Wayne White unveiled “FOE” in York April 4. I am collecting reactions from local artists and art professionals through April 27. Those interested can email me at email@example.com with a short reflection on the art and the artist. Include your name, municipality in which you live and art discipline or organization.
Kate Hufnagel, York Art Association: When viewers enter Wayne White’s eccentric world they are fully immersed in an interactive scene. Walking under, through and around the towering figures they are captured within the crazy fun of the artist’s vision. They are surrounded by the towering kinetic cardboard figures of confederate soldiers. Visitors become miniature puppeteers in an oversized set by tugging on ropes to set the dynamic figures into action. The goofy delight of exploring the scene is enriched by open mouthed appreciation. Wayne White’s work shows how artistic vision is brought to life through disciplined planning and spontaneous intuition.
York College students worked with White to make the installation. He shared his own story of talent, study and serendipitous opportunity. His story showed how he held to his roots while branching into a larger world of possibilities. He encouraged them to take great risks … and to pursue their visions with discipline and joy. York College and its partners have given their students, and the local community a great and inspiring gift. This is exhibition is not to be missed.
— flipsidepa (@flipsidepa) April 12, 2014