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Earth: Language and Symbols Opens January 20, 2012 at Cara and Cabezas Contemporary in KC Crossroads District

January 13, 2012

Press Release:

NEW EXHIBITION FOCUSES ON EARTH AS A MEDIUM
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Earth: Language and Symbols

Curated by Darin M. White
January 20 – March 10, 2012
Opening: Friday, January 20, 2012, 6-9 pm
From the earth we emerge and we return to the earth.
We explore our world and grasp to adequately describe through language and
symbols who we are and why. Through sculpted clay, compressed burned trees
and dried pulp, minerals retrieved and many other ways we reach out to speak
about the space that we inhabit as we gaze into the heavens. While it may sound
mundane, in actuality there is life at it’s fullest to be explored, and held in our
open hands for however long we are given. This exhibition, featuring work by
Rex Hausmann and Jimmy Greenfield, attempts to dig deep into these notions
through material, action, thought and image.
– Darin M. White, Guest Curator

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Universal Language: Rex Hausmann

Universal Language will exhibit a water painting performance, slide-show,
photographs, and drawings from a recent sojourn to Beijing and Hong Kong.
These elements explore an interaction the artist had with a calligraphy master
at the Temple of Heaven where he found that across many cultural barriers,
the two were able to bridge their varying cultural experiences by
communicating through brush and line. Additionally, Universal Language
will include an installation entitled Where There Is Land There Is War,
equating historical events that occurred at the Boston Common.

Calligraphy master with Rex Hausmann in Beijing,
China at the Temple of the Sun

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Signs…  Jimmy Greenfield
We live in a visual world of signs that guide, dictate, and define social norms.
Many of these are culturally specific, but others are universally understood
and form the basis of a symbolic language readable the world over.  The signs
depicted in this show are meant as warnings about the effects of unbridled
population growth that puts ever-increasing pressure on shrinking natural
resources, the wholesale and indiscriminate destruction of the environment,
and the inevitability of human conflict that will follow. Constructed on
desiccated earth, they are meant to inspire meditation about the future with
the hope that by doing so, humans will somehow rise above their differences
and recognize the extreme challenges ahead.  This “evolution of human spirit
and cooperation” is the only process through which we will be able to ensure
and maintain the survival of the living planet.
Jimmy Greenfield, WARNING 2, 2009
dirt, sticks, dried grass, wire
30 x 30 x 3 inches

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Artists in Resonance selected for this exhibition are Gina Adams, TR Ericsson,
Matthew Farley, Jane Flanders, John Hachmeister, Elden Tefft, Maria Velasco,
Baruch Vergara, and Shannon White.

Gina Adams, Lace, Bead, Fabric Landscape .3,
Encaustic and oil on panel, 14″ x 20″, 2009
John Hachmeister, Dust, Rise Rain, Ceramic
John Hachmeister, Dust Rise Rain, Ceramic
Matthew Farley, Icarus Bound, Photodocumentation of Guerilla Installtion over Charles Umlauf's Icarus Sculpture
Matthew Farley, Icarus Bound, Photo documentation
of Guerrilla Installation on Charles Umlauf’s Icarus
Sculpture, 2010More images from Artists In Resonance for Earth: Language and Symbols

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Rex Hausmann works as a full-time artist in San Antonio, Texas, and
New York City. He currently works in his family’s warehouses, home to
Hausmann Millworks: A Creative Community. Hausmann received a
bachelor of fine arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In
Atlanta, Hausmann studied under international artists Sandy Skoglund
and Patrick Dougherty. Hausmann has worked on projects and lectured
both nationally and internationally. His work and large projects often
revolve around identities found in communal and domestic contexts,
tracing their connections to religion and history. Hausmann credits
brother and musician Erik Hausmann as a major influence.
Since moving to NYC in the late 1970’s, Jimmy Greenfield has been
an avid sculptor, percussionist, environmentalist, and citizen activist
committed to community affairs.  In the late 1990’s, his sculpture
became more politically charged dealing specifically with issues of the
environment and human conflict.  To this end, in 2006, he created
Soapbox Gallery, a free street side public art venue in Brooklyn, NY
dedicated to inspiring and promoting uncensored socially relevant
work with a strong political narrative.
ABOUT THE CURATOR:

Darin M. White is an artist and independent curator based in
Lawrence, Kansas.  With his wife Shannon, a painter and arts advocate
they founded b.a.l.m. (beauty, art & life movement). Together they
promote creativity and action, and encouraging others in their art and
understanding. White continues to expand his artistic medium including:
sculpture, installation, printmaking, drawing, producing/ curating/
juroring exhibitions and writing art reviews and articles. His love and
awe of life and people are intertwined and explored in these various
avenues.
This is exhibition is brought to you by:
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Cara and Cabezas Contemporary
1714 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108,
816.332.6239
, gallery@caraandcabezas.com
OPEN First Friday 6 – 9 pm, Saturdays 11 – 5 pm
and By Appointment Tuesday – Friday
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View gallery information about exhibition:
http://caraandcabezas.com/exhibitions_future.html

Facebook Invitation: http://www.facebook.com/events/158418277600551/


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balm Dry Bones Exhibition

October 24, 2010

b.a.l.m. – beauty, art and life movement presents its third production in conjunction
with the DLAD’s Final Friday events.

Curated by Darin M. White this group art show
embodies a memento mori concept with a focus on regeneration.  The artists
range from diverse backgrounds using a large variety of visual mediums, and
include local emerging artists to established national and international artists.


Image includes multiple artists works from the show

Please join us for the opening reception in conjunction with Final Friday events.

Time
Friday, October 29 · 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Location 739 Flash Space 

739 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS

Artists: Rob Allen, Elisa Kerry Berry, Stuart Bury, Jeremy Casper,
Jonathan Cowan, Patrick James Curtin, Jason Dailey, Matthew Farley,
Jane Flanders, Rex Hausmann, Duane Hilburn, Heather Smith Jones,
Kristin Morland, Katherine O’Hara, Isaiah Powers, Jennifer Rivera,
Sam Spiczka, Alison Stigora, G.F. Sam Wagner, Darin M. White,
Jenni White, Shannon White and Yuri Zurpancic

After opening night the show will be on view for a minimum of three weeks by
appointment with some limited hours open for the public.

Contact curator Darin M. White to set up an appointment or purchase an
artwork.


Sponsors include:
Downtown Lawrence Arts District, Lawrence Sign Up, Tellers,
Schmidt Builders Supply, Lawrence Hy-Vee #2 on 6th Display Direct and Hava Studios

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b.a.l.m. anthropoi opening review

October 24, 2010

There was a great turn out for the September Final Friday event at the 739 Mass
Street Flash Space with an estimated 1,000-1,300 in attendance.  Tom King from
Review Magazine
did a brief review highlighting the b.a.l.m. anthropoi Exhibition
and curation.  The show exhibited 18 artists including Ben Ahlvers, Rob Allen,
TR Ericsson, Jason T. Clark, Larry Graeber, Duane Hilburn, Akiko Jackson,
Lacey Lewis, Don Lisy, Jung Hee Mun, Dave Root, Nicolette Ross, Frank Shopen,
Betsy Timmer, Dave Van Hee, GF Sam Wagner, Jay Walker and Shannon White
and last minute addition Erok Johanssen.

As a bonus editor of Lawrence Magazine, Nathan Pettengill, invited multiple art
collectives and groups to participate in a thematic collaborative interpretive
project for the Fall edition of the magazine, and display and Jason Dailey
photographed the work during the opening.  Included in the exhibition were
Fresh Produce Collective/… art gallery, the Percolator group/gallery,
Astroid Heads
/Wonderfair Space, the Spencer Museum of Art
student collective
, and a group of artists representing b.a.l.m.

Below are some images from the opening courtesy of Ed White Photo Images.
See more of the show opening images here.

For more images of the artwork displayed or to purchase a piece of artwork, please
contact curator Darin M. White .

We would like to thank sponsors for this exhibition including:
Downtown Lawrence Arts District, Lawrence Sign Up, Cottin’s Hardware,
Ed White Photo Images and our friendly neighbors Signs of Life Gallery.
We would also like to thank the musical group Antiques and Collectibles for
setting the mood.  In edition, we would like to thank the assistance received
by multiple volunteers including a whole family in painting the space and
getting ready for this show we couldn’t have done this with out you.

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b.a.l.m.

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balm is a non profit organization working on 501-3C Status.
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to further art and artists in Lawrence, KS and throughout the country please
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b.a.l.m. anthropoi art exhibition

September 21, 2010

Coming off the inaugural event of Final Fridays there are great expectations
for this months opening. There was a fabulous turn out and response to this event
and we are hoping for sustained success in promoting art and artists and
introducing those who may not be aware of the variety and depth of
contemporary art to a little taste.  b.a.l.m. produced the August show
TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent which was able to bring some
good reviews, publicity and awareness for the Final Friday events.

Opening in conjunction with the Lawrence, Kansas Final Fridays
b.a.l.m. announces anthropoi – a group exhibit about how artist view people
curated by Darin M. White a beauty, art and life movement production.

Please join us this Friday September 24th, 2010 for the opening reception
at the 739 Mass Street Flash Space from 5-10pm.  Join us at 5pm for a special
appearance and collective work, and we also are looking forward to hosting a
variety of art collectives in the first hour of the opening.

Show dates are from Sept. 24th- Oct. 22nd by appointment.

Artists exhibited in the show include:

Ben Ahlvers, Rob Allen, TR Ericsson, Jason T. Clark, Larry Graeber, Duane Hilburn,
Akiko Jackson, Lacey Lewis, Don Lisy, Jung Hee Mun, Dave Root, Nicolette Ross,
Frank Shopen, Betsy Timmer, Dave Van Hee, GF Sam Wagner, Jay Walker and
Shannon White.
Front Image: cropped examples of a variety of the artists works.


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If you or an organization would like to donate funds, time or other resources
to further art and artists in Lawrence, KS and throughout the country please
send any correspondence to the addresses in the signature.

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b.a.l.m. TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent opening reception review

September 17, 2010

There was a great turn out for the first Final Friday event in the newly established
Downtown Lawrence Arts District.  In a more than anticipated highly energized
crowd an estimated 700-1000 individuals poured into the venue, perused
and discussed the art at the 739 Mass “Flash Space”.  It was encouraging to
have quite a bit of press come out for the show opening including Channel 6 News,
Journal World, Review Magazine, and another piece being put out by The Pitch.

There was an excellent review of the show by Ryan LaFerney with
Review Magazine .

Read the Journal Worlds viewpoint of the overall event here
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/aug/28/first-final-friday-attracts-artsy-crowd/
and view some of the Journal Worlds general photographic images
http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/galleries/2010/aug/28/final-friday-starts-downtown/

Here are some images from the show opening at 739 Flash Space.
Thank you Lawrence and surrounding areas for your support of art!
Please join us every Final Friday for a new exhibition including this
coming Friday September 24, 2010 for b.a.l.m. anthropoi – a group exhibit about
how artists view people.


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balm is a non profit organization working on 501-3C Status.
If you or an organization would like to donate funds, time or other resources
to further art and artists in Lawrence, KS and throughout the country please
send any correspondence to the addresses in the signature.

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b.a.l.m. TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent Art Exhibition

August 15, 2010

b.a.l.m. TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent
Art Exhibition

Please join us for the opening reception of b.a.l.m. TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent
Art Exhibition at Flash Space 837 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas
from 5-8pm August 27th, 2010 in conjunction with the first of the Final Friday’s
Art Events in the new (DLAD) Downtown Lawrence Arts District. This is a group
show exploring the idea of translucency and transparent curated by
Darin M. White. The exhibition will be up till September 17th and will be available
after the opening reception by appointment.

Artists included in the exhibition:
Lori Bury, Leah Busch, Jon Cowan, Christina Dostaler,
TR Ericsson, Matthew Farley, Tyson Gough,
John Hachmeister, Rex Hausmann, Vincent Leandro,
Keith Lemley, David Parker, Andy Norquist, Debra Seeger,
Linnea Spransy, Shannon White, Marc Wiegand
Front Image: Collage representing most artists

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Jon Keith Swindell – Artists Talk – From the Far Away Nearby

November 13, 2009

In conjunction with the WHITE SHOW at Signs of Life Gallery,
b.a.l.m. is pleased to present:

Jon Keith Swindell
From the Far Away Nearby

Host:
Type:
Arts – ARTISTS TALK
Date:
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:
Signs of Life Gallery
Street:
722 Massachusetts St
City/Town:
Lawrence, KS

As part of the events surrounding the b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW, join us to hear Jon
Keith Swindell speak and show about the developmental aspects of his artwork
over the last 30 years.

Jon is an established and respected artist with a long career of excellence, and has
shown in numerous museums and galleries. Jon is a professor at the University of
Kansas who has taught the elements and perfection of design to art students for
many years.

Besides a love of art, design and quality, Jon has a affinity for hot rods, and has
been traveling the country gathering antiques cars for use in one of his next
endeavors.

Short Bio (Courtesy of University of Kansas Dept. of Visual Art Website)

Jon Keith Swindell received an MFA in 1983 from the University of Nebraska,
Lincoln, and a BFA in 1973 from the Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio.
Jon is a recipient of a NEA Regional Award in Sculpture from the Mid-American
Art Alliance, and a Kansas Arts Commission Meritorious Recognition Fellowship,
1989. His work has been shown in a variety of venues across the country,
including the Joslyn Art Museum, Sales and Rental Gallery, in Omaha and the
Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University in Topeka.

“I want all of the shapes and objects in my sculpture to have a strong psychological
resonance, to ring with a sense of metaphysical energy,” Jon says.


Jon Keith Swindell
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