Posts Tagged ‘b.a.l.m.

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.
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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
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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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26
Nov
10

balm Dry Bones Exhibition, curating, sculpture and press

As I mentioned previously, I have been curating a “Flash Space” at 739 Mass Street in Lawrence, KS.  This current show called b.a.l.m. Dry Bones which opened on Friday October, 29th and was going to run until around December, 23rd 2010, however we helped lease the space by coming in and setting up this temporary gallery and bringing in traffic and awareness, so the show ended early.  I haven’t included my work in any of these shows, but I had a piece I really wanted to produce for this show and thankfully was able to accomplish.  We had a very good turn out with around 750-1000 attendees estimated.  We sold a painting of one of the artists as well which was encouraging.


“Dry Bones|Bone Boat” ©2010 Darin M. White

The rathaus, a local art blog has been doing a great job of keeping up on local art news. Click on the logo to see the post for the b.a.l.m. Dry Bones show.  The Rathaus

Rex Hausmann who is an artist and director of the Hausmann Millworks came up to Lawrence with painter Duane Hilburn and they both had work in the balm Dry Bones show.  Rex Hausmann shown below with Ryan LaFerney in front of Hausman’s work and installation.

Here are some other shows that I curated for the 739 Mass St. Flash Space.  b.a.l.m. anthopoi exhibition which had a good news article written up.Below is an image from the show opening with my wife’s beautiful painting called “Transition”.


“Transition” ©2010 Shannon White

The first show curated was the b.a.l.m. TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent exhibition that had fabulous review called Seeing Through by Ryan LaFerney in Review Magazine.  The image below is from the opening with Shannon’s painting in the background and our friend Emily and her daughter at the right.


b.a.l.m. TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent Art Exhibit Shannon’s “Pregnant Promise” shown ©2010 Shannon White

During the hubbub of getting ready for the balm Dry Bones show we were asked along with some other local art collectives to produce a piece for Lawrence Magazine called Collective Creations.  There was a quick little video piece done as well about the theme Love in the Time of Beer Bellies … a Mass. St. Romance.  I have gotten to do a little radio lately for the promotion of the Downtown Lawrence Art Districts Final Friday’s on 1320 AM which has been a fun experience.  If you have a moment take some time to check out some other reviews and press on the balm site.

Keep a look out for my next post about wearable sculptures.

If you are interested in having me curate or jury an art exhibit, please contact me at
785.764.2216 or email here.

With thankfulness… Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

04
Oct
10

Curating, art and life in 2010

It has been a little busy since my last post.  The b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW went on tour  from March 6th to
May 5, 2010 to Hausmann Millworks in San Antonio, TX as part of Contemporary Art Month (CAM) and Luminaria.
There was a great review written by By Elda Silva (San Antonio) Express-News
‘White Show’ able to amuse and unsettle at the same time


Rex Hausmann, Shannon and Darin White
at the balm White Show at Hausmann Millworks
More pics from show travel, set up and opening here

Also at the end of March beginning of April, Shannon and I were invited to bring our artwork
and curate the hanging of an art exhibition in Paris, France.  Shannon was pregnant with our
third child and decided not to go, but sent her work with me.  It was a busy time, and I mostly
worked, the show was being installed in a 900 year old building that used to be a convent and
then a disco tech.  A great big thank you to Philip and Anh Sawyer for making this happen!


Chris Mueller’s work on Left Darin M. White on Right

Works by Lena Sawyer, Anita Breitenberg, Shannon White and Anne Elhajoui


View of Eiffel Tower from George Centre Pompidou Center


Great food and friends in a Paris brasserie

More pics from the trip here , artwork here
and curation set up here

In May a friend Patrick Curtin and I went to pick up the balm White Show in San Antonio.
We had a great time and sold a few pieces of artists in the meantime.  Thank you Rex Hausmann
for bringing the show down and the great artists studio visits, amazing Tex-Mex food and
Gene and Rene Hausmann for their hospitality!


Rex Hausmann, Darin White, Patrick Curtin
loading the truck for the trek back to Kansas
More pics here

Not too long after getting back from San Antonio, my wife Shannon had our
beautiful and sweet daughter Claire Hava Nala White.  What an amazing joy!
It has been an amazing thing to have another baby.  She is so much fun.
Our daughter Noel has been a great help.


Claire Hava Nala White

Here are some more pictures.

My wife Shannon White had a solo show “Latent Vision – New Works by Shannon White
at Bridgeport Space in the Crossroads District in downtown Kansas City, MO
May 7th- May 31st, 2010.  She sold one painting opening night and had amazing traffic
and then sold another while the show was up!  It was an amazing show in a great space.
Thanks again to Patrick Curtin who curated the show!

Post card invite for Latent Vision new works by Shannon White


More photos from the show here

In late August we had a trip to Colorado for a gathering of artists.
I led an art walk about holloware and wire sculpting, and Shannon and
I spoke to around 90 artists and enthusiasts about art, life and b.a.l.m.
We had a great time at the castle and we got to do some hiking and fishing
as well.  We went up a few days early and stayed in a remote and rustic cabin
in the mountains, with no internet or mobile access right by the South Platte River.


Our cabin in Colorado by the North Forth
of the South Platte River


Inside our cabin in the Colorado mountains

In January I officially become a commissioner for the LCAC (Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission).
In August I was asked to sit on the board of the DLAD (Downtown Lawrence Arts District).
We have established the Downtown Lawrence Arts District in Lawrence, KS.  The DLAD
approached a few local landlords about their space that was empty.  We have
“leased” these “Flash Spaces” for events called Final Fridays, which are a group of galleries and
Spaces that participate by hanging or providing artwork and opening up from 5-8 or
later in some cases on the Final Friday of each month.  I volunteered to curate the

739 Massachusetts Flash Space.  b.a.l.m. has now produced the first two shows
in which I curated the exhibitions.  The first which was produced in two weeks is
b.a.l.m.
TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent Art Exhibition
which opened August 27th,
and ran through Sept. 17th, 2010.  The opening drew around 700-1000 people estimated.


b.a.l.m. TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent Post Card Invite


b.a.l.m. TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent Opening Reception

More images from the opening reception

We were also grateful for a wonderful review of the show by
Ryan LaFerney with Review Magazine .

Shannon had another solo show which opened in conjunction with
Final Fridays called Digitals and Drips at the Art House including
conte line drawings of our daughter Claire peeking from behind
drip paintings, and a slew of new digital paintings. It was a very
exciting show!


Shannon White Digitals and Drips Postcard front image


Shannon White Digitals and Drips opening image

For the second of the Final Friday events I curated a show called
b.a.l.m. anthropoi a show about how artists view people. Anthropoi
means people in Greek.  The show opening was Friday, Sept. 24th,
at the 739 Mass Street Flash Space and will run until Oct. 22nd. 2010.
For this show we had an even better turn out than the first event
with an estimated 1000-1,300 people coming through the space.

Post card front image for b.a.l.m. anthropoi exhibition


Opening reception images for b.a.l.m. anthropoi exhibition


Click here for more opening images for the b.a.l.m anthropoi show

We also were thankful for another great write up in which we were highlighted
FACES AND PLACES IN DOWNTOWN LAWRENCE, KANSAS By Tom King.

Upcoming we are waiting for an article by Lawrence Magazine that will
be highlighting 5 artists group/collectives from Lawrence, KS in which
we were given a theme and had to produce a collective piece of art
as a group in less than five hours each.  This article will be coming out at the
end of October.

All content ©2010 Darin M. White

28
Jul
09

Call for Artists’, Art Opportunities, Art Show Call for Entries/Submissions

h1Call for Entries for the Juried “WHITE SHOW” 7/17/09

b.a.l.m. announces the “WHITE SHOW” call for entries, a juried art show.

balm WHITE SHOW at Signs of Life Gallery

On October 23rd, 2009 b.a.l.m. will open its art show at Signs of Life Gallery in downtown Lawrence, Kansas and will run till January 18th, 2010.
The show is open to all artists 18 years old, and the entries/submissions are due September 4th, 2009 before 11:59pm.

Read more here…

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My wife Shannon and I run this arts group called b.a.l.m. Above is the recent call for art entries/submissions




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