XAVIER PAYNE: IT'S BLACKNIFICENT
WAG (Watkins Art Gallery) / 507 Hagan St. January 6, 2018 - February 2, 2018
The January show at Watkins’s gallery in Wedgewood-Houston features the work of alumnus Xavier Payne. Payne is passionate about creating artwork with a nostalgic quality and rich colors. Inspired by American movie posters and album covers from every era, he likes to create narratives with his work and mix subject matter, such as fantasy, violence, human rights, love and hate, race, identity, and the pop culture of different generations. Payne’s work typically begins with drawing on paper before he transfers these pieces onto wood or renders them as digital illustrations.