Wayne White Paints Landscapes Down To the Letter

05.22.09 Will Sherman

Painting over cheap lithograph reproductions, artist Wayne White shatters their soft 19th century Romantic landscapes with his colossal constructions of letters. Spelling out often absurd or vulgar phrases, the typographic additions are built into the quiet and tranquil scenes. After a career designing sets on Pee Wee’s Playhouse and art directing music videos, White turned to painting and has published a collection of his works: Wayne White: Maybe Now I’ll Get the Respect I So Richly Deserve. To mark the occasion, Mireille Mosler Ltd. opens “Way To Go Mister Subtle”, a solo exhibition of the Los Angeles-based painter’s work, from May 28 through June 25th at 35 East 6th Street.