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Ass Kicking Contest

Wayne White, Woodrow White

Closing Saturday August 8th, 12-4pm

Heron Arts is pleased to present the inaugural exhibition and immersive experience from the compulsory creative, Wayne White. Exhibiting alongside Wayne will be his son, artist Woodrow White. For the first time ever, the artist brings his beloved aesthetic to San Francisco with an interactive installation, his signature word paintings, and works on paper. This is the first show of a quarterly series under the programming direction of curators Tova Lobatz and Noah Antieau.

The focal point of Ass Kicking Contest will be White's 15-foot larger than life kinetic puppet sculptures, consuming the majority of Heron Arts' 3500 square foot space. The hand-cut sculptures crafted out of cardboard were engineered by the artist in an effort to reconnect with his early pedigree as a puppeteer and set designer for Pee-wee's Playhouse. White rarely has the opportunity to work this big. He enjoys the process due to both the physical aspect of working with materials larger than his body, as well as the opportunity it provides to transform his visions into two-story creations that turn people's heads. The puppets take center stage and will be animated by the artist throughout the evening.

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Works

 

Ass Kicking Contest
Wayne White
Acrylic on canvas print
28 x 40 inInquire

 

Overconfident Men on Horseback
Wayne White
Acrylic on offset lithograph
27 x 33 inInquire

 

Hoo, Ha
Wayne White
Acrylic on offset lithographs
18.5 x 22in each, 18.5 x 44in pairInquire

 

Tuff Shit
Wayne White
Acrylic on offset lithograph
24 x 44 inInquire

 

Untitled (Cowboy)
Wayne White
Watercolor on paper
22 x 30 inInquire

 

Untitled (Horse)
Wayne White
Acrylic and cardboard on paper
20 x 26 in

 

Untitled (Yellow Mixed Media)
Wayne White
Acrylic, cardboard, mixed media on paper
20 x 26 in

 

Untitled (Blue, Green)
Wayne White
Watercolor on paper
20 x 26 inInquire

 

Untitled (Yellow, Green)
Wayne White
Watercolor on paper
20 x 26 inInquire

 

Unfollow (Green)
Wayne White
Acrylic, pastel, graphite on paper
11 x 12.5 in

 

Unfollow (Green/White)
Wayne White
Acrylic, pastel, graphite on paper
11 x 12.5 in

 

FOE Sketch #1
Wayne White
Graphite and watercolor on paper
14 x 10.5 inInquire

 

FOE Sketch #3
Wayne White
Graphite and watercolor on paper
14 x 10.5 inInquire

 

Generals
Wayne White
Watercolor on paper
15 x 11 inInquire

 

Untitled (Figures)
Wayne White
Acrylic, ink, graphite on paper
14 x 10.5 inInquire

 

Clay Pipe
Wayne White
Watercolor on paper
12 x 9"Inquire

 

Madame
Wayne White
Watercolor on paper
12 x 9 inInquire

 

Five Possible Shapes
Woodrow White
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 inInquire

 

Big Scene
Woodrow White
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 30 inInquire

 

Profile
Woodrow White
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 40 inInquire

 

Double
Woodrow White
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 48 inInquire

 

Shoe
Woodrow White
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 20 inInquire