This summer, Manchester will play host to a major exhibition of visual art by the great filmmaker David Lynch. For while he’s known for his directorial work – Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, Dune, Blue Velvet, et cetera – he originally trained as a painter, studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Hosted by Manchester International Festival (MIF) and HOME, Manchester, this exhibition will pay tribute to his four decade-long artistic career, displaying paintings, drawings and sculptures. The show itself will be divided into four chapters: City on Fire, focusing on his dystopian landscapes; Nothing Here, looking at the fragility of the human mind; Industrial Empire, showing works examining industry and labour, inspired by Manchester’s own industrial heritage; and Bedtime Stories, featuring new works reflecting the dark themes of the filmmaker’s oeuvre.
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