FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wayne White
‘Drop The Country Boy Act’
Unique Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Bronze Editions, Monotypes
March 15 – April 12, 2008
Opening reception: Saturday March 15, 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
E-mail, cliff@western-project.com


Wayne White, “Dude Starts Freakin’”, 2008, monotype, 39 1/2 x 30 inches.

Western Project is proud to present a new body of work by Los Angles artist, Wayne White. This exhibition is comprised of numerous mediums: sculpture, monotypes, bronze editions, drawings and paintings on canvas. The images are reminiscent of country road signs – quirky letter configurations eliciting fun, entertainment and possible dangers. Primarily vertical in orientation, White’s pictures feel monumental; stacks of surrealistic wisdom, pointing to a carnival side show somewhere between here, and the curious landscape of his imagination. It is classic Americana: colloquial tidbits, confessional tales and humorous knowledge. Drop The Country Boy Act is really punk Mark Twain defiance; cardboard sculptures – and cardboard sculptures in bronze (Dude Starts Freakin’). A 14 foot high hillbilly diorama sculpture is the centerpiece of White’s exhibition. It is country fair jubilee in wood, stone, mirror, metal and language – a reliquary of giant proportion. It is revelatory and absurd – a back woods oracle for all ages. Against the backdrop of high technology and extreme everything, White’s sensibility wreaks havoc with simplicity. It is an intimate and profound, singular vision.
 
White is currently in the group exhibition Buildup, at The Ottawa Art Gallery in Ontario, Canada. He has shown extensively in the US: Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, Chicago, Memphis, Miami, and in Italy, and Stockholm. For further information and images, please contact the gallery at 310-838-0609 or cliff@www.western-project.com, and visit our website http://www.western-project.com.




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