We are seeking funding for the catalog of John M. White’s 40-year retrospective exhibition, scheduled for Spring 2011 at the Armory Center for the Art
Our goal is to design and publish a major catalog in conjunction with the exhibition “Life Lines: A Retrospective Exhibition of John M. White’s Performance, Installation, Sculpture, Drawings & Paintings” scheduled to open on March 27, 2011 at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA. “Life Lines” will feature documentary work about several of John’s noteworthy performances, along with key examples of the static work he has been producing since the late 1960s. In addition, the artist has graciously committed to do a site-specific performance sometime shortly after the opening.
The Catalog Description: Our dream catalog will have over 100 illustrations of John’s works, along with an introduction by curator Betty Ann Brown; essays by Fidel Danieli, Peter Frank, Joan Hugo, and David Pagel; as well as critical and performance texts by the artist. White has made a significant contribution to California art for more than four decades. An innovative and highly respected performance artist, accomplished painter, sculptor, and inspirational teacher, White has exhibited consistently to overwhelmingly positive reviews. In spite of his remarkable accomplishments, White’s groundbreaking oeuvre is not nearly as well known as that of many of his contemporaries. This retrospective exhibition seeks to locate White’s work in the place of prominence it deserves.
Your contributions will make the catalog possible. The catalog will serve as the informed and lasting document of White's oeuvre. The more you contribute, the more extensive, comprehensive, and well-designed the catalog will be. Please give generously to make this moment of California art and history come alive again.
At the link below you will find JOHN'S website
Here is a link to a image of the "ACME JOHN SEQUENCE"
Here is a link to examples of the 'MindFields' Series
Here is a link to examples of the "Deep Sea Scapes" Series
Here is a link to example of the new "Solimar Beach" Series
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $7,500 goal
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Aug 20, 2010 - Oct 4, 2010 (45 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Level 1: Contributors of $1 will receive Karma Points! Cool!!
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Level 2: Contributors of $5 will receive acknowledgment in the John M. White catalog.
Pledge $10 or more
Level 3: Contributors of $10 will receive a personalized "thank you" postcard signed, and created by John. (and everything in level 2)
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Level 4: Contributors of $25 will receive the John M. White catalog. (and everything in level 3)
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Level 5: Contributors of $50 will receive a personalized John M. White catalog, signed by the artist. (and everything in level 2)
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13 backers Limited (62 of 75 left)
Level 6: Contributors of $75 will receive an invitation +1 to a private viewing of John's 2011 "Life Lines: A Retrospective" at The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA, hosted by John M. White. (further details will be given when date and time are finalized) (and everything from Level 2)
Pledge $125 or more
9 backers Limited (191 of 200 left)
Level 7: Contributors of $125 will receive a signed, 1976 “ACME JOHN SEQUENCE” Performance Notation, limited edition print from John's 2011 Armory Exhibition. (and everything from level 5 and level 6)
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6 backers All gone!
Level 8: Contributors of $250 will receive an original John M. White piece from his “MindFields" Series, Ink and Pen on Paper, 12” x 19” (and everything in Level 5 and level 6)
Pledge $500 or more
2 backers Limited (18 of 20 left)
Level 9: Contributors of $500 will receive an original John M. White piece from his “MindFields" Series, Ink and Pen on Paper, 23” x 36” (and everything from level 5 and level 6)
Pledge $2,500 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
Level 10: Just in case there are some angels out there, this level is for you! Contributors at this level will be able to choose from White's fascinating "Deep Sea Scapes" Series, Acrylic on Paper. These paintings come in many different sizes to choose from, all the way up yo 80" x 60" (and everything from level 5)
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (4 of 4 left)
Level 11: For any of you that want to take this project by the horns with your goodwill, then this level is for you! If you are one of the lucky contributors, you will have your choice of one of the large, fabulous Artifishal Hatch paintings on handmade paper.
Pledge $10,000 or more
1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
Level 12: For all you philanthropists that want to give this project a ridiculous kick in the pants, and see the catalog become something bigger, better, and more extensive then we ever imagined, then this level is for you! Not only will you have our eternal gratitude, but you will be able to select one of the newest paintings from the Solimar Beach Elements Series.