Twin Peaks Meets Post Modernism…

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If our lives are storybooks that we write for ourselves, wonderfully illustrated by the people we meet, then my book just got better. It’s not every day of the week you spend time with Academy Award Nominee David Lynch.

Kayne Griffin Corcoran on South La Brea in Los Angeles is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by David Lynch. It’s gritty, gutsy and everything you’d expect from the famed filmmaker, writer, recording artist and painter. In a nutshell, he does it all. In the past three decades he has produced critically acclaimed films such as EraserheadElephant ManBlue VelvetHighwayMulholland Drive, Lost, Inland Empire and the television series Twin Peaks.

The exhibition David Lynch: Naming consisted of large more recent works in the impressively huge middle gallery, with smaller drawings and photographs in the two adjacent galleries. Curated by Brett Littman, Executive Director of the Drawing Center in New York, the exhibition is quite a frolic in the garden of contemporary art. Of all the works of art one encounters in galleries and museums, the work of David Lynch, not the movies, has something particularly poignant. Guest Genny Boccardo – Dubey, Associate Director of Member Programs of Orange County Museum Of Art (OCMA) states “There is a complete disregard to all formal principles. Much like in his films, his ideas flow in whatever way he lets them go, creating disconnected compositions that repulse and attract simultaneously. Many of the works have a childlike quality to them as well”. Overall the effect is disarming and leaves you wondering about basic time, space and subject relations…ring a bell?

When Lynch is focused on a film, there’s not much time for anything else. In between, his passion is painting. Being a painter myself I understand how hard it is to get back into the zone. You’ve got to let the brush bounce off the canvas and loose yourself completely – something he has no problem doing. As I viewed his artwork (being the fashionista that I am) I could only imagine how smashing these works would look on fabric for Designer clothing…hmmm, perhaps another idea here David?

Lynch was born in Missoula, Montana and studied painting at the The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has exhibited widely including at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain and Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the GL Strand in Copenhagen, and the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, among other international institutions.  He has also been the subject of exhibitions at Leo Castelli Gallery, James Corcoran Gallery, Jack Tilton Gallery and Kayne Griffin Corcoran. Pretty impressive eh?

The show runs from Nov. 23 to Jan. 4, and will feature a group of new paintings, drawings and watercolors by Lynch.  It’s a must see – Food Stalker promise.

Images by Stephanie Keenan – www.stephaniekeenan.com

 

 


With an Italian background, she cites her Mother and grandmother ( Mamie ) as the major influence of her love for food.  Yes, homemade pasta hung from the clothesline in the kitchen and rolling 100 meat balls for a holiday dinner was the norm.  Raised in Pennsylvania. she spent time in Atlanta, Georgia and ultimately settled along the stunning coast of Laguna Beach, Ca. Self taught in everything, she learned to appreciate the amazing flavors, scents and uses for exotic herbs and spices and applies her knowledge to cooking today. Despite enjoying other creative endeavors like painting, photography and clothing design, she realized she would never love another career the way she loves all the stories surrounding food.  And it's capturing those stories that has not only become her greatest passion but a culinary drug worth passing around!  After all, food is a shared experience and no one better to share it with than the entire world. And thus the Food Stalker was born, utilizing all that passion and her fearlessness to capture even the most impossible stories. It's one thing to write about food, but far more exciting to actually capture it and all those stories that make every scent come to life.  And once she sets out, there's no stopping her, because no one follows that scent better than her---and no telling where she'll end up next.  

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