For my honors thesis project and body of work for the Annual Student Exhibition 2022, I will be interpreting stills from David Lynch's movie Mulholland Drive, sourcing from a singular four-minute scene referred to as The Cowboy scene. I will be recreating this scene in various mediums focusing on three central parts of the scene: The Cowboy, The Skull, and Adam Kesher. This project will examine and delve into the overall theme I have been exploring in my studio practice over the course of the past several years about how film and painting intertwine. For the Annual Student Exhibition it will manifest as a series of works such as paintings, prints, a scale model and video work.
Gavin, Kelsey, "There Is Sometimes A Buggy: Queering the Cowboy" (2022). Art and Art History Honors Papers. 3.