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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) 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, designer and founder of Art Projects for the Marginalized

FOUNDER AND COORDINATOR OF "ART WORKS CONTINUUM" serving Marginalized Artists with MFA model Program

2018 Main Subject of "PASSING THROUGH" on Skid Row Artists feature length documentary by Dektor Film Group

2011 AILEEN GETTY FOUNDATION Sponsorship/Seed Grant for:

2011-2014 ART WORKS project with Housing Works, and Aileen Getty, Serving Skid Row & all L.A. from E. Hollywood studio location.

2008 "PERSON OF THE DECADE" ELI LILLY Welcome Back Award for Courage and Service

2008 "HUMBLE BEAUTY: SKID ROW ARTISTS" Major subject mentor in film about Skid Row Artists, Los Angeles, CA

1998-2008 LAMP ART PROJECT: Designed implemented and for its first decade, original MFA studio project serving Skid Row.

1987-1997 FULL COMMITMENT TO RESPONSE TO AIDS/HIV, INCLUDING EARLY BUDDY PROGRAM, IN MONTEREY COUNTRY, BIG SUR, CA. AND ALSO APLA'S S.CALIF HIV/AIDS HOTLINE.

1980-1993 HISTORICAL ART RESEARCH AND DEALING, One of key art historical art dealers involved in the major revival of collecting and museumological focus on Early 20th C. Calif Impressionists and Modernists, and added focus on Female Impressionists and Modernists on the West Coast.

1974 & 1975 ANSEL ADAMS "FIGURE IN THE LANDSCAPE" Seminar at Ansel's Yosemite Studios: Worked as Model, as well as working on personal photography with photographers, Imogen Cunningham, Jack Welpott, Judy Dater, Robert Heinecken, Eva Rubinstein, Lucien Clergue, Eikoh Hosoe, and co-model Twinka Thiebaud.

1974 and 1975 SANTA CRUZ PRISON PROJECT: One of few male instuctors asked to be involved: Designed, Implemented and Taught Studio Art and Art History course at Maximum Security facility (functioned as Death Row, then as Special Security Unit), California Institution for Women, Frontera, CA. Course gave students full University of California credit through University of California Extension Program in Liason with Women's Prison Project 

EDUCATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

1975 B.A. in Art: Printmaking, University of California at Santa Cruz.

1967-1969 University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Focus on Studies in Asian Languages and Culture Department.

1968 AWARDED "REGENT'S SCHOLARSHIP" Highest Academic Achievement Honor, University of California, at UCLA

Nominated for Regent's Scholarship by Dr. Thich Thien-An D.Litt, Dr. Ensho Ashikaga Ph.D, Dr. Alice Matsunaga Ph.D.

-SKID ROW MON AMOUR, PHOTO-DOCUMENTATION OF SKID ROW  1998-2008

-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".


-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 just recently completed "Passing Through" and the multiple-award winning documentary “Humble Beauty: Skid Row Artists” 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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NOTE: WHILE I HAVE GENERALLY ABSTAINED FROM EXHIBITION AND PERSONAL ART CAREER FOCUS, I STILL HAVE BEEN IN A SMALL HANDFUL OF ART EXHIBITIONS OVER THE COURSE OF MY LIFE:

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.  Annenberg Family Grant funded.

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

(EARLY EXHIBITIONS)

COAST GALLERY BIG SUR  1994-95

(oldest extant fine art gallery big sur)

 Big Sur Artists Annual Exhibition,

Henry Miller Memorial Library & Gallery

1993 and 1994

1973 Mermaid Tavern Exhibition, Topanga, CA 

(two-person show with Christine Bernert following
Wallace Berman's exhibition that year.

 

ADDITIONAL WORK OF NOTE:

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.

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.