new york production company dress code has filmed a new promotional 视频 to celebrate the opening of 艺术ist wayne white’s second major solo 艺术 exhibition at joshua liner gallery.

艺术ist wayne whiteplays the banjo while strapped to a truck in NYC
this is white’s second major solo exhibition at the joshua liner

 

 

in the 视频, dress code strap LA-based 艺术ist wayne white into a wooden chair fixed to the back of a flatbed truck, slowly driving him up avenue A whilst he plays a little number on the banjo. it’s a suitably charismatic 视频 for a famously charismatic 艺术ist, who croons liltingly about his current predicament, and the more or less complete lack of reaction from the new york populace.

艺术ist wayne whiteplays the banjo while strapped to a truck in NYC
white’s playful, dry wit carries an often poignant message

 

 

white’s iconic word 艺术 makes an appearance of course, as viewers are given a tender insight into the process behind opening the exhibition. white—whose body of work includes illustration, sculpture, puppetry, 设计 and 艺术 direction–is probably most well known for his infinitely re-bloggable typographic paintings, where colorful block lettering invades kitsch‘thrift-store’lithographs of romantic american landscapes. white’s pastoral scenes are hilariously disrupted with droll, often provocative phrases like‘all that fake laughin for nothin’ or ‘art is supposed to hypnotize you or something’, that probe the relationship between 艺术ist and gallery goer, and challenge the ego of the 艺术 world.

艺术ist wayne whiteplays the banjo while strapped to a truck in NYC
the 艺术ist has worked as an illustrator, puppeteer, 设计 and 艺术 director

 

 

white’s words are brought to life beautifully by dress code’s animation, staying true to the humour of the 艺术work as they slide, float and pop into place. ‘I’m drawn to the humor of vanity’, says white. ‘the title of the show is an 艺术ist’s private, nasty thoughts about how he or she is superior to the public and is so worthy of praise and attention. it’s my way of popping bubbles and kicking pedestals.’

 

the exhibition, entitled‘I’M HAVING A DIALOGUE WITH THE UNIVERSE AND YOU’RE JUST SITTING THERE’, will run at joshua liner gallery until october 8th, 2016 and features an assortment of the 艺术ist’s paintings, murals, installations and kinetic sculptures.

艺术ist wayne whiteplays the banjo while strapped to a truck in NYC
whiteeschews the whitewalls of the gallery in favor of huge cardboard hands

艺术ist wayne whiteplays the banjo while strapped to a truck in NYC
colorful lettering invades peaceful, bucolic scenes of american life

艺术ist wayne whiteplays the banjo while strapped to a truck in NYC
whiteuses wit and color to probe societal structures, and challenge the ego of the 艺术 world

艺术ist wayne whiteplays the banjo while strapped to a truck in NYC
based in LA, whiteis originally from chattanooga, tennessee

艺术ist wayne whiteplays the banjo while strapped to a truck in NYC
his romantic landscapes are reminiscent of thrift store paintings

艺术ist wayne whiteplays the banjo while strapped to a truck in NYC
whiteis closely connected to the music industry and has been the 艺术 director for a number of 视频s

 艺术ist wayne whiteplays the banjo while strapped to a truck in NYC
the studio drives white up avenue A as he strums his banjo

艺术ist wayne whiteplays the banjo while strapped to a truck in NYC
the exhibition runs until october 8th, 2016

 

 

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edited by: peter corboy | 源梦设计