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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

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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. 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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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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b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW at Hausmann Millworks reviewed

June 21, 2010

The b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW at Hausmann Millworks was a little lighter on the trek
back to Kansas.  Three additional art works sold while in San Antonio, Texas.
Congratulations artists!

We heard over and over how much people appreciated the level of quality that this
show has to offer.  We would like to thank the people of San Antonio for their
appreciation, requests for extension, supporting this traveling art show both in
purchases as well as attendance and by word of mouth.  Thank you to Rex
Hausmann and the Millworks for hosting and helping sponsor the exhibition.

The exhibition opened on March 6th, 2010 in conjunction with
Contemporary Art Month (CAM) with a well attended reception with many curators,
directors and art buyers and of course art lovers.  There was also a large closing
reception on March 27th, 2010, with art performances, bands etc and
because of numerous requests the exhibit was extended to May 5th, 2010.

There was an excellent review  By Elda Silva – (San Antonio) Express-News
‘White Show’ able to amuse and unsettle at the same time

Here are a few more links related to the traveling exhibition in San Antonio.
Visit San Antonio Calendar of Events
Contemporary Art Month (CAM) Listing
San Antonio Express News 2010 Contemporary Art Month (CAM) highlights
Contemporary Art Month (CAM) Artists List 2010

Below are a few images from the opening reception and various times throughout
the show.  For more images please see here.

For more information about booking this exhibition for your gallery, art center or
museum please contact Darin White at 785.764.2216 or email here.

Photograph ©2010 John Karlis Used with permission Photograph ©2010 John Karlis Used with permission
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Photograph ©2010 John Karlis Used with permission
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Photograph ©2010 John Karlis Used with permission
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Photograph ©2010 John Karlis Used with permission
Photograph ©2010 John Karlis Used with permission
Photograph ©2010 John Karlis Used with permission
Photograph ©2010 John Karlis Used with permission
Photograph ©2010 John Karlis Used with permission Photograph ©2010 John Karlis Used with permission
Photograph ©2010 John Karlis Used with permission
Photograph ©2010 John Karlis Used with permission
Photograph ©2010 John Karlis Used with permission Photograph ©2010 John Karlis Used with permission
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WHITE SHOW Opens in San Antonio, TX March 6th, 2010

February 28, 2010

After beginning at in Lawrence, KS, the WHITE SHOW opens in San Antonio, TX March 6th, 2010.  This event coincides with and is listed as a part of CONTEMPORARY ART MONTH, San Antonio’s perennial festival and Luminaria Arts Night.  This will be a great time to launch the contemporary works of WHITE SHOW artists in a another venue, Hausmann Millworks Gallery, in collaboration with other galleries, and art organizations.

Hausmann press release reads as follows:

“What is White?

Is white the way a human eye sees light? Is this five letter English word the containment of the entire color spectrum? Perhaps it is political or racial… memories, objects, impressions, subtle texture, dramatic variances the color white is a fully loaded word. White as an adjective attracts multiple interpretations. The WHITE show aims to explore all of the above.

The WHITE show began in Lawrence, Kansas and has traveled to San Antonio, Texas for its second debut as part of Contemporary Art Month. The show comprises 43 artists from 19 US States and Istanbul Turkey. The show includes established artists such as Rolando Briseno, TR Ericsson, Jon Keith Swindell, Stephen Johnson, and David Parker to name a few, and many emerging artists like Jimmy James Canales and Ardan Ozmenoglu.

Organized by b.a.l.m. in Lawrence, Kansas, the show was originally juried by Samuel W. Kho and and then further juried in San Antonio by Hausmann Millworks, we present to you the WHITE SHOW.”

Artists: TR Ericsson, Rolando Briseno, Darin M. White, Ben Ahlvers, Betty Wright, Jimmy James Canales, Jada Schumacher, Josh Willis, Lance Cheney, Larry Cole, Rex Hausmann, Ardan Ozmenoglu, Jane Flanders, K. Hawkom Thomas, Sunny Belliston-Taylor, Leah Busch, Gary Bradley, Dennis Brown, Maura Schaffer, Jon Keith Swindell, James Cook, Paul Nielsen, Ian Colon, Meg Mitchell, Betsy Timmer, Dori Lewman, Keith Lemley, Barbara Simcoe, Susan Foley, Cricket Brooks, Barry Osbourn, Evan Conley, GF Wagner, Kristin Morland, Jay Walker, Shannon White, Vincent Leandro, Jeanne Lyons-Butler, Josh Jalbert, Don Lisy, Stephen Johnson, Matthew Farley, Blake Wilkinson, David Parker

An WHITE SHOW exhibition catalog is on its way from the complete and original exhibition b.a.l.m. presented at SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY, Lawrence, KS.  We will make the catalog available as soon as possible.  If you or your organization would be interested in sponsoring this catalog, let us know as we believe you will be proud to be associated.  We were grateful to report approximately $5200 worth of artists’ work sold at this KS show and we are thankful for everyone’s help, patronage, partnership and participation in the show.   A few of the pieces sold will not travel, and the variety of artists and works was pared down to fit the gallery space in San Antonio.  Each show will take on a slightly different look and feel as it travels. Thank you for taking this journey with us!

And now we are off to Texas…

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OPEN EYES – A Round Table Discussion on Art and balm WHITE SHOW Closing Reception

January 5, 2010

b.a.l.m. Event Invitation:

OPEN EYES – A Round Table Discussion on Art

with WHITE SHOW Juror Samuel W. Kho & Artists and Closing Reception
(A list of Artists attending to follow)

Date:
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Time:
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location:
Signs of Life Gallery
Street:
722 Massachusetts Street
City/Town:
Lawrence, KS

You are cordially invited to hear balm WHITE SHOW juror Samuel W. Kho and a portion of the artists involved in the show discuss Art in a context of seeing. Mr. Kho will talk about the idea of how shows connecting us to food and its preparation can help us view art better and then discuss these concepts and more with the artists. Following the discussion, there will be a closing reception and time to connect with the Juror and Artists.

The last day to view the balm WHITE SHOW is January 16th, 2010 before it travels to Hausmann Millworks in San Antonio, TX February 19th – March 31st 2010.  Thank you to all who have attended various events, artists who have been involved, patrons who have purchased art and sponsored events and to Signs of Life Gallery for hosting this show and events.

For more information on the show or to rsvp see the above invites or links below.

Call for Entries

Juror Selection

Opening Reception

Opening Recap, Awards, Artists and Video of Opening

Jon Keith Swindell – Artist Talk – From the Faraway Nearby

Stephen Johnson – Artist Talk

Please contact us with any questions or for a full list of artists,
their work
and a WHITE SHOW Artists Price List .
All work must be purchased through Signs of Life Gallery.

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