Today, March 6, Tilton Gallery in NYC is set to open an exhibition of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, and drawings by famed filmmaker, David Lynch. The exhibition marks Lynch's first art show in NYC since 1989. A s Tilton Gallery points out, "Lynch’s art is, in all its manifestations, a vessel for his own quirky but unified and consistent vision." After seeing classic Lynch films like Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and the TV series Twin Peaks, Lynch has one of the most original visions in comtemporary art and filmmaking. An opening reception will be held on March 16, 2012.
Tilton goes on to write, "Lynch’s abstract sculpture, also incorporating lit light bulbs, is simultaneously anthropomorphic, surreal and humorous. Lynch frequently refers to Magritte as one of his favorite artists. More than anything, Lynch’s art is, in all its manifestations, a vessel for his own quirky but unified and consistent vision. A formal line and shape, surrealist and biomorphic in nature, unites the narrative watercolors and paintings with the more abstract photographs, “Distorted Nudes,” the sculpture on display, and the 42-second film also being shown in this exhibition. Lynch’s world view and his ability to capture a mysterious undercurrent in the American psyche illuminates his art across all media."
March 6—April 14, 2012