David Lynch — Between Two Worlds

David Lynch, United States b.1946
Emily Screaming #1 2008
Epson Digigraphie print on aluminium / 80 x 80cm
Courtesy: David Lynch / © The artist

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Twin Peeks

Two worlds collide as David Lynch exhibition brings film and studio art together in Brisbane...

Those with no prior experience of filmmaker David Lynch‘s studio art practice may have some preconceived ideas about what they are in for — and those assumptions would probably be correct. Clay Head with Turkey, Cheese and Ants is one particularly Lynchian creation, as is Arm of Sores, and his dark themes continue through works featuring dangerous and endangered women, violent acts and scenes of mystery and foreboding, shot through with equally dark humour.

David Lynch’s Between Two Worlds is now up and running at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art, and is the first time Australians have had a chance to see a survey of Lynch’s entire artistic output, including films, in one major show. His 50-year career is covered, and during the exhibition’s span, there are on-site screenings of Lynch’s 10 feature films plus experimental works and shorts, documentaries and selected TV projects; the 2007 short Scissors is showing continuously. Seven of the venue’s galleries have been devoted to this show, which has been arranged under three main themes: man and machine, the extra-ordinary, and “psychic aches”. There is a long list of events accompanying the main show, with tickets and details available from the gallery. Closing date for the exhibition is 7 June.

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David Lynch Between Two Worlds at Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art

David Lynch, United States b.1946
Untitled 2007 / Installation after a drawing by David Lynch
Collection: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
Photograph: Patrick Gries
Image courtesy: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

David Lynch Between Two Worlds at Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art

David Lynch, United States b.1946
Clay Head with Turkey, Cheese and Ants (1991)
Chromogenic development print, 27.9 x 35.5cm
Courtesy: the artist / © David Lynch

David Lynch Between Two Worlds at Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art

David Lynch, United States b.1946
Arm of Sores 2007
Lithograph on Japanese Bunko-Shi paper / 66 x 89cm
Courtesy: David Lynch / © The artist

David Lynch Between Two Worlds at Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art

David Lynch, United States b.1946
Head #2 (from the ‘Small Stories’ series) 2013
Gelatin silver print on Baryta paper, 81.5 x 90cm
Courtesy: The artist and Item éditions, Paris / © David Lynch

David Lynch Between Two Worlds at Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art

David Lynch, United States b.1946
Woman with Dream 2007
Lithograph on Japanese Bunko-Shi paper, 66 x 98 cm
Courtesy: The artist / © David Lynch

David Lynch Between Two Worlds at Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art

David Lynch, United States b.1946
Chicken Head Blue #1 (2008)
Epson Digigraphie print on aluminium, 80 x 80cm
Courtesy: the artist / © David Lynch

Between Two Worlds at Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art

David Lynch, United States b.1946
Untitled 1970s / Ink on paper
Collection: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
Courtesy: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris / © David Lynch

David Lynch Between Two Worlds at Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art

David Lynch, United States b.1946
Face and Smoke #1 1992
Chromogenic development print, 35.56 x 27.94cm
Courtesy: the artist / © David Lynch

Between Two Worlds at Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art

David Lynch, United States b.1946
Head #3 (from the series ‘Small Stories’) 2013
Gelatin silver print on Baryta paper / 81.5 x 90cm
Courtesy: David Lynch and Item éditions / © The artist

Between Two Worlds at Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art

David Lynch, United States b.1946
Fight With Myself 2013
Lithograph on Japanese Bunko-Shi paper, 63 x 93cm
Courtesy: The artist and Item éditions, Paris / © David Lynch

Between Two Worlds at Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art

David Lynch, United States b.1946
Man On Wire 1998
Archival gelatin silver print, 27.9 x 35.5cm
Courtesy: the artist / © David Lynch

David Lynch Between Two Worlds at Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art

David Lynch, United States b. 1946
Airplane and Tower 2013
Oil and mixed media on canvas / 182.8 x 304.8cm
Courtesy: David Lynch and Kayne Griffin Corcoran / © The artist

Between Two Worlds at Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art

David Lynch, United States b.1946
This Man Was Shot 0.9502 Seconds Ago 2004
Mixed media on giclée print / 182.8 x 304.8cm
Courtesy: David Lynch / © The artist

David Lynch Between Two Worlds at Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art

David Lynch in Los Angeles, August 2014.
Photograph: Just Loomis

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