Twin Peaks: 20th Anniversary, London
27 Oct - 2 Nov, 2012
This homage to David Lynch's cult TV series takes in everything from Agent Cooper (Yasuhiro Onishi's portrait, pictured) to its 'damn fine coffee'. Yet these works by an international roster of Lynch aficionados are far more than fan art. Gordon W Robertson channels The Red Room's uncanny charge into a throbbing zigzag design, hand-etched on metal; and there's quiet unease to Chinese artist Wu Xiaohai's smudgy charcoal drawings of skewed interiors and ghostly landscapes where perspective is off and surfaces dissolve into clouds of fingerprints. The US artist Gregory Euclide clearly shares Lynch's appreciation of wild woods: his paintings are a seductive wilderness of dreamy watercolour trees and geometric shapes. As the late David Foster Wallace famously observed, Lynch's style is all about revealing the macabre in the mundane (with an ironic flourish). There's plenty here that should make the master smile.
Menier Gallery, SE1, Tue to 3 Nov, 2012