In October of 2010, San Francisco‘s Spoke Art launched with the hugely successful annual Bad Dad‘s group art exhibit paying tribute to the works of filmmaker, Wes Anderson. About 5 months later came the first round of their Quentin VS Coen exhibits, in which contributors honored both Tarantino and the legendary film Brothers. Riding the success of those events, the Bay Area gallery even hosted a similar tribute to Scorsese last year. And the thing about these shows is that they weren’t just successful from a commercial standpoint, but proved to be incredibly inspirational jumping off points for creativity. This Saturday, March 8th, Spoke Art is going back to that same formula which has proven itself time and time again, by gathering over 50 different visual artists of various disciplines from around the world and letting them take a stab at interpreting the work of another legendary auteur. Who is it this time? David Lynch. [I thought that was obvious based on the the header and the flyer above].
Most folks know David Lynch as the man responsible for such classic films as Eraserhead, Dune, and Blue Velvet, along with one of the most mind-bending and original programs to ever air on network television in Twin Peaks. But while that list of credentials is beyond impressive in itself, there’s actually a great deal more to him than that. Over the years, Lynch has been behind numerous short films and documentaries, had a reoccurring cameo on Louie, and even voices his animated doppelganger, Gus the bartender, on The Cleveland Show. You may be aware of his work with Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse as part of the project Dark Night of the Soul, but David’s actually continued to release material of his own through Sacred Bones Records (Moon Duo, The Men, Amen Dunes, Marissa Nadler, etc). In fact, the writer/director is also an accomplished fine artist in his own right; we’ve posted coverage of both his photography work and paintings in the past. So… the point here is that, there’s definitely a lot of material to mine from and, once those influences start stirring around and getting all mixed up in the brains of the sort of talent that’s been brought in to contribute to this beast, there’s no telling what might get spewed out.
Check out some some preview images below the following event details. And keep your eyes peeled … word is that there’s another zinger coming in September. (Hint: 237)
Adam Maida, Akira Beard, Alex Kirzhener, Allison Reimold, Audrey Pongracz, Bartosz Kosowski, Blunt Graffix, Brian Methe, Chuck Sperry, Christine Hostetler, Clint Wilson, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, Cuyler Smith, Dave MacDowell, David Moscati, Epyon 5, Evan B Harris, Fernando Reza, Fugscreens Studios, Geoff Trapp, Guillaume Morellec, Jason D’Aquino, Joel Daniel Phillips, Joemur, Joshua Budich,
Johannah O’Donnell, John Wentz, Jonathan Wayshack, Kate Copeland, Kate Zambrano, Kelly McCernan, Ken Davis, Kukula, Lauren Gregg, Mandy Tsung, Matt Chase, Matt Ritchie, Matt Macabre, Matthew Skiff, Mat Weller, Meggs, Meghan Stratman, Michael Ramstead, Peter Adamyan, Rebecca Rose, Rhys Cooper, Ruel Pascual, Rich Pellegrino, Rodrigo Cifuentes, Sam Gilbey, Sandi Calistro, Sarah Joncas, Scarecrowoven, Shaun Lynch, Tessa Morrison, Tim Jordan, Veronica Fish, and Zach Tutor.”
Check out preview images for the exhibit below the following event details…
Spoke Art Presents
An Art Show Tribute to the Films of David Lynch
Saturday, March 8th
Spoke Art Gallery
816 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Opening is ALL AGES w/NO COVER
Artists will be in attendance
Show on view until Saturday, March 29, 2014
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/364613890333732/
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“In Dreams, David Lynch” (Regular)
Heavy metallic silver and three tints on metallic anthracite paper
18″ x 35”
Signed and numbered –
Edition of 80
“The show must go on”
Liquid Graphite/watercolor on toned paper
30 x 25 cm
“Man From Another Place”
3 colour screen print
Printed in 2 variants on:
A) 300gr Curious Metallics Red paper
B) 285gr Stardream Metallic Copper paper
Each variant comes in signed and numbered limited edition of 30.
Acrylic on Skateboard Deck
8.5 x 32
3.75 troy oz.
Cast .925 Sterling Silver
2″ x 1.25″ x 1.25″