo Exhibition April 13-26th, 2012

I have a solo exhibition April 13-26th, 2012 at the Soapbox Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. I am very excited about this project.

As an artist and arts advocate my wife and I help produce and curate art exhibitions, provide opportunities and encourage artists through b.a.l.m. | beauty, art and life movement. I was offered a personal solo art show at an alternative gallery space in Brooklyn, NY from April 13-26, 2012. The space is all that is provided, and the artist acts as the janitor, gallerist, host and receptionist. 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 raise funds to help make this project a reality. If more funds are raised than required for the project, any extra will go to producing and printing catalogs of the exhibit. I am hoping to pre-sell work for the exhibition. Below are some conceptual images and renderings that show what I am producing. If you are interested, or know of someone who would be interested in this work, please contact me to discuss. Please help me get out the word about this project! Thank you!

Darin M. White, Bear Heart, Taxidermy Bear, 2012

Bear Heart

A naturally peaceful bear protrudes from the wall with arms extended in a kind gesture, paws touching.
The negative shape of the arms creates a simple but powerful message, and encourages the viewer to wrestle with larger issues of life.

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

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, Appropriate Attire: Burlap and Earth (left) and Appropriate Attire: Burlap and Ashes (right), Transfer print on copper, 2012

Darin M. White, Appropriate Attire: Burlap and Earth, Transfer print on copper, 2012

A men’s suit made from the same material to hold potatoes or coffee is buried to its knees in soil. Out of the
earth emerges a single seedling. Appropriate Attire: Burlap and Earth wrestles with issues of power and
humility, struggle, toil, life cycle, memento mori, forward movement and growth.

Darin M. White, Appropriate Attire: Ashes and Burlap, Transfer print on copper, 2012

Appropriate Attire:Burlap and Ashes

A burlap sack becomes a women’s dress that either is rising out of or sinking into ashes which create the
outline. From the ashes, new growth begins to form. In nature when fire burns the forest decimating it,
eventually out of this process emerges life and the chance to begin again.

©2012 Darin M. White

Once the Kickstarter project is launched I will post a link so you can check it out!

Darin M. White
http://darinwhite.com

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10
Dec
11

Quality Carved Wearable Wood Sculptures and More for Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to remind you (or let you know for the first time) that I have produced and can custom produce wearable wood sculptures and counter wood sculptures for you,your loved one (or at least someone you really like).

Below are some examples of these works that I have made. If the item is sold, I have noted it as such. If you would prefer a custom shape or design let me know as soon as possible, so I can get them made in time for Christmas.

Wearable Spalted Maple Sculpture by Darin White 3.5"H x 1.5"W x .5"D Strong Blackline SOLD

Wearable Spalted Maple Sculpture by Darin White 4"H x 1.25"W x .5"D Heavy Figured Blackline! Available
Wearable Spalted Maple Sculpture by Darin White 4″H x 1.25″W x .5″D Heavy Figured Blackline! Available

Some examples of work below. Some are for sale, others have sold.

Blue Spalted Ambrosia Maple Wearable Sculpture (Front) IMG_3493 - SoldBlue Spalted Ambrosia Maple Wearable Sculpture (Back) IMG_3492 - SoldWearable Sculpture by Darin M. WhiteWearable Sculpture by Darin M. WhiteWearable Sculpture by Darin M. WhiteWearable Sculpture Grouping 1

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Wearable Sculpture by Darin M. WhiteWearble Sculpture CRW_3522Wearable Sculpture by Darin M. WhiteWearable Sculpture by Darin M. White
Wearable Sculpture by Darin M. WhiteWearable Sculpture by Darin M. WhiteWearable Sculpture by Darin M. White
Wearable Sculpture by Darin M. WhiteWearable Sculpture by Darin M. WhiteWearable Sculpture by Darin M. WhiteWearable Sculpture by Darin M. White
Wearable Sculpture by Darin M. WhiteWearable Sculpture by Darin M. WhiteWearable Sculpture CRW_3526Wearable Sculpture by Darin M. WhiteWearable Sculpture by Darin M. White

This is just a small sampling and also I can custom produce almost any shape required, so let me know what you want.  Pricing will be on a per price basis however the general pricing is below, and will depend on what type of clasp etc, however the general pricing which includes a leather chain or simple silver colored chain and USPS shipping to the 48 contiguous States (Hawaii and Alaska $4 more) send payment via PayPal to me email me or call me.

$70 Large (3.25″-4.5″H), $60 Medium (2″-3″H), $50 small (1″-1.75″Hs) Price includes a simple leather or basic chain. Additional chain options available. Production time will vary, ask before ordering if time sensitive. These pieces are hand carved by the sculptor in Lawrence, KS. To see examples of more work also view http://cargocollective.com/darinwhite

Pricing discounted for holidays! First order take $10 off each purchase of one, $20 off two, $30 off three.

Also for those of you wanting art for arts sake, or would just prefer a freestanding sculpture,
below is an example of a larger sculpture piece I carved recently. Commission me to make
a work for you, email me or call me.

Darin M. White sculpture “Two:One” Carved Spalted Maple, Cocobola Wood, Steel – Private Collection

03
Nov
11

Nacho Libre: A film of Hope

I wrote this “review” a while ago and decided to finally post.


Image ©2006 Paramount Pictures

I was watching a “classic” movie Nacho Libre last night Produced by Jack Black, Directed by Jared Hess written by Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess and Mike White. I have fond memories of watching this movie with my son Caden in the hospital or at home as he was recovering from his chemotherapy’s. Nacho Libre at first seems to be just another fun shallow comedy with Jack Black (Nacho). I loved the cinematography, the fun accents and the kitschy feel. There is this gorgeous aqua blue and cadmium red throughout the film. It makes me wish I was painting again. Last night something made me love this flick even more.

This revelation hits me while the frames are rolling. This is a movie about hope! In all its hyped up silliness the movie is about hope, and it is beautiful. Yes, even proudly I say it; “Nacho Libre is a stunning film!”

The basic plot is about a child who grows up in an orphanage. His mother was a Protestant missionary to Mexico and his father was a Catholic Priest who besides trying convert each other manage to have a son before they both die. Nacho their son is raised in a Catholic orphanage. The credits roll as he tries to act like a luchadore and is humiliated once he has been caught by the priests. As he grows he cannot stop thinking about finding his place in the world and his passion for Mexican wrestling. He draws sketches of his costume if he was a wrestler during mass. Eventually he meets a homeless person (Esqueleto played by Héctor Jiménez) in the alley trying to steel the orphans chips, and he fights him for the bag. With the recent arrival to the orphanage of Encarnación the peaceful, beautiful sister and the harassment by the other brothers for his lack of cooking skills, Nacho decides to act on his dream of Lucha libre. He finds Esqueleto the chip thief and gets him to agree to team up with him in the ring. They lose badly, but make some money and they are hooked. Nacho brings back a salad for orphans to their delight. Eventually, Nacho wants to become more and more like the professional luchadores. He is hiding his identity and sneaking out late to wrestle. His joy turns to frustration as he is starting to slip in his help for the orphans. An opportunity comes up that the winner of many wrestlers would fight Rames (Cesar Gonzalez) the best luchador and would become a professional wrestler and win a substantial amount of money. When he asks Sister Encarnación (Ana de la Reguera) what she thinks he should do, she says that God would honor a person if they were doing something for the right reason. Nacho is shown praying at the front of the chapel. He prays that if God will only let him win this match, that he will give any money he wins to help the orphans. As he is praying the candles catch his robe on fire. He runs out of the church screaming and his clothes on fire. He rolls to put out the flames. When he stands up, his simple brown tunic has been burned off the bottom half of him revealing his colorful aqua and red “stretchy pants” that he wears to wrestle. Everyone is shocked by this site and Nacho claims that he is “Nacho the luchadore”. The anger from the brothers come in claims of sin with icy stares. Nacho states that he will go and he will fight and he will win, because God is with him in the ring. He states that when he wins he will by a bus for the orphans, so they can go on field trips and “stuff”. He gallops off to fight and comes home dejected from being the runner up to the winner the Emperor. He is kicked out of the orphanage, and as he is about to leave his small friend Chancho (Darius Rose) asks him where he will go. Nacho says he doesn’t know as there is no place for him at the orphanage and there is no place for him in the world. Chancho gives him a machette to help Nacho as he goes into the wilderness. After a short time, Esqueleto comes to give him a message that the Emperor has been injured and cannot fight Ramses. Nacho decides to come out of retirement to wrestle. Esqueleto has asked Nacho before, “Do you think we’ll win?”
Nacho replied, “I do not know, but I hope so.” He is very nervous about fighting Ramses and does his best, but he is loosing badly and it looks to be over for Nacho as Sister Encarnación and the masked orphans walk into the stadium. Nacho’s hope is restored, and his faith and courage return. He begins to subdue Ramses as the slow motion continues, he wins with an aerial swan leap from the ropes to the retreating luchador and a three second pin.

The orphans bus is decked out in bright luchador paintings as it travels down the road. Out the door of the bus Nacho the aqua clothed luchador priest, Sister Encarnación and the orphans proceed up the steps of their next tour destination.


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21
Sep
11

Booking It To Brooklyn: A Library of Texas Contemporary Art (With Some Friends Who’ve Joined Us Along the Way)

Booking It To Brooklyn:
A Library of Texas Contemporary Art
(With Some Friends Who’ve Joined Us Along the Way)

Curated by Darin M. White

June 24th-July 8th, 2011

Produced and Directed by Rex Hausmann and Hausmann Millworks
operating in conjunction with
CENTRAL BOOKING Art Space
111 Front Street
Gallery 210
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Closing reception: July 7th, 2011 as part of “First Thursday” art walk
http://www.brooklynartproject.com/page/1st-thursdays-dumbo-galleryA collection of contemporary works from San Antonio, Los Angeles, New York, Kansas City & Philadelphia.
Organized like any good collection: varied tastes, materials & subjects form prose of an odd exotic sort.
Please enjoy the chapters enclosed. Happy reading.
Rex Hausmann
Producer/DirectorIn an exhibition that was curated in around a week, we find a story of Rex Hausmann
of Hausmann Millworks: A Creative Community. The-GO-man, the get-it-done-guy,
the-too-many-irons-in-the-fire-but-making-it-all-work. 1/4 Italian, 1/4 Mexican,
1/2 German and all San Antonian, Hausmann has a new story for everyday
of the week and they are all good. Hausmann Millworks is a 44,000 square foot millwork
manufacturing building in San Antonio Texas, that has been transformed into
“A Creative Community” of artist studios, galleries and provides opportunities and real life,
art and business education to its artists. This exhibition includes mostly San Antonio
artists and tells the story of how they and other friends have come into the conversation
and are now Booking It To Brooklyn. From Marilyn Lanfear and Larry Graeber who’s work
spans five decades, to LA artist Kiel Johnson who is showing in various museums to
Mel Latimer and Casey Ruiz who are just getting their feet wet, the list of artists and
artwork are as varied as America itself. Exhibited in Brooklyn’s Central Booking Art Space
in Dumbo. The show revolves around the galleries theme of art books, prints and works
on paper with some more conceptual notions. Don’t be surprised if this list of artists
changes before the opening, it is par for the course. The show may end up in Tunisia
for all we know…with bells on.
Darin M. White
Curator

Artists:
Chapter 1: Foundations
David Almaguer
Arturo Almeida

Jonathan Cowan
Chapter 2: New Friends
David Alcantar
Larry Greaber
Marilyn Lanfear
Ansen Seale
Chapter 3: An Unusual Pair
Louis Vega Trevino
Mark Wiegand
Chapter 4: New Horizons
Mel Latimer
Kevin Rayhons
Casey Ruiz
Chapter 5: Some Friends Dropped in For a Visit
Michelle Carollo
Jane Flanders
Jimmy Greenfield
Kiel Johnson
Don Lisy
Alison Stigora
Shannon White
Chapter 6: The Lady with Embroidered Shirts & A Man with a Cactus
Leigh Anne Lester
Joseph Adams

Marilyn Lanfear Marilyn & the Law1982 Revolver, book, promises 5″ x 14″ x 10″


Kiel Johnson Sincerely Yours 2009 Ink on paper 17.75″ x 24″ (Image Courtesy of Davidson Contemporary NY, NY and artist)

Larry Graeber Colorform Book Font Cover, Paper and ink 11″ x 10″ 16 Pages
Ansen Seale Congress 2011 Digital print on maple veneer 48″ x 48″
Left to right, Jane Flanders, (Ledge) Larry Graeber, Joseph Adams, (Hanging) Kiel Johnson
(Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye), Kevin Rahyons, Marc Weigand, (Pedistal) Marilyn Lanfear,
Kiel Johnson (Rejection Letter)
Left to Right: Kiel Johnson (Rejection Letter), David Alcantar, (Top) Louis Vega Travenio,

(Bottom) David Almaguer, Don Lisy

Left to Right: Mel Latimer, Shannon White, Jimmy Greenfield, Jonathan Cowan,
(Table) Leigh Anne Lester, Ansen Seale, Michelle Carollo
Left to Right: Mel Latimer, Ansen Seale, Michelle Carollo, (Top) Marc Wiegand,
(Bottom) Casey Ruiz, Alison Stigora

More images and price list available on request by contacting Darin White or Rex Hausmann




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