Marty Walker Gallery

WAYNE WHITE

WORKS

MEDIA

Wayne White Artist Talk, 'I Say A Lot Of Things' Opening Reception at Marty Walker Gallery March 31, 2012

Wayne White on Last Call with Carson Daly

Beauty Is Embarrassing Trailer

BIOGRAPHY

Wayne White’s work is humorous, unpredictable, and irreverent, offering playful swipes and jabs at contemporary culture and our own insecurities. He rescues bland thrift-store landscapes by adding satirical yet honest and uniquely American pronouncements, often poking fun at the seriousness of the art world, writ large in colorful block letters. White, a successful stage, set, and prop designer and Emmy-winning co-creator of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, as well as music videos for Peter Gabriel and Smashing Pumpkins, invites us into his world usurping the gallery space as yet another venue for the display and realization of his ideas.

White, the subject of the documentary “Beauty is Embarrassing,” is portrayed as an inspirational figure and “hard-working rebel” rather than tragic artist hero. He recently had his first solo museum exhibition at the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, creating a large site-specific installation complete with puppets operated at selected times through the run of the exhibition.

This mega-talented artist’s paintings can be found in numerous private collections as well as the New Museum of Contemporary Art in NY, the Detroit Institute for Art, and the Weisman Art Foundation. Wayne White lives and works in Los Angeles.

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EXHIBITIONS

    

I Say A Lot of Things

March 31 – May 5, 2012

    

I Fell 37 Miles To Earth 100 Years Ago

Feb 20 – March 20, 2010

   

    

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SELECT PRESS

Kansas City, Lewis, David, "'Beauty Is Embarrassing': An artist remains playful | 3 stars," September 2012
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Huffington Post, Arts & Culture, Bartolone, Tony, "Wayne White Brings Humor into Fine Art in Beauty is Embarrassing," August 2012
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...might be good, Thomson, Julie "Wayne White", July 2012
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Design-Milk, Caroline Williamson, "Wayne White", June 2012
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Nashville Public Television, Tidwell, Daniel "A Conversation with Artist Wayne White," April 2012
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The Huffington Post, "'Beauty Is Embarrassing' Reveals Wayne White's Wackiness," March 2012
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Culture Map Austin, "Home made success: Beauty is Embarrassing is the quirky, uplifting story of artist Wayne White, true American hero," March 2012
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Los Angeles Times, Pagel, David, "Wayne White Tells His Life Story One Slide at a Time," February 2011
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The Huffington Post, Gundy, Gordy, "Artist Wayne White Stages His Life," February 2011
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Glasstire, Starr, James Michael, "Wayne White at Marty Walker", March 2010
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Arrested Motion, "Showing: Wayne White", March 2010
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Houston Chronicle, Andrew Dansby, "Wayne White brings his wild imagination to Houston", August, 2009
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Los Angeles Times, "Culture Monster: Art Review - Exene Cervenka and Wayne White at Western Project", April 2009
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Good Magazine, Patrick James, "The Magic Wordsmith", July 2009
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Art Slant New York, Charlie Schultz, "Paint Pictionary," June 2009
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Los Angeles Times, David Pagel, “Rambunctious Group Energy”, August 2008
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Flavorpill, “Wayne White”, Issue 260, February 2008
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The Huffington Post, Kimberly Brooks, “First Person Artist: Wayne White”, November 2007
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Esquire: The 2007 Esquire 100, Buddy Kite, “No. 15: Wayne White's Word Pictures”, September 2007
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Art in America, Casey Ruble, “Wayne White at Clementine”, February 2007
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The Oxford American, Paul Reyes Winter, “Second Hand Sublime”, Winter 2006
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LA Artland: Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Kraus, Chris; McFadden, Jane; and Tumlir, Jan Black Dog Publishing, 2005
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Nashville Scene, Roberts, Julie, “The Wrong Question Asker: New Works by Wayne White”, January 2004
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The Tennessean Ruthorford, Shulick, Hollie,“MTSU grad brings collection of commercial works back to school”, January 2004
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Artforum, Meghan Dailey, “Wayne White at Clementine Gallery”, September 2002
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