Beauty is embarrassing (out of 4) documentary about visual artist wayne white, directed by neil berkeley 91 minutes opening friday at the bloor hot docs cinema 14a beauty is embarrassing is a whimsical journey inside the head of painter, puppeteer, set designer, visual artist, artistic renaissance man and pop culture touchstone wayne white.
Documentary about visual artist wayne white, directed by neil berkeley 91 minutes opening friday at the bloor hot docs cinema 14a beauty is embarrassing is a whimsical journey inside the head.
Really love this film—wayne is a character and a talent his creations, his drive, and his independent spirit are truly inspiring it's great to see how other people like matt groening, paul reubens, and more recognize the creativity and influence that wayne had. Beauty is embarrassing movie reviews & metacritic score: beauty is embarrassing chronicles the vaulted highs and the crushing lows of a commercial artist str. Beauty is embarrassing reads the painting after which this exhibit is named (it's also the name of the film about white and his work, directed by neil berkeley and currently premiering at south by southwest) the sound of cutting slack reads another – although not one in this show go and discover those for yourself, is the idea here. Neil berkeley directed beauty is embarrassing, a documentary about wayne white, an amazing emmy-award winning artist whose résumé represents a significant.
Wayne white in an oversize mask of lyndon b johnson in “beauty is embarrassing,” about mr white’s career credit future you pictures the creativity grows like kudzu in “beauty is embarrassing,” neil berkeley’s enlightening and often hilarious portrait of the los angeles artist wayne white and it yields a thousand blossoms mr. The film, like white, embraces the ragged edges and messy contradictions of life, art, and family with rabid humor and honesty more for two years, filmmaker neil berkeley traveled with white through houston, miami, new york, chattanooga, nashville, and los angeles retracing wayne’s steps from childhood to parenthood. Case in point: beauty is embarrassing, a competent sxsw-premiered documentary that overstates the accomplishments of the artist wayne white while also attributing his obscurity to imaginary forces—tactics that take advantage of an assumed ignorance of contemporary art and the politics of the art world.
Wayne white is a childlike artist with simple philosophies towards art's purpose and a resume which includes designing and creating the majority of the puppets and visual feel of pee-wee's playhouse. Beauty is embarrassing is a creative, colorful and ultimately uplifting portrait of the artist as madman, creative genius and merry prankster as its backbone, the film uses a series of college lectures white gave about his life and his art.
Beauty is embarrassing is a funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of america’s most important artists, wayne white raised in the mountains of tennessee, wayne white started his career as a cartoonist in new york city. I found this documentary, directed by neil berkeley, to be unique and rather fascinating it covers the work and life of wayne white, who describes himself as a painter, sculptor, cartoonist, puppeteer, set designer, art director, animator, and illustrator there isn't much question in my mind that white was a child artistic prodigy. Critic reviews for beauty is embarrassing all critics (30) | top critics (12) | fresh (27) | rotten (3) beauty is embarrassing is an undeniably likable film, mainly because white is a likable guy who believes comedy is at least as important as tragedy. 'beauty is embarrassing': giant puppets, painted words, and what art is all about : monkey see you may think you don't know the work of artist wayne white, but if you watched videos or pee-wee's playhouse, you probably do in a new documentary, he talks about creativity and being a tough fit for the art world.
The tennessee-reared jack-of-all-trades wayne white can be described any number of ways he is a painter, he is a sculptor, he is a cartoonist, a puppeteer, a set designer, an art director, an. “beauty is embarrassing” is such a warm, laugh-out-loud charmer of a documentary, thanks entirely to its subject, the wild and wonderful wayne white, that it leaves you wondering, just where.