Posts Tagged ‘Art



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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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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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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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.

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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

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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