Posts Tagged ‘Painting

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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22
Aug
11

THE SPARKLE THAT FEEDS

Here is an art review I wrote a little bit ago. I waited to publish it on my site to give enough time for eReivew to the get the press out.
Hope you enjoy!
By Darin M. White May 13, 2011

A review of the spring Bread and Glitter journal release exhibition

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Chris Bohatyritz, “Untitled,” acrylic on canvas, 2010-11. Image: courtesy of the artist
Monarch Gallery
Kansas City, Missouri
April 8 — May 13, 2011

Because of the fact that our oldest daughter had a sleep over to get ready for that night, we arrived late from Lawrence, Kansas, to the exhibition party, spurred on by our collective interest in art and an invitation. (My wife Shannon was included in this issue of Bread and Glitter). Bread and Glitter is very recent, well-thought, and well-written ‘zine journal covering art, aesthetics, deep thoughts, and various takes on faith. I have an insatiable diet for seeing art lately. Is it that “art” has increased in quality, or have I become a better viewer? Whatever the answer, my wife, our 10-month-old daughter, and I entered the room about the time when the DJ’s bass kicked in and we could feel our hearts bumping to the beat. The scene took me back to the days when we threw raves in the lunchroom of my family’s manufacturing company.

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Stuart Bury, “Take an Axe to Fear!” cover art illustration for “Bread and Glitter” Volume 1, Issue 2, 2011. Image: courtesy of the artist

Ryan LaFerney, founder and co-editor of Bread and Glitter, which also has an online component, greeted us and graciously provided a run-down of the show, apologizing for the intensity of the sound. This is the B & G Volume 1, Issue 2 Spring Release party. Beyond a party, beyond an exhibition, there is a sense of community in this space called the Monarch Gallery on the first floor of an eight-story brick building on Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Shannon pointed out the fresh-baked bread positioned on a pedestal, displayed as art with a collection of glitter and a small cup of honey. As we looked around the gallery amidst the flashing lights and thumping sounds, we saw additional beacons of bread lifted up to art status and purposed by glitter. Food-for-art, the art of food — how ever it is thought of, is something I think about often.

Katherine O’Hara, who acted as co-curator of the evening’s event, stated she was very pleasantly pleased with the exhibition, which was based on an open-ended general call. In my experience, this strategy can open the door to a potential madhouse — with a plethora of miscellaneous art hung salon-style and crammed so closely together that your eyes beg for mercy. Merciful it was, though, as we were not subjected to an overload of art, but with a variety of thought-provoking, fascinating, and even humorous works.

I was already familiar with many of the artists and have even shown their work in a flash space in Lawrence, Kansas. The talent oozes and the works delight. Being a sculptor and typically drawn to this work like a magnet, I sauntered over to Christina Dostaler‘s piece which looked like a May-day basket in filled with all sorts of edible goodies. I chewed on the luscious colors forms and shapes, but was reminded by my daughter that we should continue to move if we intended to take in the entire exhibition. We enjoyed the miniature and colorful weblike drawings of Lori Bury (whose husband Stuart Bury drew the cartoon for the cover of this B & G issue); her well-thought quintuple arrangement looked like a beautiful happy accident of bright spills and connecting DNA drawings.

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Christina Dostaler, installation view of “I Hope I Have Potential,” acrylic on Mylar, monofilament, and plastic, 2010. Image: courtesy of the artist

I was intrigued by Chris Bohatyritz‘s work, especially an untitled painting that reminded me of a monotype plate, with translucent reddish-brown spread across it with a pallet knife, topped with an explosion of small brilliant bright colorful strokes floating and flittering in and out directing themselves in shapes. At the bottom right of the painting peeking out from behind the swaths is a dog with droopy ears and lonesome eyes that looks up and out over the shoulder of the viewer as if he wishes to be somewhere else.

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Lori Bury, detail of set of four “Untitled” drawings, mixed media, 2011. Image: courtesy of the artist

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Chris Bohatyritz, detail from “Untitled,” acrylic on canvas, 2010-11. Image: courtesy of the artist

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Amanda Elise Bowles, still from “Quiet Utterance/Stolen Breath,” video on DVD, 2010. Image: courtesy of the artist

Linnea Gabriella Spransy had a variety of beautiful portraits on paper, which shows her talent to draw from life and to handle any medium/style, as the majority of her current work is completely abstract. I passed by Amanda Elise Bowles‘s video installation Quiet Utterance/Stolen Breath and realized that this wasn’t the time that I would be allowed to sit and contemplate the conceptual observations that she has made. Later, I spent some time with the Bread and Glitter issue itself and read more about her work, wishing I was able to see the installation again. I was drawn to the use of salt-encrusted bricks and the use of breath as a medium.

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Ben Jones, “Jeremiah,” woodcut on paper, 2009. Image: courtesy of the artist

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Jane Sheldon, installation view of “The Trusting Type,” acrylic on paper, 2011. Image: courtesy of the artist

Instead, however, for this moment I took in Ben Jones‘s large woodblock prints and came back by again to see Jeremiah, with the strong contrast of black and white and the fascinating comedy. I circled back and took some time to study Jane Sheldon‘s paintings (or should they be called drawings)? They are stunningly awkward, but in a way that makes you like them all the more. Her use of text is interesting and somewhat left to the viewers’ imagination, as in The Trusting Type wherein she paints over the majority of the words; some are revealed as though through white-out from beyond the shoulder of the individual portrayed. I can make out “I’m normally the Trusting type…” and a few other words, but it seems as if it really isn’t the words that are important but the mood that the image creates. Again, these works by Sheldon like many of their counterparts are colorful, and after a long winter of drab, this glimmering viewing seems to be just the food I need.

Note:
The exhibition also included work by Wen Dan-Lin, Christina Lenert, Amanda Monson, Lizeth Niño, Brendan O’Shaughnessy, and Michael Powell. Jake Myska is also co-editor of Bread and Glitter.

Original article in:

eReview Magazine

08
Mar
11

Invitation | The Beautiful Life: Looking at Life and Perspectives on Creativity, Sideways

The Beautiful Life: Looking at Life and Perspectives on Creativity, Sideways.

Dates:
Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 – Saturday, Apr 9, 2011
Receptions:
Tuesday, Mar 22, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Images:
The Beautiful Life: Looking at Life and Perspectives on Creativity, Sideways.
“Research Drawing”, 2009 on Mylar by Linnea Gabriella Spransy
“Purity” (from the Foundation Series), 1996 – Cast Bronze, Fabricated Steel – 95.5″H Darin M. White – Photo by Aaron Paden

“She Traces Rainbows”, C-Print on Aluminum ©2011 Shannon White

http://havastudios.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/rex_hausmann_the-right-hat.jpg

“The Right Hat for Any Ocastion” ©2011 Rex Hausmann

The Beautiful Life: Looking at Life and Perspectives on Creativity, Sideways.

Darin & Shannon White, Linnea Gabriella Spransy, Rex Hausmann

@ Hausmann Millworks as part of Contemporary Art Month 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 6pm – 8.30pm

925 W Russell Place, San Antonio TX 78212

210.884.6390 | www.hausmannmillworks.com

A panel discussion format & art exhibition will be held at Hausmann Millworks regarding the subject of artistic involvement and integration into society as a whole. Four artists are speaking on their work, ideas on contemporary art making and marketing and their curatorial work both nationally and internationally. Their work will also be available for view at the exhibition coming from San Antonio TX, Lawrence, Kansas & Kansas City, Missouri.

The Artists/ Directors

Linnea Gabriella Spransy (Kansas City, MO)

Linnea is a painter and installation artist based out of Kansas City. Ms. Spransy helps run the contemporary art community Monarch Studios in Kansas City and holds an MFA from Yale University. She has exhibited work at Art Basel Miami as well as the SCOPE Art Fair and is part the The Drawing Center registry in New York City. She is represented by Byron Cohen in Kansas City.

http://www.linneagabriella.com

Darin & Shannon White (Lawrence, KS)

Darin and Shannon White are a husband and wife duo residing in Lawrence, Kansas.  Shannon is a painter and Darin is a sculptor. Both show nationally and internationally and have spoken around the country. Together they co founded and are directors of Beauty Art and Life Movement or b.a.l.m., a movement for encouraging, educating, providing opportunities, and supporting artists. In addition their interest is helping artists become sustainable, helping educate the public about the value of the arts, and creating a more beautiful life and culture.

www.beautyartandlifemovement.org/
http://www.shannonwhite.com
http://www.cargocollective.com/darinwhite

Rex Hausmann (San Antonio, TX)

Rex is a painter. He and his family run Hausmann Millworks: A Creative Community located in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007 with a degree in painting. Rex has shown nationally and internationally and is in the collections of The Smithsonian, The University of Texas at San Antonio as well as public and private collections throughout Europe and the US. He also took part in the 2009 Venice Biennale.

2005-2007 – www.rexhausmann.com

2008-2009 – www.texascannonsofproportion.com

2009- current – www.hausmannmillworks.com

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!

20
Oct
07

Healing for the Arts Show Opening Tonight 10/20/07

Shannon and I are in a show that is having its reception tonight at the Lawrence Art Center called Healing Through the Arts.  Please come to view the show from 5-7 pm tonight October 20th, 2007.  We are working on pieces surround the events of our son Caden and his battle with Nueroblastoma cancer.

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Healing Through the Arts IV: “Surviving and Thriving” Exhibition

Lawrence Arts Center
October 6-31, 2007
Reception, Saturday, October 20, 5-7 pm

Healing Through the Arts IV: “Surviving and Thriving” Exhibition –

Events:

  • Art Exhibition: October 5-31
  • Exhibition Reception: Saturday, October 20, 5:00-7:00pm
  • Workshops with Christie Dobson and Libby Schmanke

For more information: Lawrence Arts Center , 940 New Hampshire , Lawrence , KS 66044 Contact: Candi Baker or Mary Devlin at (785)843-2787 or lacdance@sunflower.com

Healing Through the Arts 2007: Surviving and Thriving, a Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness Project, is underway at The Lawrence Arts Center this month. This year’s events include an Art Exhibition October 5-31 with a reception Saturday, October 20 from 5:00 – 7:00 (Note: this date and time is new and an update to previously announced date and time) and two workshops with community groups.

The exhibition is open to artists who are cancer survivors and artists interested in the connections between art and healing. The work is displayed in the Lawrence Arts Center’s lobby and main floor hallway. This year’s 27 artists come from Baldwin City, Lawrence, LeCompton, Ozawkie, and Topeka, Kansas, as well as, Lee Summit, Mo.

Works included are by Zak Barnes, Amy Bertrand, Carolyn Berry, Crystal Jo Cunningham, Ann Dean, Laura Dalrymple, Cindy Daniels, Erlene Flowers, D. W. Gates, Roxann Graber, Steven Graber, Doug Guess, Johanna Hanks, Dick Herpich , Debbie McGee, Brigid Murphy, George Paley, Joyce Schild, Libby Schmanke, Leonard Schneider, Tony Silvestri, Dawn Tallchief , Elinor Tourtellot, D White, Darin White , Shannon White , and Carolyn Young . Mediums include watercolor, oil, acrylic, digital images, fabric, collage, photography, ceramics and sculpture. Most works are accompanied by an artist statement discussing the work and usually the connection from their lives with healing. This powerful and moving exhibition will continue until October 31 with a reception October 20 from 5:00 -7:00pm honoring the artists.

Additionally, two encouraging and inspiring workshops are being presented to special community groups this month as part of Healing through the Arts. Christie Dobson, MA, in theater and drama therapy, will present Healing Circle through Drama therapy workshop to care-givers and survivors here at the Lawrence Arts Center . Libby Schmanke, MA, board-certified art therapist, state certified substance abuse counselor and owner of Art and Insight, a private art therapy practice, will present a workshop in Healing and Artmaking to Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support group. Inquiries about these workshops should be directed to Candi Baker, lacdance@sunflower.com.

Special Thanks this year goes to 100 Good Women and Women Speak for their generous donation in support of this project. “Thanks for making good things happen in our community and beyond.”

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Contact me with any questions.

Darin White




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