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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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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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b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW Opening and Awards

October 28, 2009

The b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW opening at Signs of Life Gallery was a great success
with a constant flow of art lovers and interested visitors.  We are thankful through
our sponsors to be able to offer $2,000 in awards with juror Samuel W. Kho choice
of artists.  Below is a list of the winning artists work and amount of the award.
Please be sure to thank our sponsors by supporting their goods or services.  Thank
you again to Signs of Life Gallery for hosting this show in their beautiful space.
The show will run through January 16th, 2009.  We will have one to three artists
talks per month tba.

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ARTIST AWARDS:

Leah Busch HELLO, FITZGERALD $500

Leah Busch_hello, Fitzgerald


Evan Conley UNTITLED $400

Evan Conley_Untitled


Stephen Johnson WISH NO. 7 $250

Stephen Johnson_Wish No.7

Kristine Luber BLANCHE $100

Kristine Luber_Blanche


Larry Cole WHAT IS PURE? $100

Larry Cole_What is Pure


Sunny Belliston-Taylor FIREHOUSE WHITE $50

Sunny-Belliston-Taylor_Firehouse White


TR Erickson MEMORIAL DAY $50

TR_Ericsson_Memorial Day


K Hawkom Thomas STUDY IN VALUES $50

K Hawkom Thomas_Study In Values


Jane Flanders NO 1, 2 & 3 BONE
Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

'No 1 Bone' Fired Clay @2009 Jane Flanders

'No 3 Bone' Ceramic ©2009 Jane Flanders

Brian Horsch EXPLORERS Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

Brian Horch_Explorers


Betty Wright PARKER Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Betty Wright_Parker


Matthew Farley TAKO TSUBO Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

Matthew Farley_Tako-Tsubo

Betsy Timmer DRESS Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Betsy Timmer_Dress


Barry Osbourn WHITE CAULKING Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Barry Osbourn_White Caulking


Ben Ahlvers TIGHT Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

Ben Ahlvers_Tight


Lynn Hodgman JUSTLY FOLDED Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Lynn Hodgman_Justly Folded


SPONSORS:

DEMDACO, Blick Studio, Central National Bank, ColeCom,

Display Direct, Douglas County Bank, Hava Studios, Kring’s Interiors,

Lazer 105.9, Mass Street Music, White Art Studio

This juried show brings national and regional, established and emerging artists
together with the inspiration “What is White?”  A b.a.l.m. collaboration with
Rex Hausmann, allowed us to produce an interactive performance piece for
the opting that illustrates the concept of digging beneath the surface of a piece
of art to reveal the pinata-like nature of art as it is experienced by people of
diverse agesand backgrounds in different ways.  We hope this piece frees the
gallery viewer to experience art in a curious and engaging way.
Please see the video below of this interactive collaboration.

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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SUNDAY BRUNCH, Clouds & Produce…

August 23, 2008

SUNDAY BRUNCH

Join us for some vegetable inspired food, music and creative conversations at our weekly SUNDAY BRUNCH tomorrow August 24th, 2008. We are making an egg fritata with fresh herbs and fresh vegetables with dips (and coffee). Bring something else to the mix to share and let us know if you are coming! We thought that you might like to see an interesting use of vegetables as a musical instrument in this amazing concert of the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra. Feel free to bring a musical instrument. We are going to try and make a carrot recorder.

Hope Carrot Shannon White 2007

“Hope Carrot” Shannon White 2007

Cloud recap

Last night we had a great time at the percolator for the “clouds are easy to love” opening reception. We jammed to Karl Ramberg’s unique music which I would consider a blend between experimental keyboard, electronic sounds of chaos, and off tempo/ miss-beats, with a little bit of ambient thrown in for good measure. I absolutely loved the sound. It takes an artist to keep a good sound going while doing so much. Karl happens to be an excellent stone carver as well. He has helped with Myles Mountain stone carve on numerous occasions. We unfortunately missed the poetry last night, but were glad to see some interesting and thought provoking cloud inspired artwork. One piece that stuck out as interesting (at least to a three dimensional artists) was an installation by Anne Bruce. It’s materials was cloth, gold fishing hooks, sugar and flour. The material was hung with fishing hooks on the end of fishing line suspending the varying heights of expanded cloth, SIFTING loads of flour and sugar. Some of the flour and sugar drifted below the fabric on the ground. Another piece that engaged everyone with interest and laughter was the paper mache cloud, on which a childlike face was painted, and below a group of simple paper cutout flowers that were attached to a crank that when turned made the flowers dance up and down. We enjoyed seeing many artists including Spencer Art Museum Director Sara Lynn Reece Hardy. Our kids while disappointed not to find the cloud themed inspired smores that they were looking forward to, enjoyed producing more cloud art for the ceiling of the art space. Add to this some cloud themed snacks, and other drinks, with a fanciful hop-scotch-esque spray painting on the concrete in front of the gallery by David Lowenstien to top off the cooler than normal artistic evening.

Dot Dot Dot ArtSpace Opening “Overcoming the Fears that Overcome Us”

Join us tonight at Dot Dot Dot ArtSpace (a Fresh Produce Collective Event) for a Show Opening called “Overcoming the Fears that Overcome Us” with artist Whit Bone. According to artist Ostaf Heller, this is Whit’s first solo show. Dot Dot Dot ArtSpace is located at 1910 Haskell, Lawrence, KS in a new gallery that was converted from a liquor stores back stock room. The space is simplistic and unassuming, but the art is as the name of the founding group suggests “fresh”. Here is hoping for some “fresh” art and creative characters tonight at the ArtSpace.

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