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Tandem Press | Exhibition Reception & Film Screening: “Enigma: The Prints of David Lynch”
September 23, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Tandem Press as we host an outdoor screening of the documentary David Lynch: The Art Life in conjunction with a reception for the exhibition, Enigma: The Print of David Lynch.
The reception and screening event will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. The reception will take place in the Tandem Press Apex Gallery. The documentary will be shown on the lawn in front of the Apex building where Tandem is located, beginning at 7:00 pm. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs to watch the movie.
About the exhibition:
Enigma: The Prints of David Lynch presents a selection of fine art prints that David Lynch created at Tandem Press between 1998 and 2021. Much like his filmography, Lynch’s artwork is often dark and surreal, carrying a non-linear or non-sensical narrative. The exhibition centers around Lynch’s newest series of prints, Distorted Nude Photogravure #1-#12, completed in 2021. Not all the artworks included in this exhibition include nudity, however. A series from 1999 depict burnt desert shrubs. A piece from 1998, Ant Bee Tarantula, displays a primitive lumpy head with a gaping mouth surrounded by the title text, the function of which remains unclear. David Lynch was once asked in an interview about his use of text in his artwork, to which he responded, “the image comes first and it tells me what the word should be, then the letters ignite the image.”
About the documentary:
David Lynch: The Art Life shares a glimpse into the creative vision of David Lynch. Throughout the documentary, Lynch shares stories from his childhood, art school, and the beginning of his filmmaking career. Images of his paintings and prints along with photos and archive materials are shown as Lynch speaks from his home and studio, linking his anecdotes to examples of his artistic practice. The documentary illuminates an expression of David Lynch that is approachable and relatable, even as his art remains enigmatic