Friday, February 24, 2012



Wayne White with Carson Daly at White's home, shooting the feature segment for the February 27th episode of "Last Call with Carson Daly" at 12:35pm

We are thrilled to watch Wayne White on "Last Call with Carson Daly" this coming Monday February 27th at 12:35CST! Other celebrity guests include Malin Akerman and Trentemoller will be performing. Wayne will be discussing the upcoming documentary about his life, Beauty Is Embarrassing, which premieres at SXSW Film Festival on Saturday March 10th at 7pm in Austin, TX at the Vimeo Theater.

For a full schedule of events in Austin surrounding "Beauty Is Embarrassing" check out our post here.

Don't forget about Wayne's Opening Reception for "I Say A Lot Of Things" March 31st at Marty Walker Gallery. Stay posted for the happenings surrounding that.

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in case you missed it, watch Wayne White's interview with Carson Daly below:



I'm sure you've heard by now that the documentary featuring Wayne White, Beauty Is Embarrassing will be premiering at SXSW Film Festival, in the 2012 Documentary Spotlight category on March 10th at 7pm. Check out our original post here for more details about the film. Wayne White also has an exhibition opening at Marty Walker Gallery on March 31st, where he will be exhibiting a new site-specific installation of murals and paintings, mixing irony and allegory to create yet another humorous and unpredictable environment one can only fully experience while standing in the gallery.

  Beauty Is Embarrassing Official Trailer

Beauty Is Embarrassing has received notable attention and there is a flurry of events surrounding the film and Wayne White. See below for a full schedule of events in Austin


Saturday March 10th, 7-8:28pm
SXSW Film Festival Beauty Is Embarrassing Premiere 
Venue: Vimeo Theater, 201 Trinity St Austin, TX 78701

Sunday March 11th
Artist Book Signing and exhibition of Wayne's Work
Domy Books 913 E Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78702

Additional Screenings:
Monday March 12, 5-6:28pm
Venue: SXSatellite: Alamo Village

Tuesday March 13, 9:45-11:13pm 
Venue: Alamo Lamar C

Wednesday March 14, 4:45-6:13pm 
Venue: Canon Screening Room

Stay tuned for more information about the happenings surrounding his exhibition on the 31st at Marty Walker Gallery!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Video still from Honey Bee, 2011, 3D stereoscopic video with sound, 7min 30sec

In the first annual S-3D video festival, "Parallax: Stereoscopic Video Festival," of Prague, Czech Republic, Allison Hunter's Honey Bee is featured among the selected international and amateur shorts. Using technology once dominated by Hollywood, the festival is set to celebrate independent 3D filmmakers and challenges stereoscopic technology as an art form.

Resulting from her residency at the Texas Learning and Computation Center (TLC2), on the campus of University of Houston, Honey Bee is a layered video, audio, and computer graphics, all generated with 3D software and video camera, to create the sensation of standing among a swarm of bees. Honey Bee presents a playful fantasy of cyber bees with military weapons, while also contemplating impacts of government interventions in food as well as ecological disruptions caused by cell phone technology.

Hunter states:
"When considering the bee, an air-borne insect, as a subject for video, I thought it would be interesting to use 3D to give the viewer a sense of sharing the same space with bees, rather than having the insects recessed behind a framed picture plane. ... I intercut the narrator extolling the virtues of agricultural aviation with the sound of a swarm of bees."

60-second preview of Honey Bee by Allison Hunter

Also featured in Houston Arts Alliance current exhibition Hanging by a Thread, Houston's Culture Map "Weekly Picks," Nancy Wozny states,

"Trust me, there's some gorgeous animation as well as witty vintage narration. Bees in Hunter's hand are simply amazing."

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Lucerna Cinema, Prague, Czech Republic
December 8, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


New gallery artist Bret Slater has been included in TWO of the last three Modern Painters magazine issues Not only did his show at Thomas Robertello snag one of the Top 100 Best Fall Shows in the September 2011 issue, he held a featured spot in the Top 100 Artists To Watch in the December 2011/January 2012 issue.

Slater, who recently received a MFA at Southern Methodist University, works in a diverse range of pragmatic materials, including cardboard, dry wall, staples, screws, nails, and tape. Whether painting within the aesthetic parameters of manufactured items, reinforcing tape installations with industrial fasteners, or floating rugged cuts of drywall in front of its plastered-over brethren, Slater’s work is a first responder to the language of functionality.

Slater will be showing at Marty Walker Gallery Spring 2012. His work has created a buzz in contemporary art circles and has been described as "working within a language of Minimalism and with an emphasis on the tactile, he creates small works with an almost edible mass". Slater speaks of his inspiration:
I became really interested in this symmetrical rivet that happens in things like cereal boxes or in automobiles: It's a shape that dips down and comes back up. I liked the idea of borrowing composition, borrowing color from places where that color or form exists for a reason and through the reals of visual art being able to look at it formally, without having to worry about what it's function is.
The artist reflecting on the minimalism in his work,
Like us, each painting grows into its individuality. My work is simple but nuanced, sophisticated as well as clumsy.

ABOVE, TOP, LEFT TO RIGHT: Chunkenstein, 2011, acrylic on canvas 9 3/4 x 7 x 1 3/4 inches; Warp Rider, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 9 3/4 x 7 x 1 3/4 inches; Sleeping Giant, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 9 3/4 x 7 x 1 3/4 inches. ( for pricing)

Sources: Modern Painters, Free Museum of Dallas

Friday, November 4, 2011


White on stage in his act, "You're Supposed to Act All Impressed" at Largo in West Hollywood

Just released - "Beauty is Embarrassing," a feature-length documentary on the life and work of artist Wayne White. Presenting a goofy, imaginative, inspiring look at the ups and downs of the career of an artist from Tennessee living in Hollywood, the film features White's puppetry, installations, paintings, and other quirks, from Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986 - 1991) to the 22-foot, motorized George Jones puppet head for Rice Gallery in 2009 to his most recent hilarious, one-man show titled "You're Supposed to Act All Impressed."

With a line up of interviews with designer Todd Oldham, actor Paul Reubens, co-creator of Pee Wee's Playhouse Gary Panter, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Los Angeles art critic David Pagel, and co-directors of Little Miss Sunshine Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the film attempts to recreate "a fantasyland called Wayne's mind" and explore the imagination of a man who continues to create iconic images.

White discusses construction of George Jones puppet head for "Big Lectric Fan to Keep Me Cool While I Sleep" at Rice Gallery, Houston

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Stay posted for updates. Contact Marty Walker Gallery for inquiries.


Aero, 2011, acrylic and Flashe on canvas, 72 x 48 inches

Dion Johnson's exhibition of colorful paintings has caught the attention of art critics, and currently featured as a "Critic's Pick" for Artforum magazine online.

Read full reviews available by following the links below:
"Johnson's paintings have a hybrid genealogy that invites novel connections." ~Benjamin Lima, Artforum
"We can recognize a sophisticated abstract work through a combination of colors and his use of repetition without exactly repeating the shapes... Johnson's muses on past hard edge color field artists like Karl Benjamin and John McLaughlin, but with refreshingly less jazz or pure minimal quality." ~Todd Camplin, Modern Dallas

Friday, September 23, 2011


Video artist Barry Anderson exhibits two video installations in The Big Reveal at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, on view September 23, 2011 - April 15, 2012. The exhibition highlights new acquisitions to the museum's permanent collection.

Janus (2), 2011, two-channel HD video animation (no audio) from Barry Anderson on Vimeo.

Barry Anderson's enigmatic and captivating video installations are constructed worlds of rumination that deftly but subtley counter the cult of speed that frequently plagues our society. Experiencing his works, we must slow down, engage, and, ultimately, reflect upon that which is overlooked -- a process of discovery that is all too often absent or underemphasized in much of contemporary art today. --Elizabeth Dunbar, Curator, Arthouse Texas

installation view of Janus 2 at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

installation view of Pigeon at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Tel 816-753-5784
Open Tues.–Thurs. 10–4, Fri.–Sat.10–9, Sun. 11–5
Free admission and parking
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

ROLAND FISCHER @ Von Lintel Gallery

Facades on Paper III: Metropolitan Plaza, 2007, screenprint, part of suite of 8 prints, 35 x 25, edition of 100

German artist Roland Fischer opens exhibition of new works, titled Roland Fischer: New Facades at Von Lintel Gallery, New York, featuring Fischer's newest large-scale photographs of modern building facades.

Lyle Rexer writes of Roland's print in his book The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography:
. . . He carefully frames details of highly schematic building facades in such a way that they are read as patterned two-dimensional surfaces with only telltale hints of their physical origin. This schematizing emphasizes the relentlessly geometric, repetitive and regular character of the social and political worlds these buildings embody.
New prints show bold color and dynamic lines that seem to deny the strict structure of such facades, leaving one lost in pattern and separated from the physics of such existence.

Exhibition runs September 6 - October 8, 2011

Von Lintel Gallery

520 W 23rd Street
Ground Floor
New York, NY 10011
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KATHY WEBSTER @ Brand10 Art Space

Earbuds, 2005, fiberglass and auto paint, 27 x 21 x 11 inches

Sculptor Kathy Webster opens an exhibition of new work in Selfless. Selfish. Selfiness, a group exhibition including artists Annie Arnold, Carol Benson, Shelby Cunningham, Val Hunnicutt, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Kerry Pacillo, Terri Thornton, Kathy Webster and Tiffany Wolf at Brand10 Art Space, Fort Worth, Texas.

Webster, in addition to exhibiting new work, partnered with Christine Bisetto, Matthew Clark, and Heagan Bayles earlier this year to launch Brand10 Art Space, a non-profit venue for contemporary art work to fill a missing niche in Fort Worth. Read about the group's vision for the new space in this Fort Worth Star-Telegram article.

Exhibition runs September 9 - October 15, 2011

Brand10 Art Space
3418 W 7th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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