David Lynch’s first solo exhibition in New York since 1989 opens at Tilton Gallery

NEW YORK, NY.- Tilton Gallery presents David Lynch’s first solo exhibition in New York since 1989. The show will run March 6th – April 14th, 2012, and the reception with artist in attendance will take place Friday, March 16th, 6 – 8 pm. An icon among American filmmakers, David Lynch is equally committed as a visual artist. He began his career as a painter and started making short films while a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia to find a way to make his paintings move. Lynch works across many different media to create paintings, sculpture, works on paper and photographs. Recent paintings combine primitively drawn figures and text with thick textured areas of paint and, often, inserted lit colored light bulbs. Framed in thick gold frames under glass (inspired by Francis Bacon’s frames), they become box-like, objects in their own right. Narrative subjects exhibit Lynch&