by Ray Flook
I was lucky enough to be able to swing-by SPOKE NYC only hours before their opening night reception for their newest exhibit, 'In Dreams' – An Art Show Tribute to David Lynch, a celebration of Lynch's cinematic style and influence over the past several decades that's running from tonight through Sunday, April 30, 2017 at their 210 Rivington Street gallery. Coinciding with the return of Twin Peaks in May on Showtime, over 80 artists from around the world were selected to freely demonstrate their passion for Lynch and his work through their choice of subject matter and medium, with this exhibit's works ranging from paintings and sculptures to fine art prints.
"In Dreams" includes works from the following artists: Eric Althin, Stephen Andrade, Ana Aranda, Bagger43, Brighton Ballard, Derek Ballard, Ryan Berkley, Ivonna Buenrostro, Lucy Cahill, Adam Caldwell, Caroline Caldwell, Sandi Calistro, Mar Cerdà, Matt Chase, 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, 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, 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 and Adam Ziskie.
Along with the exhibition, SPOKE NYC has also partnered with the ROXY cinema in Tribeca to host a special screening of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me on May 1, 2017, at 8:00pm. Free tickets for the screening were being given-out at the April 8th reception to the first 100 attending Saturday's reception. Attendees also had a mini-set of The Black Lodge for them to take pictures in as well as commemorative Twin Peaks postcards and stickers. SPOKE NYC also had a number of unique Twin Peaks and other Lynch-related items for sale as well as free beer for attendees courtesy of Bronx Brewery.
A huge thanks to Jessica Ross from SPOKE NYC (who you'll see in the video below) for giving us early access to the show to grab pics and video even as they were literally mopping around us to get ready for the opening. SPOKE NYC continues to do a great job of demonstrating the artistic side to our pop culture obsessions in new and fascinating ways, ranging from topics diverse as Bob's Burgers, David Lynch…and an exhibition honoring the great Hayao Miyazaki later this year.
Hope you enjoy the pics and videos…and total confession: I know I may sound like I have "tone" at one point in the video. That's because I do. Trust me.
Ray Flook has been a contributing writer to Bleeding Cool since 2013 and "Ray-splaining" geek stuff his entire life. You can follow him on Twitter at @oldmangeek88; on Instagram at @oldmangeek; and soon through the Big Bad Geek podcast.