About artist Wayne White, who is best known for his set design and puppet work on The Pee Wee Herman Show. We get a look at White’s more recent work: he paints-in text upon found cheap landscape paintings. Pithy statements such as “We Were Partyin At The Lake And This Girl Starts Freakin Out.” Many critics do not side with the idea that these works are worthy of White's talent, however, the film seems to be bent on suggesting that the works deserve to be looked at as some of White's best work. In fact, these paintings are compared to Ed Rusha's text paintings, and claim that White's are superior because of the level of witticism. However, many other artists who are known for their text-centered artworks go unmentioned.
It's an easy going chatty biography, narrated sui generis by the man himself. In general, the bulk of the film is your standard hagiographic glaze, in chronological order: none of the people he grew up around understood what art or artists were; success is neither sustainable nor easy; his wife avows her undying dedication, giving up her career in order to raise their kids. And in the end, well...see for yourself.
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Rob J Phillips