David Lynch- Art Scene (July 2009)
"Dark Night of the Soul" marks the first collaborative effort between filmmaker David Lynch and musician Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton). Lynch’s photographs were created in reaction to the album “Dark Night of the Soul” from Dangermouse and Sparklehorse. The album plays on a loop in the gallery and ruminates through the viewer’s subconscious when viewing the lucid, fantastic, and utterly surreal photographs. Lynch does not seem to offer an absolute narrative for the entire installation, but each grouping of four photographs tells a story of shared images and masterful artistry. The rich color and deep focus of Untitled (Little Girl #3) shows a charcoal grill burning with orange flames dancing against a sunken tropical sky and emerald blue water. The tranquil dance of a girl dancing the Hulu becomes obscured against the flames and lost beyond the sea. Just like the pair of dice staged on a shag green rug in the second room of the gallery, in David Lynch’s interpretation of Dark Night of the Soul, you never know what you’re going to get.