Thrill After Thrill: THIRTY Years of Wayne White

ON VIew JUNE 30 THROUGH October 1, 2017

Come explore the exuberant world of artist Wayne White!

Populated by larger than life puppets, wildly vivid paintings and fantastical sculptures, this summer exhibition promises to be fun, entertaining and engaging for children of all ages.

Wayne White is more than your average artist—he is a set designer, an art director, a comic book artist, a puppeteer, a painter, a sculptor—the list is endless.  His work for the riotous Pee Wee’s Playhouse earned him three Emmys; he has been acclaimed for his sets on Beakman’s World and music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins and Peter Gabriel.

Characterized by a playfully satirical take on the art world, Wayne’s paintings and sculptures also draw on his nostalgia for his Southern roots.  If you like your artists a little rebellious, your artwork a little mutinous and your exhibition completely exciting, this is the place for you!

Watch Wayne White's TEDx talk


Exhibit-Related Events:

July 1, Saturday, 11:30-1 pm- "Beauty is Embarrassing" Screening
July 1 & 8, Saturday, 2-3:30 pm- Weekend Wayne docents
July 6, Thursday, 6-8 pm- Bands on the Bluff ft. Nick Lutsko and Friends on Throwback Thursday
July 13, Thursday, 6-7 pm- Thrill After Thrill with local artists inspired by Wayne White
August 3, Thursday, 6-8 pm- Bands on the Bluff: End of Summer Dance Party on Throwback Thursday
August 17, Thursday, 6-8 pm- Cocktails in Color: Thrill After Thrill
August 19, Saturday,1-3:30 pm- Artful Yoga: The Meaning of Color
August 24, Thursday, 6-7:30 pm- Art Wise: Distinguished Speakers at the Hunter presents Wayne White
August 31, Thursday, 5:30-7 pm- Passing Notes: Teen Comic Creation, Session 1 of 5
September 7, Thursday, 6-8 pm- Bands on the Bluff: UTC Takes the Bluff on Throwback Thursday
September 17, Sunday, 2-4 pm- Family Fun Day: Wayne's World
September 21, Thursday, 6-7 pm- Faculty Dialogues: The South of Wayne White
September 23, Saturday, 11:30-1 pm- "Beauty is Embarrassing" Screening
September 28, Thursday, 6-7:30 pm- Teen Thrills

For a complete list of upcoming events and details, click here

 

 

Thrill After Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White is generously sponsored by MoonPie, celebrating 100 years.

Beauty is Embarrassin’!, 2006
27 x 50 inches
Courtesy of Greg Salmeri, Los Angeles, CA