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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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.

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"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