BIG LICK BOOM: A New Installation by Wayne White

Friday, June 8, 2012 - Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wayne White is an artist who defies easy categorization. Spanning film, television, music, and fine art, his work is marked by wry (and often strange) humor and an irreverent whimsical sensibility. While his puppets and set design for Pee-wee’s Playhouse won him three Emmy’s in the 1980s, his fine art projects (including paintings he calls "word pictures") have lately brought him critical attention, including a 400+ page monograph by key collector Todd Oldham. In a project created just for the Taubman, White plans to combine his word works with puppetry in an exhibition that will channel Roanoke's history and engage visitors with with sights, sounds, smells, and interaction. He'll also be presenting his acclaimed stage show You’re Supposed to Act All Impressed, an ironic slide life story with live banjo and harmonica, at the Members’ Preview Opening. This is a show you won't want to miss!

 

 

 

 

Rebel vs. Yankee Puppet Performance - Saturday, June 16, at 2:00pm

Comic interpretation of the Civil War,  puppet set designed by Wayne White and performed by community volunteers.

Adult discretion advised.