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SXSW Brings Humor To Fine Art

Updated: Monday, March 12 2012, 05:20 PM CDT
Art has never been more fun than when it's in the hands of artist, art director and illustrator Wayne White. He's the focus of the SXSW documentary, Beauty is Embarrassing-The Wayne White Story.

In 1986 Wayne became a designer for the hit television show Pee-wee’s Playhouse and his work was awarded with three Emmys. Wayne continued his work in television and designed sets and characters for shows such as Shining Time Station, Beakman’s World, Riders In The Sky and Bill & Willis. He also worked in the music video industry winning 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.

More recently Wayne has had great success as a fine artist and has created paintings and public works that have been shown all over the world. His most successful works have been the word paintings featuring over-sized, three dimensional text painstakingly integrated into vintage landscape reproductions. The message of the paintings is often thought provoking and almost always humorous with Wayne pointing a finger at vanity, ego and his memories of the South.

Beauty Is Embarrassing: The Wayne White Story screens Wednesday, March 14 at 4:45 p.m. at the Canon Screening Room at 701 West Riverside Dr.SXSW Brings Humor To Fine Art


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