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(project & graphics) ART WORKS CONTINUUM / Serving Artists on the Edge © EACH ARTIST, e.g., Darlene Altemeier, O.G. Manuel Compito, have copry of their own work (photos graphics copyr rory white)
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(photo) O.G. MAN, MANUEL COMPITO WITH HIS ARTWORK © MANUEL COMPITO COPYRIGHT ALL OF HIS ARTWORK / photos copyright rory white
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(photo/graphics) ART WORKS CONTINUUM MEMBERS & ASSOCIATES © ALL ARTISTS RETAIN COPYRIGHT of their work / (photos-graphics copyr rory white)
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MAGDALENA ASTRID DAHLEN'S two drawings: "Cecilia" and "Sonya" were spliced to form our first default "logo-image" photoshop-graphics rory white © MAGDALENA ASTRID DAHLEN has copyright of her drawings / copry / rory white of photoshop graphics
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"WANDA I" & "DARLENE" oil portraits by MAGDALENA ASTRID DAHLEN hanging from ceiling. below is fellow artist Mariana Valles in Skid Row studio Photo, And Oil Paintings On Canvas © copyr MAGDALENA ASTRID DAHLEN (photo copyr rory white)
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RoryWhite photo of Darlene Altemeier Dobbs with her art Oil On Canvas © photo copyr rory white oil painting copyr Darlene Altemeier
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photo rory white or art project artists Tracy, Mariana, Magdalena Photo And Oil Paintings On Canvas © photo copyr rory white, paintings copyr each artist
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(photo) of: DARLENE ALTEMEIER DOBBS WITH HER ARTWORK © DARLENE ALTEMEIER all copyr of her artwork / photo copyr rory white
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PHOTO OF the artist DARLENE ALTEMEIER DOBBS © ALL ARTISTS (Magalena Dahlen, Darlene Altemeier, etc.) RETAIN COPYRIGHT of their work / (photos-graphics copyr rory white)
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(photo) DARLENE ALTEMEIER DOBBS with her oil painting "Sam", Shaw sits to left, Scoobie on right. Skid Row photo rory white © ALL COPYRIGHT OF HER PAINTINGS: DARLENE ALTEMEIER DOBBS / photo, only, copyr rory white
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(photo) GARY BROWN with his oil paintings, circa 2001, Skid Row/ photo rory white © ALL OF GARY' PAINTINGS ARE COPYRIGHT GARY BROWN / (photo copyr rorywhite)
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(photo) GARY BROWN with his Oil Paintings © GARY BROWN retains copyright of all of his paintings / photos copyr rory white
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(photo of) O.G. MAN / MANUEL COMPITO oil painting / ART WORKS CONTINUUM photos rory white © MANUEL COMPITO COPYRIGHT ALL OF HIS ARTWORK / photos copyright rory white
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(photo of) GARY BROWN AND HIS ARTWORK / Art Works Continuum photos by rory white © GARY BROWN retains copyright of all of his paintings / photos copyr rory white
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PHOTO OF THE ARTIST GARY BROWN Art Continuum
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(photo) of GARY BROWN / ARTIST-MUSICIAN
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PHOTO OF THE ARTIST GARY BROWN Art Continuum © photo rory white/ GARY RETAINS COPYRIGHT OF HIS PAINTINGS
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(photo) GARY BROWN with his Oil Paintings © GARY BROWN retains copyright of all of his paintings / photos copyr rory white
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(photo) GARY BROWN with his Oil Paintings © GARY BROWN retains copyright of all of his paintings / photos copyr rory white
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(photo) GARY BROWN and other artists' Oil Paintings © GARY BROWN, and all artists, retain copyright of all of their paintings / photos copyr rory white
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(photo) GARY BROWN with his Oil Paintings © GARY BROWN retains copyright of all of his paintings / photos copyr rory white
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rory white photo of BENJAMIN ERICKSON Photograph © rory white
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(photo) BENJAMIN ERICKSON "Haunting Refrain" oil on canvas, 2011 Oil On Canvas 50"X40" © BENJAMIN ERICKSON all copyright of his paintings/ photo copyr rory white
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(photo) BENJAMIN ERICKSON oil painting (detail) © BENJAMIN ERICKSON (painting) / photo copyr rory white
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BENJAMIN ERICKSON IN FRONT OF HIS PAINTING "PNO" Oil On Canvas By Benjamin Erickson / Photo Rory White © painting copyr BENJAMIN ERICKSON / photo copyr rory white
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(photo): PAINTING (detail) by BENJAMIN ERICKSON / photo rory white © PAINTING COPYR BENJAMIN ERICKSON / photo rory white
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(photo): PAINTING (detail) by BENJAMIN ERICKSON / photo rory white © PAINTING COPYRIGHT BENJAMIN ERICKSON / photo copyr rory white
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(photo): BENJAMIN ERICKSON with his oil painting HAUNTING REFRAIN / photo rory white © BENJAMIN ERICKSON COPYRIGHT PAINTING / photo copyr rory white
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(photo) BENJAMIN ERICKSON with "HAUNTING REFRAIN" /photo rory white © BENJAMIN ERICKSON COPYRIGHT PAINTING / photo copyr rory white
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(photo) CHARLES BIVIANS' "JOY" oil painting by CHARLES BIVIANS Oil On Canvas Approximately 50" X 48" © CHARLES BIVIANS COPYRIGHT OF HIS PAINTING AND ART / photo copyr rory white
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photo of THE ARTIST CHARLES BIVIANS and his artwork © photo copyr rory white / COPYRIGHT CHARLES BIVIANS OF ALL HIS ARTWORK
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(photo rory) of: CHARLES BIVIANS AND HIS ARTWORK Cast Aluminum Sculpture © artwork copyr CHARLES BIVIANS/photo copyr rory white
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(photo) CHARLES BIVIANS AND HIS ARTWORK © CHARLES BIVIANS COPYRIGHT all of his artwork / photos copyr rory white
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(photo) JEROME ROBERTSON AND HIS ARTWORK © JEROME ROBERTSON copyr all his artwork / photos copyr rory white
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(photo) O.G. MAN/MANUEL COMPITO oil painting / photos rory white
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
los angeles, california
Birth year
1949
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1967, Regent Scholar
UCSC (University of California Santa Cruz), 1973, B.A. ART
Antioch University Los Angeles / Goddard College, 0
Tags
non-profit surrealism, arts-education mixed-media, figurative, sculpture, photography
Statement

RORY WHITE      roreeewhite@hotmail.com 

Career Points: OIL PAINTER, PHOTOGRAPHER, ACTIVIST

Eli Lilly Person of the Decade Award

2008 Eli Lilly WBA Program, Person of the Decade award for work in Skid Row, founding an MFA level studio art project for homeless and recently homeless and homeless mentally ill in 1998-2008.  

A Main Subject of Film: HUMBLE BEAUTY: SKID ROW ARTISTS

major subject as one of the mentors in the multiply awarded film, HUMBLE BEAUTY: SKID ROW ARTISTS available on Amazon Prime, Google Play, and other venues .  NOTE: the film includes a finite, but significant, selection of my still photographs, woven into the matrix of visuals of the film.

(see HumbleBeauty.com)

"PASSING THROUGH", a major documentary project covering myself, Rory White, and a core group of artists I've worked with beginning in the intense SKID ROW sector of Los Angeles in 1998 through present work centered at the extreme southernmost tip of Los Angeles, in San Pedro, on the cliffs over the ocean.  

"PASSING THROUGH" is a film by Leslie Dektor, who is simultaneously Director of an in pre-production major motion picture with executive producer David Fincher ("Fight Club" "House of Cards" "Curious Case of Benjamin Button") on the photographer: DOROTHEA LANGE, the film title being "LANGE".   

ART WORKS CONTINUUM Project: Designed and implemented contination of art projects serving homeless and other marginalized persons with a Master of Fine Arts LEVEL studio project and system of supplies and support and exhibition, including website, motion picture, and other contemporary exhibition venues.    

This "Continuum" encompasses projects as early as the

1970's "Women's Prison Project" (one of the very few male teachers asked to participate in the full credit University of California extension class program taught at California Institution for Women, Frontera, CA), as well as the

Skid Row Lamp Art Project, (see below),

ART WORKS Project, 2011-2014 sponsored by Aileen Getty and in conjunction with Housing Works, and current work to date.  

see WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ARTWORKSPROJECT for Art Works Project and the Skid Row Lamp Art Project and work to present day, 2017, is well covered in the 1000+ image facebook nonprofit site: www.facebook.com/artworksproject     (note: go to Photos then Albums.  then select individual albums to go through for extensive photo essays).

-SKID ROW LAMP ART PROJECT  1998-2008


-designed, founded and ran for ten years (1998-2008) the Lamp Art Project for Lamp Community and serving homeless, formerly homeless, and other Skid Row residents, with a Master's level studio art program in the heart of Los Angeles’ Skid Row sector.  did this project in conjunction with the early decades of Lamp Community’s then cutting edge existence.


-took over 100,000 photographs in Skid Row, taught oil painting, and created my own oils and drawings in that period.   including accomplishing a massive photographic coverage of the thousands of arrests in the star-crossed and ultimately horrific "Los Angeles Safer Cities Initiative". 

-ART WORKS PROJECT/Continuum:   2011-2015 and as a CONTINUUM to this day 

-designed and ran ART WORKS project, Sponsored by Aileen Getty, and in conjunction with the nonprofit, Housing Works, serving artists and other humans who have experienced marginalization by homelessness and/or  conditions of difference and vulnerability in Los Angeles.

(The project has a three year granted period and embraced artists I had both previously worked with, and artists I work with to this day).


-ARTIST'S NOTES:

-I have worked in Art and Social Justice my entire life, my first most visible involvement being one of the few male course instructors through the Santa Cruz Women’s Prison Project through which i designed and taught a combined Art History and Studio Arts course at California Institution for Women's Death Row (SSU/Special Security Unit) in 1973-74.   Program directed by Dr. Karlene Faith Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus Simon Fraser University School of Criminology, author "Unruly Women: the Politics of Confinement and Resistance”).


One of my initial premises in doing art projects for outsiders was that creative genius is extremely high in persons that do not fit into the tight linear tracks of this country’s educational, and societal fine arts systems and structures.  I never embraced the ludicrous notion that the Skid Row inhabitants “needed culture brought to them” but that the culture of the people of Skid Row was radically spiritual, intelligent, brave and exquisite.  I sought the honor of offering simple resources considered normal in the rest of societal niches, that is a Master’s Level studio space and materials for the fine arts, to the peoples of Skid Row.  


The project was an amazing success, the artists producing thousands of museum level paintings and works of art, winning Frederick Weisman, Green Foundation, Annenberg and other awards. We were featured heavily in the award winning documentary film “Humble Beauty” and the unfinished “Ashes and Roses” and I myself was given the Eli Lilly Welcome Back Award “Person of the Decade” grant in 2008 to continue my work in art and social justice.  

-ADDITIONAL DATA:
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Outside the Inside Outside: Exibition of Skid Row Lamp Art Project Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles  2008  Initiated by Robert Shapazian of Gagosian Gallery and curated by Shane Guffog, director of Pharmaka Gallery


2005 & 2006 Venice Art Walk
 
1998-2011 CONTINUOUS EXHIBITING  HALLWAY GALLERY
Lamp Community, Crocker & 6th Street, SKID ROW, Los Angeles.

(EARLY EXHIBITIONS including TOPANGA & BIG SUR)

Mermaid Tavern Exhibition, Topanga, CA

1973

(two-person show with Christine Bernert following
Wallace Berman's exhibition that year)
 
1980-1995
ART HISTORICAL RESEARCH
ART SALES AND PLACEMENT:

RORY WHITE FINE ART  1982-1993
Historical art dealing


Primary Focus: early to late 20th C. California post-impressionist & modernist.  


Significant historical art research accomplished and became an information resource for multiple art historical books, etc.
(see literature cited)
 
COAST GALLERY BIG SUR  1994-95


(oldest extant fine art gallery big sur)
(Rory re-curated Gallery with early 20th C. Modernist to Contemporary Big Sur painters).


 Big Sur Artists Annual Exhibition,

Henry Miller Memorial Library & Gallery

1993 and 1994


CARMEL ART ASSOCIATION 1981-2


(oldest continuing Artist's Cooperative west of the Mississippi)
Contemporary Central Coast Artists and California Artists from late 19th C. through 20th C.

PASQUALE IANNETTI GALLERIES 1980-81

Old Master to Modernist works on paper.  Focus on Rembrandt, etched body of work.

-EDUCATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS


UCLA  Awarded REGENT'S' SCHOLARSHIP 1968

-Highest Academic Achievement Award given by the University of California


University of California Santa Cruz    B.A. in Studio Arts  1978

 

Antioch Univeristy, Los Angeles:  non-degree focused Graduate Studies in Social Justice, Social Psychology.


Goddard College:  non-degree focused Graduate Studies in MFA Program, Interdisciplinary Arts
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ADDITIONAL CRITICAL TEACHERS OF INFLUENCE UPON ME:

DR. MARY HOLMES, UC Santa Cruz, oil painter, art historian

JASPER ROSE, UC Santa Cruz, painter, art historian

DR. ENSHO ASHIKIAGA, UCLA (Chair, Asian Studies) educator and Sumi-e painter

DR. THICH THIEN-AN, professor  UCLA (Asian Studies)

DR. ALICE MATSUNAGA, professor  UCLA (Asian Studies)

DR. KARLENE FAITH, History of Consciousness/Prison Studies  UC Santa Cruz

and:

RENEE WHITE, oil painter printmaker: my mother and singlemost important teacher/influence.

(my mother studied with Richard Diebenkorn in figurative abstraction and Saul Bernstein in 

Old Master thru Post Impressionist painting technology/technique/materials/creation and use of mediums.r

BOB GERBRACHT, oil painter: one of the best teachers of "painting what you see" (a type of naturalistic

realism)) in figure painting,

or any other subject matter for that manner, and a downright wonderful human being.