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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