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David Lynch at Home – Full Film and Music Programme Announced

David Lynch at Home – Full Film and Music Programme Announced

VultureHound

May 9, 2019

Legendary filmmaker David Lynch will present a special season of screenings, live concerts and talks, alongside his first major UK exhibition of visual art, My Head is Disconnected, as part of Manchester International Festival and the summer-long takeover: David Lynch at HOME.

An extensive film programme – It’s a Great Big Wonderful World – spans the many high points of Lynch’s unique oeuvre (6 July – 25 August), from his earliest forays into short filmmaking to the seminal TV series Twin Peaks. In September, a programme of films chosen by Lynch, David Lynch’s True Favourites (13 – 29 September) will include screenings of cult films such as Fellini’s 8½, Fleming’s The Wizard of Oz, and Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard.

David Lynch's Art Peers Behind the Facade

David Lynch's Art Peers Behind the Facade

The New York Times

March 14, 2019

Exploring the Bonnefanten Museum’s David Lynch retrospective here, “Someone Is in My House,” one starts to conjure an image of Mr. Lynch’s hands: They must never stop moving. 

More than 500 of Mr. Lynch’s artworks are on display in the sprawling exhibition, which runs until April 28 and coincides with the Tefaf Maastricht art fair. A smaller version of the show will travel to HOME, a cultural center in Manchester, England, where it opens July 6.

A Major David Lynch Exhibition is Coming to the UK

A Major David Lynch Exhibition is Coming to the UK

Another Man

March 11, 2019

This summer, Manchester will play host to a major exhibition of visual art by the great filmmaker David Lynch. For while he’s known for his directorial work – Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, Dune, Blue Velvet, et cetera – he originally trained as a painter, studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. 

David Lynch at the Bonnefantenmuseum

David Lynch at the Bonnefantenmuseum

Sotheby's

December 13, 2018

Fans of David Lynch’s enigmatic and surreal visual style, a hallmark of cult-classic movies Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Muhholand Drive, and the famed TV show Twin Peaks, can see the same mysterious and unified vision in the lesser-known artworks of the American filmmaker. They’ll be on display in the Bonnefantenmuseum’s retrospective devoted to Lynch – a showcase of 400 works that date from the 1960s to present day. 

Largest David Lynch retrospective to date on show in Maastricht

Largest David Lynch retrospective to date on show in Maastricht

Deutsche Welle

November 30, 2018

The director's little-known work as an artist focuses on similarly eerie themes as his films do. The Dutch retrospective of Lynch's art, "Someone is in my house," takes visitors to the dark side of the American Dream.

Lynch in Traffic

Lynch in Traffic

CARLA

November 1, 2018

When film grinds to a halt, you have photography—but painting comes just as close to the prosody of all those stalled sports cars, hermetic and inert—the way David Lynch might paint them as black cartoons.

Review: David Lynch's paintings reveal insecurities of adolescence and maligned misfits

Review: David Lynch's paintings reveal insecurities of adolescence and maligned misfits

Los Angeles Times

October 26, 2018

David Lynch’s 11 works at Kayne Griffin Corcoran give intimate form to the insecurities of adolescence, especially as they echo in the memories of adults who may not have outgrown them.

Critics' Picks: David Lynch

Critics' Picks: David Lynch

Artforum

October 18, 2018

Lynch pares down the outlandish sensationalism of his best-known work in film and television, presenting lone characters and strange creatures in monochromatic landscapes. Still, the scenes are unmistakably Lynchian, tinged with a surrealist, macabre, and often hallucinatory tone.

David Lynch, the director as painter, festival impresario and ant collaborator

David Lynch, the director as painter, festival impresario and ant collaborator

LA Times

September 28, 2018

Many of his newest paintings, collected in the exhibition “I Was a Teenage Insect,” are now at Kayne Griffin Corcoran through Nov. 3. (A series of his lithographs, “David Lynch: Dreams — A Tribute to Fellini,” are at the Fellini Foundation at the Maison du Diable in Sion, Switzerland, through Dec. 16.) The “Teenage Insect” pieces are large mixed-media works of what he calls “childlike distortion,” filled with mystery, terror and bliss, and occasional words scrawled across the canvas.

David Lynch: Dark Enlightenment

David Lynch: Dark Enlightenment

Border Crossings

September 2018

David Lynch, a painting student in 1967 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, was working on an all-black painting of a night garden when he sensed that a wind, mysteriously generated from within the canvas, stirred the leaves he had just rendered. The direction this apprehension would suggest to him is now history: David Lynch the painter became David Lynch the filmmaker. 

‘I Like Dogs with a Human Head’: David Lynch Shows New Paintings in Los Angeles

‘I Like Dogs with a Human Head’: David Lynch Shows New Paintings in Los Angeles

ArtNews

September 7, 2018

Lynch had been making paintings, many of them depicting his nightmarish version of American suburbia, for two decades, though he was known then entirely for his films, among them the 1977 cult favorite Eraserheadand the 1986 absurdist murder mystery Blue Velvet. When Castelli gave Lynch a solo show at his SoHo gallery in 1989, the rest of the New York art world took its first look at the by-then-notable filmmaker’s paintings—though with reactions that split. One critic writing for Artforum called the show “eye-opening,” while Roberta Smith, in the New York Times, called the paintings “familiar, unoriginal, and slick.”

Room to Dream review – a remarkable insight into David Lynch

Room to Dream review – a remarkable insight into David Lynch

The Guardian

July 21, 2018

Kristine McKenna admits at the outset of Room to Dream that she and David Lynch have come up with an approach to life writing “that some might find strange”. This hybrid form combines memoir and biography: each of McKenna’s chapters is followed by one by Lynch on the same years, “having a conversation with his own biography”. Clearly this highlights the subjectivity of experience and the inadequacy of life writing, but it could also compromise a biographer’s freedom to speak frankly about her subject. Nevertheless, Room to Dream is a memorable portrait of one of cinema’s great auteurs.

David Lynch: ‘I Was a Teenage Insect'

David Lynch: ‘I Was a Teenage Insect'

Frieze

May/June 2018

David Lynch is an artist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, USA. This autumn, he will present an exhibition of new works at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles. Last year, his television show Twin Peaks: The Return aired on Showtime in the US.

David Lynch: ‘All I wanted to be was a painter’

David Lynch: ‘All I wanted to be was a painter’

Financial Times

June 22, 2018

Stijn Huijts, director of the Bonnefanten, believes that Lynch’s point of view is remarkably consistent across media. “It is always about the idea that there are more realities and dimensions of existence than just one,” Huijts says. “Both in the films and in the other visual art of Lynch, the subconscious is an important well that feeds the creative process. The sphere of darkness and dread that is evoked by the films reoccurs in the art works.”  

David Lynch Curates an Art and Music Festival in Brooklyn

David Lynch Curates an Art and Music Festival in Brooklyn

Hyperallergic

May 16, 2018

What kind of art and music festival has a dedicated space for transcendental meditation? One curated by artist and filmmaker David Lynch, of course. This weekend, the Festival of Disruption arrives in Brooklyn (after a 2016 outing in Los Angeles), with a fulsome lineup of exhibitions, screenings, talks, musical performances, and, from 10am to 8pm on both days of the festival, a comfortable lounge for transcending. Appropriately, proceeds from the entire affair will benefit the David Lynch Foundation, which advocates for the therapeutic and restorative power of transcendental meditation.

David Lynch at Galerie Karl Pfefferle

September 7 - November 11, 2017

The New Avant-Garde: David Lynch's Glorious Late-Career Vision

Riot Material

August 24, 2017

Press: Want to Understand ‘Twin Peaks’? Look at David Lynch’s Paintings First

Observer

May 18, 2017

The Primitive, Expressive Figurations Of David Lynch

Riot Material

February 14, 2017

Press: Art LA Contemporary Opens With Big Crowds and Edgy Vibe

Artnet news

January 28, 2017

David Lynch's Festival of Disruption

October 8-9, 2016

David Lynch at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

March 14 - June 8, 2015

Press: David Lynch, Field of Dreams

Artforum

January 2015

Press: Critics' Pick, David Lynch at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Artforum

December 29, 2014

Press: The Twin Careers of David Lynch: We visit the director’s art exhibition in Middlesbrough

BBC News

December 14, 2014

Press: David Lynch, Twin Peaks creator, brings paintings to Brisbane’s GOMA

The Australian

November 15, 2014

Press: David Lynch Continues to Haunt American Culture, Onscreen and On Canvas

Artsy

November 6, 2014

Press: The 25 Must-See Museum Shows around the world

Artnet nEWS

oCTOBER 24, 2014

Press: David Lynch: ‘Philadelphia is percolating in me’

Courier Post

October 23, 2014

Press: David Lynch on His First Retrospective of Original Artwork

t Magazine

september 12, 2014

Press: BROTHERLY LOVE, DAVID LYNCH-STYLE

Art In America

September 11, 2014

press: DAVID LYNCH’S DARK DAYS

artnews

september 10, 2014

DAVID LYNCH’S DARK DAYS

Artnews

september 10, 2014

Press: David Lynch, Who Began as a Visual Artist, Gets a Museum Show

The New York Times

August 28, 2014

Press: David Lynch: One Frame at a Time

Artillery Magazine

July 1, 2014

press: David Lynch's Nightmarish World Comes To Life In Paintings

huffington post

november 22, 2013

press: What's David Lynch Been Up To? Making Art and Music Instead of Movies

los angeles magazine

November 21, 2013

press: David Lynch to show new works at solo gallery exhibition

Los Angeles Times

november 14, 2013

press: david lynch

purple magazine

september 2011