Friday, February 4 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm
|Location||Blue Djinn Gallery
1400 Union Ave
West Bottoms KC, MO
|More Info||Paintings, Poetry, Wine, Conversation, Creative Collaboration… Fifteen digital paintings and original poetry by Shannon White come out of the woodwork at the Blue Djinn. OUT OF THE WOODWORK began as an exploration of life using conte & pastel pencil on wood panel and then became a vibrant and colorful digital painting on reflective material. View and interact over all the vibrant paintings that emerged, organically, from similar processes and take part in a large conversation. Guests will be invited to participate in an interactive piece at the show. Who will come out of the woodwork?|
You are invited to my show at the KCAC Underground Show in KC, MO. I never considered myself a “graffiti artist”, but my digital paintings have aesthetic and conceptual links to urban graffiti, so I am showing them alongside a photographer of graffiti and an artist who paints urban edifices. This body of work presents this art form as an intuitive assertion of identity within any social construct, and as a sort of “writing on the wall” of culture. My work in this show also celebrates children, infants, mothers even God, anyone who is often ubiquitous or underappreciated with vibrant exuberance.
This year has been a hard year but a good year in many ways. We count our
blessings and are glad to be adding another child to our family this coming year.
The below cards can be purchased by emailing me here.
5 – 5″ x 7″ Blank Cards with Image and Text on Front and Back on
Heavy Semi-Gloss Cardstock and Envelops for $10 plus
$3 shipping and handling in the US for first class mail or
$7 shipping and handling in the US for priority mail
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As the cofounder of b.a.l.m., which is a small group for encouraging and promoting artists in life and art, I have gotten to co-dream and facilitate this show with my husband. The heart image on the call for entries is an altered photograph I took of an aluminum heart sculpture I created years ago. I haven’t poured metal in years. The original concept for the WHITE SHOW came from a friends in Oklahoma, which they offered us. From that point, we came up with a context of inspiration of sorts. The discussion on LinkedIn , Twitter and Facebook regarding this concept is fascinating and may help in deciding on work to create and submit for the show. There are already numerous aesthetic, philosophical and material discussions circulating in cyberspace. We look forward to more and hearing from you.
Incidentally, I had a great time celebrating a plein air friend’s birthday on Sunday and painting together some fabulous people and artists. I was thinking “white” of course, and was almost in a white wedding as I painted the light that filtered throught the trees on my canvas from behind the tall grass where the bride and groom were being photographed. Nevermind my adventures painting the trains, barns and the grain elevators previous sessions. There are stories to tell. Being lost in the country with Jane could become a white painting of a more conceptual nature, more of a confusing fog kicking up the dust of country roads in the broad summer sunlight near Vinland, and eating my annual piece of gooseberry pie. I wish I could have painted the sunset I saw as I walked the other night around our neighborhood, as the color drained away until the sky was the color of a pale, slightly yellow riesling in a glass. And I drank in every last drop. Anyway, my studio is lined with many of my interpretations of white, from abstract studio paintings and sculptures to a few plein air candidates. Just like everyone else, I will have to see which pieces I decide on for myself and which one Sam picks for the show. Can’t wait to see everyone’s pieces… I wonder, will there be a white elephant? What is white?
b.a.l.m. announces the “WHITE SHOW” call for entries, a juried art show.
On October 23rd, 2009 b.a.l.m. will open its art show at Signs of Life Gallery in downtown Lawrence, Kansas and will run till January 18th, 2010.
The show is open to all artists 18 years and older, and the entries are due September 4th, 2009 before 11:59pm. There will be a minimum of 3 cash awards given at the judgment of the jury and committee. Awards and totals TBA at a later date. If you are interested in helping sponsor this event please
We are happy to announce that Samuel W. Kho has agreed to guest jury the show.
About Samuel W. Kho
Samuel W. Kho enjoys a diversity of roles in many an art world— most importantly, in organizing exhibitions with artists.
Kho currently serves as Curator at All Things Project, a gallery located in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Previously, Kho was co-director of Hayworth Gallery in Los Angeles and had his graduate studies in the Art Market (FIT-SUNY).
To Samuel Kho, art, like life, is like a cactus: it ought to be thorny just as it could be beautiful. His constant mission is to gather and
empower a dangerously prickly assortment of people, classes, and beliefs.
All work should be a majority of white in color.
There is no size or material requirements, however the gallery ceilings are 11′ and 12′.
The jury and committee is open to all 2-D and 3-D mediums.
The jury committee has put together an inspiration that will encourage artists with some glimpses of the concept.
If you are interested in submitting work please see the files below, read them carefully and follow the instructions.
If you have any questions contact us here.
we reserve the right to change this information at any time
-all rights reserved and copyrighted b.a.l.m. 2009
These custom portraits were digitally freehanded by moi’. Please let me know which ones are your favorites, as I am in need of feedback. I am trying out some different styles. The looks were customized to each person. I also tried a few effects, which I may share later but still felt the freehanded paintings were stronger as they are. Thank you to these sitters for staying still for awhile — amazing! I hope you enjoy your portraits…
HEARERS & DOERS digital painting copyright Shannon White 2009
Digital media is just too fun! I am painting wildly and there is no mess to clean up. This is my husband, for those who know him and may see the resemblance. It’s either him or Van Gogh… It is NOT Eric Fischl. I am taking commissions and selling prints of these. You are next. Recession, recmession. The enjoyment of such a piece outlasts that of a film by at least a few years. Make me your best offer, and it should probably be over $25 dollars by the way.
This particular piece is commending those people who actually live the amazing dreams they speak of, the amazing few. They make the most of their human experience and they encourage others to do the same. Thanks, Darin!