Posts Tagged ‘Sculpture



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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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

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!

16
Jan
09

A long week of love…

My son died one week from today, last Friday, January 9th, 2009.  He was an amazing boy, and I am so thankful for the five years that I have had with him!  God truly blessed us with a miraculous  precious gift.
He is so missed, and we are grateful for his love of God, and that he is not uncomfortable or in pain and is enjoying his time for eternity.  Caden loved to come down to my studio and ask for scraps to make sculptures of his own.  I will post some of these at a later date.  Make a Wish foundation sent us to Disney World after his second diagnosis of Neuroblastoma cancer.  While we were there we went to Sea World.  Noel and he loved Shamu and they both got a stuffed toy orca.  I saw that they had carved orca tails for sale, but we didn’t purchase any.  I carved these tails for the kids to remember their trip out of walnut wood for Christmas.  We loved that the tails were to remind the kids to believe and follow their dreams.  My brother, myself, Peter and Chad, my brother-in-laws carried his casket to the waiting grave.  At the graveside memorial for Caden I took some pictures with a friends camera of the casket with the angels at the corner and of the calalilies on top of the casket and the tree behind lit up by the late day sun that came out after our friend Tom prayed in his rememberance.  His body is resting in this beautiful spot nestled in the woods of the rolling hills of Kansas just a stones throw from my Great – Great Grandfathers Homestead foundation and well.  Caden’s story is one of courage, bravery, faith, joy and love.  Please read more here.   My wife wrote a striking and poignant poem that truly speaks to our Mr. C and his five wonderful years of life, from the day he was born May 5, 2003 during the tornado to the point when he was free last Friday, January 9, 2009.

Orca Tails Carved For My Kids for Christmas

Orca Tails Carved For My Kids for Christmas

Mr. C - His Kindergarten Picture

Mr. C - His Kindergarten Picture

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 We love you, Caden, One of Joy, our Little Warrior.

Capture the heart of the King.

“Drink the wind”, Ride the baby lion!

Shine your light; Twinkle bright so we can See you at night.

Fish, Build, Play, Run fast.  Fly into the sunrise. 

Live your Dreams now and Forever.

We won’t forget the Treasure you are

Precious little guy who brought us such joy,

A gift we can never replace.

Go with God!

Be at piece with no more pain.

Be Free!  Be one with the Savior.

Love forever in His open arms.

Eat from the Tree of Life

Fruit of Forgiveness.

Days without end…

by Shannon White Copyright 2009

16
Dec
08

Caden White Silicone Wrist Bands and other items for Christmas and support

My son Cadenrelapsed with Neuroblastoma cancer on November 7th, 2008,  and to help spread the word, support him and to let people know to be praying for him, I had some silicone wrist bands made that are made the same way as the Lance Armstrong blacelets.  All proceeds will go to his fund “The Caden White Irrevocable Trust”.  Purchase them here.  Also, I am offering “Tiny Mantel Clocks by Darin” for sale with the proceeds after cost going to his fund.  I will customize them as needed, with the price varying independent to what is required.  I have solid walnut wood, poplar wood and frosted acrylic with varying face styles.  Please contact me to discuss these further.  I will try and set up a PayPal setup for this as well.

Caden White Silicone Wrist Band

Caden White Silicone Wrist Band

Color Choices for Caden White Silicone Wrist Bands

Color Choices for Caden White Silicone Wrist Bands

Also, I have posted this before, but as it is Christmas time and this also supports my son please check out
Swede at Heart for Caden’s Sterling Silver Hope Necklace.  She gives a very large portion to support Caden. 
Thank you Ann!

Caden's Hope Sterling Necklace




Darin White

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