Posts Tagged ‘Art Exhibition

21
Sep
12

DARIN M. WHITE: OVERFLOW, BACK FROM NEW YORK, A SOLO EXHIBITION

Press release, for immediate release:

DARIN M. WHITE: OVERFLOW

BACK FROM NEW YORK, A SOLO EXHIBITION

Exhibition Dates: September 10-October 5, 2012

Reception Sep. 28th, 2-6pm as part of the

Campus Art Walk and Final Fridays, 2-7pm.

Kansas Union Gallery

1301 Jayhawk Blvd., Level 4

Lawrence, KS 66045

Hours 8:30am-5pm M-F or by appointment.

Darin M. White returns from his debut solo exhibition, OVERFLOW in New York with a expanded  version

at the Kansas Union Gallery. As a Kansas University Alumn, he is the first artist in a series of KU Alumni

Visiting Artist Exhibitions.

OVERFLOW Exhibition Catalog Forward

“I first met Darin White in my studio for a curatorial visit where he was choosing work for an exhibition

in Kansas City. I had never met him before, but instantly I knew he was both a genuine person as well

as being intuitive and sensitive with concerns to both asking questions and in listening to what I had to

say about my own artist practice. I did not know ahead of time that he was considering my work for the

Cara and Cabeza Contemporary show in KC, only that he went to KU, was a Visual Art alum, and was an

artist and art enthusiast.

Through the planning for the Cara and Cabeza Contemporary exhibition I learned more about Darin

and his artistic practice. My first visit to his studio proved to be very exciting! There was so much to see

and talk about, it felt as though we would never have enough time to discuss everything and touch upon

every little detail. Believe me, I wanted to. Artists are always inspired by other artists who go in depth

when it involves their studio, their tools, the layout, the work, the process. You name it, we love to talk about it.

It seemed only natural that when developing the concept for an KU Alumni Visiting Artist Exhibition in

the SUA Gallery inside the Memorial Unions Building on Campus that Darin White should be the first

artist in this exhibition series. I had seen his drive and determination in developing a Kickstarter in order

to have a solo show, OVERFLOW in NYC. I was impressed with both how hard he worked and then with

how well considered his show was when installed. So in offering Darin a solo exhibition in the SUA Union

Gallery, I presented it as having his New York show here at home. Home being both Lawrence, where Darin

lives with his wife Shannon and their daughters Noel and Claire. And art in the White household is truly a

family affair.”

The SUA Union Gallery and the Memorial Unions welcomes Darin White with an open heart and an open mind.

Thank you for taking the time to consider Darin’s work installed in the gallery.”

Gina Adams

Memorial Unions Curator

“The second Campus Art Walk is in collaboration with Final Fridays, which is held in downtown Lawrence each month. This event encompasses different buildings on campus with art collections and displays such as Watson Library, the Art and Design Building and Stuaffer-Flint Hall. The Kansas Union Gallery is the final stop before visitors go downtown to enjoy Final Fridays. This event will start at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Kansas Union on the fourth floor.

Our Darin M. White galley reception will also be held during this time, showcasing his “Overflow” installation exhibit. Also, the Campus Art Walk will include a performance by the KU African Drum Ensemble, an opportunity to take a commemorative picture at the photo booth and a ceremonial “yarn wrapping” of the Jayhawk.” by Student Union Activities

bioDarin M. White is an artist, independent curator and art consultant based in Lawrence, KS. White has a BFA in sculpture from the University of Kansas. With his wife Shannon, a painter and arts advocate, he founded b.a.l.m. (beauty, art and life movement) in 2007. Together they promote creativity and action, encouraging others in their art and understanding. In 2010, he helped launch the Final Fridays events in Lawrence, and is currently a commissioner for the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission.White equates his artwork to digging in the field, looking for treasures and mysteries to 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 Bear Heart, in which he states; “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.”

OVERFLOW

SEEDS FOR REFLECTION: an essay

For those of us who like our epic quotes, you have heard this one before: “What good is it if you gain the whole world, but lose your soul?” That is a close paraphrase fished out of the Bible, spoken by Jesus. The pointed question echoes a proverbial human drama, if there is one; but have we considered its hypothetical inverse? What good would it be if we have our souls, then lose the whole world?

I would guess that Darin White, in the exhibition OVERFLOW, had considered that dilemma before. So let’s say you choose personal integrity and retain that inner consciousness, but then still watch your material universe (presumably as precious) slip away? In the text accompanying the exhibition, he initiates his version of the question, asking you and me: “What will you do with what we are given?”

The artist told me he does not care for political enmeshment, but OVERFLOW is after all a show traveling from a Brooklyn, New York gallery called Soapbox to a space called Union Gallery at Kansas University (And I as essayist have just newly returned to the Los Angeles area). Notice that the artist’s question, consciously or subconsciously formed, addresses “you” while acknowledging a collective “we”. Sounds like Kennedy’s Camelot speech. Not to get bogged down with American politics of current election-season 2012, one cannot help but consider the ideological tug-of-war between shared or individual powers, what is inherited and what is earned, the rhetoric’s between “you didn’t build that” and “the achievement of the individual.” Art world gatekeepers– art dealers to art academics– speak about the “timeliness” of consequential art-making, and I’d say the contents of OVERFLOW are pretty darn timely.

What we are given here: choices, self-conscious souls, material goods, an American two-party system, a big nation where we are allowed to ask big, philosophical questions out loud and to one another. But allow me to touch upon a few points on what we are given, in the more concrete ways we as gallery goers can see, smell, touch (at least with creative imaginations).

What provokes us in OVERFLOW is a once-living black bear, with arms roughly forming a heart-shaped void. A real bear hug to the usual living-room trophies of fierce teeth and outstretched claws typical of Americana. This bear seemingly presides over a wooden structure which in turn sits atop a large pool of corn seeds. In White’s written text, his subjects of “farmland, barns and brimming silos” are invoked more as dreamy state and visionary condition than simple nostalgic sentimentality; we are living at a time not only of nationwide recession and serious natural droughts. In fact, a material crisis is shared, if not eclipsed, by the wider economic shakeup of European and Japanese powerhouses. Timely? Look up what hot-blooded Italians did with Arte Povera (literally “Poor Art”) during the 1960s, in a time of too-cool American minimalism.

As he composed this installation between Overflow and Bear Heart, did Darin White realize how unsettling OVERFLOW is as a show? Did he ever think “bear market”, as we like to call cycles of downturn? Did he consider the ironic contrast of connotations in “Over” versus “Flow”? Here is another fact, this one about those copper etchings, available to anyone who can look up “copper” in Wikipedia.com: “Copper has been in use at least 10,000 years, but more than 95% of all copper ever mined and smelted has been extracted since 1900.” And here I thought quoting Jesus would be controversial.

Samuel W. Kho

Curator, Los Angles and New York

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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~”

06
May
12

Full list of pledge supporters for Kickstarter project (minus those who prefered not to be listed)

Here is a great big thank you to list of Kickstarter pledge supporters! Also to those who supported
in other ways as well as those who supported on Kickstarter, but chose to receive a reward. If for
some reason you are not listed, and you wanted to be, please let me know. I am so thankful for
everyone’s amazing support of this project! THANK YOU! It is because of you that this project
was possible. I will have more images posted soon. If you wanted to pledge, but didn’t for whatever
reason, many of the same rewards are still available. Please let me know by calling my Hava Studios office at
7858422216 or email me here.
A huge thank you to my wife Shannon and daughters Noel and Claire for putting up and supporting me in all
this madness, my parents Ed and Peggy White for all of their support in more ways than can be listed, as well
as Jimmy Greenfield, Don Lisy (for tons of work and help navigating NY), Leigh Ann Dull (and Mark), Jim
and Sunita Puleo(and their girls for their patience, protection of the corn from the “mean” pigeon and for the
great pajama party), Steve Stroup with Bridger Property Services who graciously provided the signage, Terry
Jacobson with Printing Solutions who was amazing to provide the printing for this project, Jon and Vanessa
Cowan, Justin Baldwin, Sam Kho, Judith Bradshaw and Joseph Almendariz. I am positive I am forgetting
people to thank, please forgive me.

1 Lisa White-Turney
2 GF Sam Wagner
3 Eric Dobbins
4 Luke and Sara Houk
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 Don Lisy
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
43 Matthew Pacheco
44 Eric Kirkendall
45 Jen Grabarczyk
46 Anna Doktor
47 artbynemo
48 Allen Chen
49 Brian and Marilyn Horsch
50 Judith Ferrenbach
56 Liza
57 Kevin & Amy Malskeit
58 Sara Farley
59 Diane Horning
60 Eric Frye
61 Liz Lacey-Gotz
64 Rachael Jane
65 Emily Jalinsky
66 Garrett Larson
67 Fong Liu
68 Melissa Wilkerson
69 Sarah O
70 Maya Baron
71 Michael and Betty Collins
72 Cara Megan Lewis
73 Kato Dee
74 Eric Morton
75 Leone Anne Reeves
76 Pil Ho lee
77 George Rousis
78 Mary E Wentz
29 Paul Nielsen
80 Marc Wiegand
81 Kaylyn Munro
82 Jody Carter
83 Codie Lea
84 Kat Monaghan
85 ArtsKC fan
86 Shea Gordon
87 Susan Smith
88 Sandra McKenzie
89 Christy Tennant
90 Frank Shopen
91 Mary
92 Jessica Conner
93 Andrew G. Norquist
94 Vanessa Vanek
95 Joel White
96 Gwen Hannan Meharg
97 Alison Stigora
98 Jay Walker
99 Josh Davis
100 Kim Bishop
101 Neil Hull
102 Hannah Gregory
103 Lance Cheney
104 Marc Havener
105 Jessica Small
106 Tobias Becker
107 Garrett Larson
108 Joan Ramsey
109 Patrick and Joey Curtin
110 Rex Hausmann
111 Brian White
112 Cara and Cabezas
113 Anj Riffel
114 Zack Nutter
115 Dave Van Hee
116 Helen Johnston
117 Lila Thompson


Darin M. White: OVERFLOW – A Debut New York Solo Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY)
Artwork Left to Right: Appropriate Attire: Burlap and Earth, Transfer print on reclaimed copper,
Appropriate Attire: Ashes and Burlap
, Transfer print on reclaimed copper, Bear Heart, Reclaimed adjusted
taxidermy black bear, Overflow, Site specific sculpture installation in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY
Reclaimed pallets gathered from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY, 1000 lbs. of feed corn from Monroe Township, NJ,
100 lbs. of organic seed corn from Mansfield, MO (See Map image below)

 

Update #15: Full list of pledge supporters, and more, plus some press

Posted 1 day ago

Here is a great big thank you to list of Kickstarter pledge supporters! Also to those who supported in other ways as well as those who supported on Kickstarter, but chose to receive a reward. If for some reason you are not listed, and you wanted to be, please let me know. I am so thankful for everyone’s amazing support of this project! THANK YOU! It is because of you that this project was possible. I will have more images posted soon. If you wanted to pledge, but didn’t for whatever reason, many of the same rewards are still available. Please let me know by calling my Hava Studios office at 785.842.2216 or email me here.

A huge thank you to my wife Shannon and daughters Noel and Claire for putting up and supporting me in all this madness, my parents Ed and Peggy White for all of their support in more ways than can be listed, as well as Jimmy Greenfield, Don Lisy (for tons of work and help navigating NY), Leigh Ann Dull (and Mark), Jim and Sunita Puleo (and their girls for their patience, protection of the corn from the “mean” pigeon and for the great pajama party), Steve Stroup with Bridger Property Services who graciously provided the signage, Terry Jacobson with Printing Solutions who was amazing to provide the printing for this project, Jon and Vanessa Cowan, Justin Baldwin, Sam Kho, Judith Bradshaw and Joseph Almendariz. I am positive I am forgetting people to thank, please forgive me.

1 Lisa White-Turney
2 GF Sam Wagner
3 Eric Dobbins
4 Luke and Sara Houk
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 Don Lisy
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
43 Matthew Pacheco
44 Eric Kirkendall
45 Jen Grabarczyk
46 Anna Doktor
47 artbynemo
48 Allen Chen
49 Brian and Marilyn Horsch
50 Judith Ferrenbach
56 Liza
57 Kevin & Amy Malskeit
58 Sara Farley
59 Diane Horning
60 Eric Frye
61 Liz Lacey-Gotz
64 Rachael Jane
65 Emily Jalinsky
66 Garrett Larson
67 Fong Liu
68 Melissa Wilkerson
69 Sarah O
70 Maya Baron
71 Michael and Betty Collins
72 Cara Megan Lewis
73 Kato Dee
74 Eric Morton
75 Leone Anne Reeves
76 Pil Ho lee
77 George Rousis
78 Mary E Wentz
29 Paul Nielsen
80 Marc Wiegand
81 Kaylyn Munro
82 Jody Carter
83 Codie Lea
84 Kat Monaghan
85 ArtsKC fan
86 Shea Gordon
87 Susan Smith
88 Sandra McKenzie
89 Christy Tennant
90 Frank Shopen
91 Mary
92 Jessica Conner
93 Andrew G. Norquist
94 Vanessa Vanek
95 Joel White
96 Gwen Hannan Meharg
97 Alison Stigora
98 Jay Walker
99 Josh Davis
100 Kim Bishop
101 Neil Hull
102 Hannah Gregory
103 Lance Cheney
104 Marc Havener
105 Jessica Small
106 Tobias Becker
107 Garrett Larson
108 Joan Ramsey
109 Patrick and Joey Curtin
110 Rex Hausmann
111 Brian White
112 Cara and Cabezas
113 Anj Riffel
114 Zack Nutter
115 Dave Van Hee
116 Helen Johnston
117 Lila Thompson

Darin M. White: OVERFLOW – A Debut New York Solo Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY)
Artwork Left to Right: Appropriate Attire: Burlap and Earth, Transfer print on reclaimed copper, Appropriate Attire: Ashes and Burlap, Transfer print on reclaimed copper, Bear Heart, Reclaimed adjusted taxidermy black bear, Overflow, Site specific sculpture installation in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY Reclaimed pallets gathered from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY, 1000 lbs. of feed corn from Monroe Township, NJ,
100 lbs. of organic seed corn from Mansfield, MO (See Map below)

Map of where the majority of the work came from as well as locations in transit for this project. I left off a bunch believe it or not.

Bear Heart, Reclaimed adjusted taxidermy black bear, 2012

Detail of Overflow installation and sign

Update #15: Full list of pledge supporters, and more, plus some press

Posted 1 day ago

Here is a great big thank you to list of Kickstarter pledge supporters! Also to those who supported in other ways as well as those who supported on Kickstarter, but chose to receive a reward. If for some reason you are not listed, and you wanted to be, please let me know. I am so thankful for everyone’s amazing support of this project! THANK YOU! It is because of you that this project was possible. I will have more images posted soon. If you wanted to pledge, but didn’t for whatever reason, many of the same rewards are still available. Please let me know by calling my Hava Studios office at 785.842.2216 or email me here.

A huge thank you to my wife Shannon and daughters Noel and Claire for putting up and supporting me in all this madness, my parents Ed and Peggy White for all of their support in more ways than can be listed, as well as Jimmy Greenfield, Don Lisy (for tons of work and help navigating NY), Leigh Ann Dull (and Mark), Jim and Sunita Puleo (and their girls for their patience, protection of the corn from the “mean” pigeon and for the great pajama party), Steve Stroup with Bridger Property Services who graciously provided the signage, Terry Jacobson with Printing Solutions who was amazing to provide the printing for this project, Jon and Vanessa Cowan, Justin Baldwin, Sam Kho, Judith Bradshaw and Joseph Almendariz. I am positive I am forgetting people to thank, please forgive me.

1 Lisa White-Turney
2 GF Sam Wagner
3 Eric Dobbins
4 Luke and Sara Houk
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 Don Lisy
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
43 Matthew Pacheco
44 Eric Kirkendall
45 Jen Grabarczyk
46 Anna Doktor
47 artbynemo
48 Allen Chen
49 Brian and Marilyn Horsch
50 Judith Ferrenbach
56 Liza
57 Kevin & Amy Malskeit
58 Sara Farley
59 Diane Horning
60 Eric Frye
61 Liz Lacey-Gotz
64 Rachael Jane
65 Emily Jalinsky
66 Garrett Larson
67 Fong Liu
68 Melissa Wilkerson
69 Sarah O
70 Maya Baron
71 Michael and Betty Collins
72 Cara Megan Lewis
73 Kato Dee
74 Eric Morton
75 Leone Anne Reeves
76 Pil Ho lee
77 George Rousis
78 Mary E Wentz
29 Paul Nielsen
80 Marc Wiegand
81 Kaylyn Munro
82 Jody Carter
83 Codie Lea
84 Kat Monaghan
85 ArtsKC fan
86 Shea Gordon
87 Susan Smith
88 Sandra McKenzie
89 Christy Tennant
90 Frank Shopen
91 Mary
92 Jessica Conner
93 Andrew G. Norquist
94 Vanessa Vanek
95 Joel White
96 Gwen Hannan Meharg
97 Alison Stigora
98 Jay Walker
99 Josh Davis
100 Kim Bishop
101 Neil Hull
102 Hannah Gregory
103 Lance Cheney
104 Marc Havener
105 Jessica Small
106 Tobias Becker
107 Garrett Larson
108 Joan Ramsey
109 Patrick and Joey Curtin
110 Rex Hausmann
111 Brian White
112 Cara and Cabezas
113 Anj Riffel
114 Zack Nutter
115 Dave Van Hee
116 Helen Johnston
117 Lila Thompson

Darin M. White: OVERFLOW – A Debut New York Solo Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY)
Artwork Left to Right: Appropriate Attire: Burlap and Earth, Transfer print on reclaimed copper, Appropriate Attire: Ashes and Burlap, Transfer print on reclaimed copper, Bear Heart, Reclaimed adjusted taxidermy black bear, Overflow, Site specific sculpture installation in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY Reclaimed pallets gathered from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY, 1000 lbs. of feed corn from Monroe Township, NJ,
100 lbs. of organic seed corn from Mansfield, MO (See Map below)

Map of where the majority of the work came from as well as locations in transit for this project. I left off a bunch believe it or not.

Bear Heart, Reclaimed adjusted taxidermy black bear, 2012


Detail of Overflow installation and sign

Detail of Overflow installation, organic corn seed and seed packets that were given to viewers


Appropriate Attire: Burlap and Earth
, Transfer print on reclaimed copper, 2012

I was thankful to have some press published in the Sunday May 6th, 2012 edition of the Lawrence Journal-World
in the Pulse section under artists profiles. They were kind enough to put an image of me on the front page too.
Here is the link. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/may/05/local-artists-ny-exhibit-draws-personal-tragedy-cy/

Lawrence artist Darin M. White is pictured on Thursday, April 3, 2012 in his home. White recently returned from Brooklyn, New York, where he showed a series of his work.
Photo by Nick Krug
Lawrence artist Darin M. White is pictured on Thursday, April 3, 2012 in his home.
White recently returned from Brooklyn, New York, where he showed a series of his work.
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Thank you,
Darin
http://darinwhite.com

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09
Apr
12

KICKSTARTER UPDATE #12: WE DID IT!

WE DID IT! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

I am so grateful for all of your support and encouragement!

Thank you each and every one of you for your pledges!

We still have over an hour left! If you are still interested in pledging please do
any additional raised will go towards the actual costs of the project and trip!
I am also hopeful that there will be enough to have my sweet wife come at some
point during this time. She has put up with a whole lot during this whole project!

Thank you again, I could not have done this without you all!

If you have any questions, please let me know!

ON TO NEW YORK! I will keep you updated on my blog and the kickstarter updates page during the exhibition.

Thank you,
Darin
http://darinwhite.com

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05
Apr
12

Kickstarter Update #8 Rocking 52% Funded 64 Hours to go! A Little Press!

Starting to turn up the heat, and just in time… Can we make it?!?! Yes, I am sweating over here! I have been told that the last bit is when you get a lot of pledges. Well, please pledge away!

Update #8: Rocking 52% Funded 64 Hours to go! A Little Press!

This is because of your pledges and kind support! Thank you! Please remember you are not JUST supporting, you a buying in to an artist and his mission to change the world, and getting some great rewards as a benefit!

If we do not hit the $5,000 in 64 hours all of this is for not, because non of this project will be funded. Do you want to see a grown man cry? Don’t answer that! Ok, another thought… (See More here…)

A Little Press!

I have some great news! My high school friend Hannah is a non-profit PR writer. She got a press release out all over the place. See the screen shot below and the link here. If you can get this out to your people, maybe your people would like to get on this train as well! No harm, no foul, and you get to help out a creative project. You know debut only happens once!

At the bottom of this page is the press release if you want to copy and paste it, or share it.

So even though I am NOT a mathematician, it looks like we will need around 75 more backers in this next 64 hours to hit this goal! I apparently have told too many people too many times (glares, icy stares, cold shoulder, direct to vm, out of the office, etc.), ok hopefully not true…  BUT I do need more people letting other people know. I probably already said that.

Well how about another reward?

This is the shirt group package. People are loving this shirt… and I am so glad. So how about a family or group pack of 4 or 5 t-shirts! I am still trying to decide on colors. Leave a comment on one of the right blue tabs above if you want to weigh in on shirt colors. I have to keep it to a minimum because dealing with all sizes. Oh, and if any of you who have a pledged for a t-shirt already, know your size, please let me know. It will help with my order I am placing tomorrow. WHAT! Yes, I am placing the order tomorrow. I have to get these ordered and so I am taking the plunge and praying that this project gets funded, and also my buddy’s Eric and Kallie and the people at Grandstand have agreed to help out! (Read more here…)

Bear Heart Ringspun T-Shirt Concept on ManDARIN Orange

Green Apple

Spring Yellow

White

Highlight of Reward

So another reward that has not been taken advantage of is the meal with artist. This is a limited reward. There is one in Lawrence, KS and the other in NY. If you go for this one, I will also include your name as a sponsor on the gallery glass.
$350 – MEAL WITH ARTIST AND HIS WIFE IN LAWRENCE, KS (DINNER FOR 2 + US) AND EXHIBITION CATALOG – We will all get a great dinner and good company and you feed a couple of starving artists. Plus the EXHIBITION CATALOG, YOUR NAME on the WEBSITE and IN THE CATALOG, PERSONAL GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, and SEED PACKET. If you have additional parties that want to come for the meal add $50 for each. (Travel not provide). New York version of this reward is $450 and also a limited number.

Darin and Shannon White at Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 Photo: Don Lisy

Again, you can let me know if there are any other rewards you would like to see, or lets make up your own.

Goodnight, talk to you tomorrow.

Darin
http://darinwhite.com


Press Release:

Lawrence, Kansas Artist Needs Support to “Overflow” to

Make New York Debut a Reality

A Lawrence, Kansas-based artist has three days left to reach a funding goal necessary make his New York debut a reality. Darin White – artist, arts advocate and exhibition curator – has been using Kickstarter.com to raise the $5,000 necessary to finance his solo exhibition later this month in Brooklyn.

Part of the large conceptual-based installation and object artwork exhibition will be a miniature barn literally “overflowing” with corn seeds. (White is working with local farmers to make sure the seeds are used after the exhibition.)

Quote start“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.”Quote end

(PRWEB) April 04, 2012

A Lawrence, Kansas-based artist has three days left to reach a funding goal necessary make his New York debut a reality. Darin White – artist, arts advocate and exhibition curator – has been using Kickstarter.com to raise the $5,000 necessary to finance his solo exhibition at an alternative gallery space in Brooklyn this month. As of April 4, the project was 48 percent funded. Adding to the pressure is the fact that for a Kickstarter project to receive any funding, it must be 100 percent funded. The deadline is 5 p.m. CST Saturday, April 7.

“With a lack of funding from the State of Kansas for the arts, I have to look for alternative ways to fund this project,” says White.

White’s conceptual art exhibition “Overflow” aims to challenge the viewer about the life they are living and asks the provocative question: “What will we do with what we are given?”

Part of the large conceptual-based installation and object artwork exhibition will be a miniature barn literally “overflowing” with corn seeds. (White is working with local farmers to make sure the seeds are used after the exhibition.)

“I want to conjure thoughts of farmland, barns and brimming silos,” says White. “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.”

White admits that he, like most people, doesn’t fully understand the farming process and desires to know more about the food that makes it to his family’s table.

“I want people to start really thinking about where their food comes from,” says White, adding that the exhibition is more than just about food. “It’s about our use of all of our land and all of our resources. We can either choose to do something with it and with our lives or we can be blind to it and pay attention to things that don’t matter.”

Anyone can help fund “Overflow” on Kickstarter.com, whether they are able to give one dollar or fund the entire exhibition. Those who give $10 or more will receive a digital catalog of the exhibition; $15 donors receive a seed packet from the exhibition; $25 donors receive a t-shirt; higher level donors will receive signed artwork and other exhibit-related pieces. For more information about the exhibition and a link to make a contribution via Kickstarter, go to http://www.DarinWhite.com.

The opening reception for “Overflow” will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 13 at the Soapbox Gallery, 636 Dean Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. The show runs through April 26.
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03
Apr
12

Kickstarter Update #7: Long Overdue Update – 40% Goal Hit and Surpassed!

I have a little explaining to do.

I have been buried trying to get my printing, t-shirts and details (finding whole corn in Brooklyn is a very difficult task let me assure you) together for this exhibition. To top it off, I was in bed most of the day feeling miserable. My wife said something about me working on this project too much. 🙂 I am little bit behind on updating. I have been blown away with the pledges! Thank you so much for your support! We hit the next… (read more here…)

I know that many people wait till the last minute to pledge. Ok people(read more here…)

I want to point out a few rewards that haven’t been taken advantage of yet.
This first one below would really help get us going to meet this pledge goal.
$400 – SIGNED AND NUMBERED 1/1 SPALTED MAPLE SCULPTURE AND NAME AND WORK IN EXHIBITION CATALOG AND INCLUDES AN EXHIBITION CATALOG – I will sculpt a good sized chunk of this spalted maple into a simple form w/ exotic wood base & steel support. The sculpture can be removed from base mount. Each is original! One of the SCULPTURES in the Exhibition Catalog, YOUR NAME IN CATALOG & on WEBSITE. Also of course, I will include the EXHIBITION CATALOG, send a BEAUTIFUL EXHIBITION GREETING CARD with MY SINCERE THANKS, POSTCARD & SEED PACKET. This is a LIMITED REWARD, don’t let it get away! See example below.

Darin M. White sculpture Two, One, Carved Spalted Maple, Cocobolo Wood, Steel, 2011, Private Collection

If the above is a little bit more than you are able to handle, how about this one:
$300- YOUR CHOICE OF ONE ORIGINAL TRANSFER PRINT ON COPPER PLATE, CUSTOM FRAMED IN SOLID MAPLE BY ARTIST WHICH WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE SOLO EXHIBITION AND EXHIBITION CATALOG – PRE-PURCHASE one of the WORKS from this solo exhibition! Your choice of ONE of ONLY TWO WORKS AVAILABLE! “APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: EARTH AND BURLAP” or “APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: BURLAP AND ASHES”. (See image of both to the left). It is a fraternal twin, sponsor both for $300 each and you have the pair! Also included is the EXHIBITION CATALOG, an IMAGE OF THIS WORK in the Exhibition Catalog, YOUR NAME ON WEBSITE and in the CATALOG, a HANDWRITTEN NOTE GREETING CARD with MY THANKS, the POSTCARD, & SEED PACKET.

My image of the copper works aren’t a very good, so I included one of the works below not show on copper, so you can see the details.

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Darin M. White, Appropriate Attire: Earth and Burlap, Pencil on paper, 2012

Apparently there aren’t very many people who like to be surprised out there!? No, I don’t believe it! Here is a great reward that no one has jumped off a cliff for…yet! I included another drawing example below, so if this helps.

SURPRISE QUICK SKETCH AND EXHIBITION CATALOG- For you gamblers and lovers of the thrill! A DRAWING that I make up on the spot. It will look like one of my sketch book drawings, could be pen or pencil depending on my mood. Or, I may pull out a work (print or drawing) FROM MY FLAT FILES! Also you get the EXHIBITION CATALOG, PERSONAL THANKS, GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, SEED PACKET & NAME ON SITE.

Darin M. White, Arrow Antler, Ink on paper, 2012

Ok, last one to highlight. This one a couple of you have pledged for this one. I have had great responses to these works. Each one is different, and made with solid beautiful spalted maple wood.

SPALTED MAPLE WEARABLE SCULPTURE – If you are unsure what spalted maple is see the image and description area. After sculpting, it is connected to a silver chain or a leather necklace adding the “wearable” part to “sculpture”. So, you get the SPALTED MAPLE WEARABLE SCULPTURE, plus a NOTE OF THANKS ON GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, SEED PACKET & NAME ON SITE. This willwork for either sex. The one show below is on a different chain than what will be provided, unless it is what you would prefer. This is again, just an example as this is my wife’s, and she refuses to let this one go. You however can specify rough idea of shape and size. The one below is an extra large showpiece, but some prefer a smaller scale. Want to see other examples? Click here.

Darin M. White, Spalted Maple Wearable Sculpture example (size and shape will vary)

Ok, that wraps up this long update…Go forth and support creativity!

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

Thank you,
Darin
http://darinwhite.com

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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




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