A new solo exhibition of paintings by David Lynch


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Not many big-name movie directors deserve to be called artists. Among those who do, few take the label as seriously as David Lynch.

The director of ‘Mulholland Dr.’ and ‘Blue Velvet’ has avidly pursued painting, photography and sculpture in between his idiosyncratic film projects. Starting Sept. 12, the master of weirdness will exhibit some of his recent works in the solo gallery show ‘David Lynch: New Paintings’ at Griffin in Santa Monica.
The show, which is being presented in collaboration with the James Corcoran Gallery, will be Lynch’s first solo exhibition in L.A. in more than a decade, according to Griffin. In May, Lynch presented his original artwork for the album ‘Dark Night of the Soul,’ featuring music by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, at L.A.’s Michael Kohn Gallery.
Lynch will present a series of his ‘monumental’ (or large-scale) paintings, said the gallery. The only work available for preview is ‘Crucifixtion’ (2008-09), a mixed-media on canvas painting that is 6 feet tall and 10 feet wide (pictured).
The director has had a lengthy relationship with James Corcoran Gallery, which organized solo shows of his work in 1987, 1989 and 1993. This will be the director’s first show at Griffin. ‘New Painting’ is scheduled to run through Dec. 12.
-- David Ng

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Photo (top): David Lynch. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times. Photo (bottom): ‘Crucifixtion’ by David Lynch. Courtesy: Griffin