December 3, 2016
MAINX24 PUPPET PARADE
Main St., Chattanooga
1800 Rossville Avenue, #108
Chattanooga, TN 37408
Join Wayne-O-Rama and march with giant puppets in this year's MAINX24 parade! Puppets and walkers welcome. Meet us at the Wayne-O-Rama space at 10 AM to march or cheer the puppets on from the parade route! - Visit Event Page
MAINX24 WAYNE-O-RAMA OPEN HOUSE
1800 Rossville Avenue, #108
Chattanooga, TN 37408
Visit Wayne-O-Rama and the working studio in the Love Gallery for a fun open house event. Tour the studio and talk with team members about the yearlong installation. - Visit Event Page
Derek Peters of @Chattographer took some great pictures of some dedicated volunteers working hard to help bring Wayne-O-Rama to life -
JAUS: 11858 La Grange Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90025
Through April 24, 2016
Featuring work from: Daniel Brice, Tim Forcum, Beverly Fishman, Dion Johnson, Joe Lloyd, John Schlue, Christian Tedeschi, Wayne White
Western Project welcomes 2016 @ JAUS with new work from:
DANIEL BRICE / BEVERLY FISHMAN / TIM FORCUM / DION JOHNSON / JOE LLOYD
JOHN SCHLUE / CHRISTIAN TEDESCHI / WAYNE WHITE
March 19 - April 24, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS: Saturday, March 19 4:00 - 8:00 PM
REGULAR EXHIBITION HOURS: THURSDAY - SATURDAY 12:00 - 4:00 PM
OPENING RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS: SATURDAY, MARCH 19 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Regular exhibition hours: Thursday - Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Parc-Jean Drapeau, Montreal, July 31 - August 2, 2015
(All photos courtesy Mimi Pond and Wayne White)
Who is Broward County named for and what would he look like if three-time Emmy Award-winning artist Wayne White made a giant puppet of him?
Find out this summer when White creates a supersized puppet of Napoleon Bonaparte Broward during a 10-day residency at the Art and Culture Center. For his first exhibition in Florida, the Los Angeles-based artist will create a gallery fun house that also features his witty “Word” paintings, new drawings from recent artist residencies in Key West and Captiva, and a collection of whimsical puppets made from found objects.Read More
11th year Anniversary Exhibition
Ron Athey / Josh Bolin / Daniel Brice / Thomas Burke / Carole Caroompas / Cole Case / Alec Egan / Samantha Fields / Bob Flanagan and Sheree Rose / Tim Forcum / Eric Freeman / Sush Machida Gaikotsu / Margaret Griffith / Dion Johnson / Ali Kheradyar / Patrick Lee / Joe Lloyd / Zachari Logan / Bob Mizer / Matthew Penkala / Nancy Riegelman / Chad Robertson / Joe Schmelzer / Nicolas Shake / Aaron Sheppard / Arne Svenson / Christian Tedeschi / Tom of Finland / Mark Dean Veca / Wayne White / Jessica Wimbley
Western Project proudly presents our 11th Year Anniversary Exhibition marking a decade and a year of programming. As one of the pioneer galleries of the Culver City arts district, the show will include gallery artists and some special guests; each an irregular, unruly and often impolite force of nature, all burdened with the disease of individual thinking and a call to find a greater depth of human experience. We celebrate with abandon and humor, knowing our job is yet unfinished.
Wayne White was invited to York College for a month to construct a large-scale, site-specific art installation in Gallery Hall on the 3rd Floor of Marketview Arts, located across from the Central Market at 37 W. Philadelphia Street in downtown York. Below you will find a video interview with Wayne by Christine Baker for Penn Live as well as Wayne's photo-journal of the process. For more information see the York College of Pennsylvania website HERE
Wayne White, “Master Retrospective 2000-2009″ at Western ProjectPosted by Lisa Derrick on March 10, 2013 View original post HERE
Wayne White’s art isn’t highbrow. It isn’t Low Brow. But it qualifies as both. It’s also all-American in the best of ways: Pure, funny, shoot-from-the-hip, self-made, inventive, imaginative. Wayne White is Will Rogers or Mark Twain with a paintbrush and a hot glue gun, an artist whose mural work greeted attendees at the 2009 Art Basel in Miami, with paintings in museums across the United States and hanging on the wall at a local coffee shop, walking distance from his house. Musician and painter Mark Mothersbaugh calls White:
ONE OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF AMERICAN POP ART
And he exploded from that most American of mediums, the television, influencing generations of artists.
White won three Emmys for his art direction on the “children’s program,” PeeWee’s Playhouse, along with collecting Billboard and MTV Music Video Awards as an art director for seminal music videos including The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Tonight, Tonight’ and Peter Gabriel’s ‘Big Time.’ He’s subject of an acclaimed documentary, Beauty is Embarrassing (the film’s title is taken from a piece he did for Art Basel), and performed a live show You’re Supposed to Act All Impressed in New York and Los Angeles during which he discussed his life and his art, played banjo, danced the soft shoe, and showed slides (a portion of You’re Supposed to… is seen in Beauty is Embarrassing).
A retrospective of White’s work from 2000 to 2009, featuring over 30 works, some from private collections, and other pieces for sale, makes up “Master Retrospective,” currently on display at Western Projects. The exhibition focuses on White’s “word paintings,” re-purposed thrift shop art to which White adds sayings, some drawn from his growing up in Tennessee, others from his experiences in New York and Los Angeles. The words–over-sized, three-dimensional text painstakingly integrated into vintage landscape reproductions–are stretched, curved, or condensed, and all additions to the thrift shop paintings are done by hand; there’s is no computer generation or projection used, just a ruler, pencil and brush guided by White’s hand and imagination. Along with word paintings, Western Projects has several of White’s sculptures on display, including a “bouquet” of words made from what appears to be cardboard, but is actually cast in metal.
White’s work, his use of text for both its shape and meaning on the landscapes he has chosen is irreverent, joyful, elegant, at times painful and revealing. His absence was felt in Letters From LA: Text in Southern California Art, and his presence resonates with exuberance at Western Project. White’s paintings are in the collections of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Detroit Art Museum, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles, Laguna Art Museum, among others; “Master Retrospective 2000-2009″ runs through March 30 at Western Projects. And when the urge for pancakes and art hits at 3am, you can always see some of his paintings hanging at Fred 62.
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Paintings and Works on Paper February 16 – March 30, 2013 Reception for the artist Saturday February 16th 6 – 8pm
Western Project is proud to present a survey of works by Los Angeles artist Wayne White. Masterworks is comprised of selected paintings and works on paper from the first ten years of the White’s signature word paintings. A traditionalist by trade (no computer or Photoshop) and armed with formidable drawing skills, White imbues every medium he touches, be it paper, canvas, bronze, wood or printmaking with his distinct, at times idiosyncratic sensibility. Abrasive, amusing or confrontational, his art pushes back at fine art assumptions and academic convention. A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, White has used his career to preserve the innate ‘Americana’ of his youth; be it with words, phrases, expressions or stories, his narrative presses towards beauty as a peak experience, as evidenced by the recent award winning documentary, Beauty Is Embarrassing, directed by Neil Berkeley.
Using framed offset lithographs from the 1960’s and 70’s, White inserts his voice as text into these readymades, forming a new American landscape; panoramic vistas rife with wit and insight. Working on mass-produced lithographs allows him to play with notions of the authenticity and conventions of painting while mirroring our cultural stories. Redeeming these mass produced items with words, White taps our collective memory of decorative pictures from the past while establishing a new clue or perverse quip of possible meanings. Good Looking People Having Fun With Out You is the earliest work in the exhibition, setting a tone derived from the artist’s time working in the entertainment field. As one of the originators of the legendary 1980’s television show, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, White’s humor reverberates through his art: Picasso’s Ass Falling Off, “Honest Artists”, and Tossed Off Crap, each chide our mythologies about cultural figures and/or interpersonal bad habits.
Sculptures such as Wood Burn Country Boy describe his adolescence in the bucolic back woods of Tennessee (and the influence of his time as an assistant to Red Grooms), and are countered by the large epic painting, High Dollar Rig; his autobiographic high-speed escape to New York City in the 1970’s. We Were Partin’ at the Lake and Some Girl Starts Freakin’ Out, describes any generation: the excess of youth and the pains of growing into adult scenarios.
This survey of ten years of work is by no means comprehensive. It is an overview of works that speak of growing up in America where language and landscape are now inseparable. He tells tales of the good, the bad, and sometimes ugly struggles of youth and adulthood; dealing with the duality of the physical world or plainly, the Sugar and Bullshit of everyday life. Consider White a kind of psychedelic, punked-out Mark Twain, at times more poet, spinning a surrealistic vernacular of wisdom and mirth.
White is a current recipient of the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida. He is also the subject of the documentary film, Beauty Is Embarrassing: The Wayne White Story, directed by Neil Berkeley. He recently completed a site specific installation, Big Lick Boom, at the Taubman Museum in Roanoke, Virginia. He created series of live shows in Los Angeles at Café Largo and in New York at the Roseland Ballroom, entitled, “You’re Supposed to Act All Impressed”. White is in the collection of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Detroit Art Museum, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles, Laguna Art Museum, among others. He has exhibited extensively throughout North America, most recently at the Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, Rice University Houston, and in Germany, Naples, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland. A monograph of his work was released in 2009 titled: Wayne White: Maybe Now I’ll Get the Respect I So Richly Deserve edited and designed by Todd Oldham and published by Ammo Books, LLC. His work has been written about in ArtForum, Art in America, The New Yorker, The Houston Chronicle, The New York Times, The Oxford American, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Esquire, among many others.
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Opening Saturday February 16, 2013
"Beauty Is Embarrassing" The Wayne White Story, directed by Neil Berkeley had its World Premiere on March 10, 2012 at the SXSW Film Festival. Below is a running list of links to press and reviews related to the film as it travels to various film festivals
You can also find current information on the film including screening dates at the official "Beauty Is Embarrassing" Website HERE