Watie White, Painting, 8/4/08 - 9/12/08
Omaha artist Watie White presented a new series entitled PULP as well as bold and vibrant oil paintings inspired by everyday life.
Watie's art explores the relationship between his subject, its surroundings and how it relates to the medium. His inspiration derives from not only the classic historical 19th/20th century artwork of impressionism and realism, but it is also a direct reflection of current contemporary culture. The strength lies in Watie's artwork by his ability to constantly modify his work, enabling him to explore each subject and its relationship with both natural and staged settings.
Before moving to Omaha in 2006, Watie was integrally involved in the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, as well as an adjunct faculty member of DePaul University in Chicago, IL.
Watie's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries, including Adam Whitney Gallery, in Omaha, the 5+5 Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and theDokHouse Gallery in Amsterdam. Watie's work has also been featured in several publications including the Omaha World Herald, Anafidorka of the Stockyard Institute and OYEX Review. He is a 2002 recipient of the Stanely G. Wolpoff Award from American University, and has attended several residencies including the Kanaal 10 in Amsterdam, as well as the International School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in Montecastello di Vibio, Italy.