If you think you might not be familiar with Wayne White, he is the magic behind the surrealistic world of PeeWee’s Playhouse, the dreamer who created the award winning videos Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time” and Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight, Tonight“, and he is currently one of the most important contemporary American artists working today.
On August 28th at 8pm Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics is so very proud to present an evening with artist Wayne White, director Neil Berkeley and special moderator Rob Schrab, for a one-night-only show about comics, art, creativity, inspiration and finding your inner-artist in anticipation for the release of the documentary film Beauty Is Embarrassing.
Rob, Wayne and Neil will look at clips from the film, Wayne’s own art and anything else that might sneak its way into the mix, and provide you with an evening that will likely leave you wanting to grab whatever pen/pencil/paint brush/hacksaw you can find and start creating.
Wayne White’s magic and energy are contagious. The night will be an amazing, and more importantly, fun discussion, in learning about what art “is” and why you should never take yourself too seriously, and certainly is not one to be missed.
Tickets are available here.
Wayne is the subject of the new documentary, born and raised in Chattanooga, he moved to New York where he became an illustrator for the East Village Eye, New York Times, and the Village Voice, before becoming one of the creators of the puppets and set for Pee Wee’s Playhouse- work which earned him 3 Emmys. He moved to LA with his wife, another famous artist- Mimi Pond- where he continued his work in TV and eventual music videos. 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 world paintings featuring oversized, 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.
Visit beautyisembarrassing.com for more information.