"Beauty Is Embarrassing": A Documentary on Wayne White

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 30 May 2012
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Wayne White, featured in our June 2012 issue of the magazine, maker of the wonderful "word paintings" and the former art director of Pee-wee's Playhouse, had a documentary of his life and art, Beauty is Embarrassing, released and circulating through the film festival circuit. The film is a "funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White."

Currently, the film is making the rounds across the country, Wayne is in the current issue, and all is good.

Here is a quick synopsis:

Beauty Is Embarrassing chronicles the vaulted highs and the crushing lows of a commercial artist struggling to find peace and balance between his work and his art. Acting as his own narrator, Wayne guides us through his life using moments from his latest creation: a hilarious, biographical one-man show. The pieces are drawn from performances at venues in Tennessee, New York and Los Angeles including the famous Roseland Ballroom and the Largo Theater.

 

Whether he’s parading a twenty foot tall puppet through the Tennessee hillside, romping around the Hollywood Hills dressed in his LBJ puppet suit, relaxing in his studio pickin’ his banjo, or watching his children grow up much too soon, Wayne White always seems to have a youthful grin and a desperate drive to create art and objects. It is an infectious quality that will inspire everyone to find their pleasure in life and pursue it at all costs.

 



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