Film and TV

Visual artist Wayne White talks about Pee Wee's Playhouse and using the F-word in fine art

Wayne White might be your favorite visual artist of the last few decades that you didn't know existed. But that was sort of the point behind Beauty Is Embarrassing, director Neil Berkeley's the documentary about White's life and career thus far, which will screen at the Denver FilmCenter this Friday, September 21.

"It's like, 'Oh yeah, oh, wow,'" says White in his Chattanooga drawl, describing the general reaction to his body of work. That work first reached a wide public audience when White was brought on as a puppet craftsman for the kitsch-heavy children's television show Pee Wee's Playhouse in the late '80s. See also: - Review: Beauty Is Embarrassing - Review: Peter Gabriel at Red Rocks 6/13/11 - Noah Van Sciver goes punk at MCA Denver

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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