“Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men’s store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee.”
Twin Peaks is such a fantastic, off beat and creepy show. Who can forget David Lynch and Mark Frost’s show populated by a cast of delightful characters ranging from Agent Dale Cooper, to the Log Lady and the delicious Audrey Horne?
Too young to see it when it first aired (if it even had a proper showing here?), I’d always heard about this seminal influential show especially as I was an obsessed X-Files fan and got a chance to see it when it was one of the first programmes they ran on Channel 5 when it started here. I still find it so unsettling and funny at the same time.
I found out about a 20th Anniversary exhibition happening at the Menier Gallery through Twitter and was eager to go, especially since it was on for such a short time. It closed today and the curator (Suet May Ling) herself was in attendance talking to the exhibition attendees about certain pieces on the walls and selling some great looking (but expensive) merchandise. I would have loved to have an RR mug or a Log Lady tee, all officially approved by David Lynch, but not to be.
Jo came along and we met outside the Southwark Cathedral to make our way to the exhibition. Jo had ‘Poor Man’s Rum’ whilst I had a Chai Latte to fend off the freezing wind.
It’s a small exhibition space but the artworks were pleasingly spaced out and ranged from different mediums from printed scarves, oil canvas hangings, photographs, intricate fine paper cuts, framed postcards with inked drawings on the back and large woodcuts.
At first I wasn’t sure if we could take pictures but we saw others do so with no rebuke, so I took a few snapshots of my favourites. There weren’t any labels with titles of artworks or author so no information unfortunately.
The creators of Twin Peaks themselves: David Lynch and Mark Frost. (I thinking of him as Mark Snow, heh, that XFiles fangirl side coming through)
I remember this one was called ‘Black Lodge’.
The exhibition was definitely worth seeing and made me remember why I liked the show so much, it really made me want to sit down and watch it all over again! A few friends have been going through Twin Peaks phases too, check out Riikka’s Lynch themed housewarming!
Talking of Twin Peaks and art homages, you can see others here, my personal favourite Twin Peaks artwork is by the brilliant Scott Campbell. He painted this watercolour “Concentrating On The J’s”, which has been my laptop wallpaper ever since I saw it on his blog.
Afterwards, Jo and I explored Borough Market and had lunch next to a ship!
Have you been to any exhibitions lately or have you given yourself a present today?