PREVIEW – IN DREAMS 2: DAVID LYNCH TRIBUTE ART SHOW @ SPOKE ART [NYC]

Featured image – “The owls are not what they seem” by Joshua Budich

Three years ago, The Spoke Art gallery hosted a group exhibit titled In Dreams, paying tribute to the work of inimitable cult filmmaker and icon, David Lynch.  Unfortunately, unlike some of their other highly successful, director-themed shows that they’ve revived for multiple installments — the annual Bad Dad‘s group exhibit paying tribute to Wes Anderson, or their Quentin VS Coen shows, in which contributors honored both Tarantino and the legendary film Brothers —  there was never any followup for Lynch… until now.  David Lynch has never really been the type of director that makes films anyone would expect a sequel to, himself, but back when his groundbreaking venture into the small screen, Twin Peaks ended in 1991, it included a promise from none other than Laura Palmer, the deceased teenage girl — or, at least a version of her from a demonic alternate dimension — whose murder the television series revolved around, when she stated, “I’ll see you again in 25 years.”  Next month, Lynch keeps his promise as the Twin Peaks reboot hits Showtime as, arguably, the most anticipated program of the year.  Meanwhile, the follow up to In Dreams slides in with impeccable timing, opening at Spoke Art‘s New York City location this Saturday, April 8th.

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of Twin Peaks and its impact on the television landscape, but it’s safe to say that shows like The X-Files or even Stranger Things wouldn’t likely exist without the auteur redefining what was capable to approach/achieve through a weekly series, let alone on Network television.  Prior to it’s release, David Lynch had already made his mark on the film world with such features as the midnight movie classic, Eraserhead; multi-Oscar nominated The Elephant Man; his interpretation of Frank Herbert‘s sci-fi epic Dune; and the twisted neo-noir mystery, Blue Velvet; and, afterward, went on to further define his unmistakable aesthetic by releasing surrealist mind-benders like Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive.  It’s an enviable legacy that he’s constructed for himself, but for most people, the Lynch name begins and ends in the directorial/film world with very little awareness of his achievements beyond 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.  Along with his work alongside Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse as part of the project Dark Night of the SoulDavid has continued to release material of his own through the Sacred Bones label (Moon Duo, The Men, Amen Dunes, John Carpenter, Marissa Nadler, etc).  Those who have seen our coverage of both his photography work and paintings in the past will also be aware that David is a fine artist in his own right.  This provides a deep well of material to draw from and, according to the press release, this week’s art show will include contributions from “over 80 artists from around the globe,” working in “a variety of mediums, such as painting, sculptures and limited edition fine art prints.”  If you’re in the area, make sure to pop into Spoke Art and check this thing out in person.  There are definitely worse ways to fill the void until Dale Cooper returns on May 21st.

Check out some some preview images below the following event details. 

ARTIST LIST INCLUDES:

Eric Althin, Stephen Andrade, Ana Aranda, Bagger43, Brighton Cooper Ballard, Derek Ballard, Ryan Berkley, Ivonna Buenrostro, Lucy Cahill, Adam Caldwell, Caroline Caldwell, Sandi Calistro, Mar Cerdà, Matt Chase, Dan Christofferson, Charles Clary, Max Dalton, Vic De Leon, Przemek Dębowski, Valentin Fischer, Jayde Fish, Vanessa Foley, Alex Garant, Monica Garwood, Jay Gordon, Greg Gossel, Dan Grissom, Justin Hager, Primary Hughes, Gerhard Human, Sarah Joncas, Tim Jordan, Max Kauffman, Vance Kelly, Steve Kim, Alex Kirzhener, Bartosz Kosowski, Calvin Lai, Conor Langton, Nan Lawson, Kemi Mai, Marni Manning, Michael Manomivibul, Samantha Mash, Rebecca Mason Adams, Harry Michalakeas, Guillaume Morellec, David Moscati, Chelsea O’Byrne, James Olstein, Anna Pan, Kat Philbin, Allison Reimold, Rezatron, Matt Ritchie, Miles Ritchie, Taylor Shultek, Matthew Skiff, Bennett Slater, Kate Snow, Nick Stokes, Jason Stout, Meghan Stratman, Deangus , Concepcion Studios, tlTV, Truck Torrance, George Townley, Geoff Trapp, Zach Tutor, Nate Utesch, Delphyne Veyrat d’Urbet, Roos van der Vliet, Chris Walker, Thomas Walker, Helice Wen, Bryce Wymer, Lauren YS, Courtney Yung, Cerise Zelenetz, Adam Ziskie

Check out preview images for the exhibit below the following event details…

WHAT:

Spoke Art Presents
In Dreams”
An Art Show Tribute to the Films of David Lynch

WHEN:

Opening:
Saturday, April 8th

6pm-9pm

WHERE:

Spoke Art Gallery
210 Rivington St,
New York City, NY 10002-2503

 

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Opening is ALL AGES w/NO COVER
Many artists will be in attendance
Show on view until Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/619073141626275/


[WARNING! Potential Twin Peaks spoiler w/final image]

Justin Hager

Harry Michalakeas

George Townley

Alex Garant

Concepcion Studios

Matt Chase

tlTV

Vanessa Foley

Caroline Caldwell

Vic de Leon

Guillaume Morellec

Allison Reimold

Miles Ritchie

Matthew Skiff
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