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Wayne White Solo Exhibition

September 15 - December 31, 2017

Wayne White is multi-faceted phenomenon in the art world. He is an artist, art director, illustrator, puppeteer, and more. Born and raised in Chattanooga, White's career has had a meandering path. Starting in the 1980's, he worked for the East Village Eye, New York Times, Raw Magazine, and the Village Voice. White designed sets and characters for the hit television show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Shining Time Station, Beakman’s World, Riders in the Sky, and Bill & Willis. As a fine artist, White's most successful works have been the word paintings. They feature oversized, three-dimensional text painted on top of vintage landscape reproductions. The paintings are thought-provoking and witty, with a pointed finger at vanity and ego.

Wayne will be in Virginia Beach for an artist residency. While at MOCA, he will work with artist volunteers to create an installation for the exhibition spaces. The work will reference one aspect of the regions unique history.