Friday, September 4, 2009



Tuesday Evenings at the Modern : WAYNE WHITE
-Tuesday, September 8, 7pm @ Fort Worth Modern Art Museum-

Los Angeles-based artist Wayne White begun his career as a production designer for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse ( for which he received three Emmys), White is now recognized for his clever and beautifully rendered text paintings. As a wordsmith and draftsman extraordinaire, White juxtaposes irreverent and humorous phrases over “sofa art” lithographs of landscapes mass-produced in the 1960s and ‘70s to create something all together new and always compelling. Tuesday Evenings focuses on the work featured in the recently published monograph, Maybe Now I’ll Get The Respect I So Richly Deserve, which is a comprehensive view of White’s 30-plus-year career. And mark your calendars for February 2010 -when Marty Walker Gallery presents Wayne White in a new solo exhibition. Opening reception Saturday, Febraury 20; exhibition runs through March 20, 2010.

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern begin at 7 pm in the auditorium. The series brings artists, scholars, and critics to discuss their work each week at the Modern. Admission is free and open to the public. Free admission tickets can be picked up at the Modern’s admission desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to the first 250 ticketholders. A live broadcast of the lecture will be shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. During the series the Museum galleries and Café Modern remain open until 7.

(pictured above, WAYNE WHITE's, Tinted Lard, 2009, acrylic on offset lithograph, framed, 18 3/4 x 25 inches)