FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Organic Remains of A Former World: New Paintings
May 7 June 4, 2005
Reception for the artist: Saturday May 7th, 5 8pm
3830 Main St., Culver City, CA 90232
Contact, Erin Kermanikian
(310) 838-0609, fax (310) 838-0610
Web site, <http://western-project.com>
Wayne White, Organic Remains Of A Former World, 2005,
Acrylic on offset lithographs, framed (triptych), 58x 87 inches.
Western Project is proud to present an exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles artist, Wayne White. This complex set of works is entitled, Organic Remains Of A Former World, suggesting the rise of a new world from the fertile ashes of an older regime. Now painting across multiple old lithographs, White has made a quantum leap in his work; morphing his vivid surrealism into a psychedelic linguistic cubism.
Having worked in television and music video, White understands the nature and construct of illusion. It is his cross-pollinating of historic and contemporary space(s), bonded with humor that creates shadows of knowledge and sparks of wisdom. White’s work has always utilized the language of the streets common phrases and vernacular tidbits; cussing, calling, cajoling a little southern voodoo - all Americana. Sometimes mistaken for being a text artist, White has always been more akin to a musician, using old instruments (vintage framed lithographs from the 1960’s and 70’s), and writing melodies (painting architectural phrases) continuing a kind of oral/visual history with recycled materials. The paintings are a type of blues/country/jazz a Robert Johnson/Merle Haggard/Miles Davis mix sentences as stories (All My People Sleep In A Mountain), or abstract suggestions (Dangerous Big Baby), mirroring a myriad of floating associations that pulse into unexpected meaning. White’s paintings are pure American history current images of what it feels like in this world, at this time, with smudges and stains from yesterday, punked out in a tour de force of genuine imagination.
The artist has shown extensively in the US: Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Memphis, Miami, and recently in Naples, Italy and Stockholm. For further information and images, please contact the gallery at 310-838-0609 or <http://www.western-project.com>.