David Lynch: Between Two Worlds

David Lynch_Airplane and Tower 2013In an exciting Australian first, Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) will present David Lynch: Between Two Worlds – an exhibition of the disconcerting and dreamlike art and cinema by the notorious North American auteur.

The largest ever retrospective of the artist’s practice, Between Two Worlds reveals the full scope of a rare artistic vision that has evolved over five decades. Connecting art, cinema and music through three themes – Man and machine, The extra-ordinary, and Psychic aches – the exhibition draws on all areas of Lynch’s practice.

A special feature of the exhibition will be the remarkable installation Untitled 2007, a full-scale replica living room based on an ink study from the 1970s. The drawing’s forced perspective is recreated as an immersive stage set, enabling audiences to literally walk into Lynch’s artistic world.Paintings, photography and works on paper represent an extensive body of work integral to his overall creative vision.

Between Two Worlds will also feature rarely seen paintings and drawings from the mid 1960s, a selection of lithographs, a large presentation of photographs of factories, nudes and organic phenomena, as well as his recent large-scale paintings. The exhibition moves between the ‘white cube’ of the gallery space and the ‘black box’ of the cinema, affording audiences two distinct exhibition spaces in which to view Lynch’s works across all media.

The artist’s documentaries, short films and groundbreaking features – Eraserhead (1977); The Elephant Man (1980); Blue Velvet (1986); Wild at Heart (1990); Lost Highway (1997); Mulholland Dr (2001); and Inland Empire (2006) – as well as his works for television and independent projects produced for online platforms, will screen at GOMA.

Fans of the enigmatic cult television series Twin Peaks can look forward to a marathon presentation over Easter to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

David Lynch: Between Two Worlds
Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), South Bank, Brisbane
Exhibition: 14 March – 7 June 2015
Entry fees apply

For more information, visit: www.qagoma.qld.gov.au for details.

Image: David Lynch, United States b. 1946 / Airplane and Tower 2013 / Oil and mixed media on canvas / 182.8 x 304.8cm / Courtesy: David Lynch and Kayne Griffin Corcoran / © The artist