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August 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - September 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pmFree
Ally Alsup, Philip Campbell, Justin Cooper, Alice Guerin, Grant Lewandowski, Terrance Majors, Kayla Pappas, Paul Pelsue, Robert Young and Natalie Woodlock
Ten artists created works inspired by the TV series, Twin Peaks, which reshaped popular culture and the arts worldwide. The series combined the underbelly of human nature with an artist’s aesthetic, forever changing the mainstream’s appetite for visual entertainment.
The Atlantic put it best, “Without Twin Peaks, and its big-bang expansion of the possibilities of television, half your favorite shows wouldn’t exist. The absorptive, all-in serial, sonically and visually entire, novelistically cantilevered with deep structure and extending backwards into the viewer’s brain, was simply not a thing before Lynch and Frost. With Twin Peaks they effectively renegotiated TV’s contract with its audience. You didn’t tune in to this show the same way that you tuned in to L.A. Law or Murder, She Wrote. You tuned in psychedelically, as it were, ready to be transported. You were in, or you were out: a binary decision. The story arcs, the curves of character development, were long, longer than the show itself, receding into mystery. If you missed an episode, you were disoriented. If you watched every episode carefully, you might still be disoriented. Remarkably, this has become something like the norm.”
And as promised, 25 years later a new series continuing the experience re-appeared this spring on Showtime.
On display in the Jeremy Efroymson Gallery, August 4-September 23
Image: Natalie Woodlock, Audrey Horne, three-color hand-pulled screen print.