Art Basel Miami Beach

Director David Lynch Exposes His Dark Soul at O.H.W.O.W.

Most people know quixotic movie director David Lynch for his Academy Award-nominated films like Blue Velvet and The Elephant Man. But Lynch is also an accomplished visual artist who brings the same surreal, dream-like imagery and deadpan irony that are a staple of his films to his art work.

Also known for his quirky collaborations with actors, the iconoclastic auteur recently teamed up with sonic visionary Danger Mouse and rock recluse Sparkehorse for a project called "Dark Night of the Soul."

Their groundbreaking union has resulted in a full-length album and illustrated book with hypnotic photographs by Lynch, over 50 of which will be on view next week during Art Basel at local alt haunt, O.H.W.O.W. (3100 NW 7th Avenue, Miami).

The exhibition opens with a reception Wednesday, December 2, at 8 p.m. and Lynch's haunting imagery will be amped up by the accompanying soundtrack which also includes vocals from Flaming Lips, Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, Frank Black of the Pixies, Iggy Pop, Nina Persson of The Cardigans, Suzanne Vega and many others.

Seven limited edition prints of each of Lynch's photographs will be available for purchase.