Brian Dawn Chalkley draws, paints, makes films, dresses up, performs and writes monologues.
The stories she has to tell take place in seedy hotel rooms, lonely apartments, in bars and sex clubs and patches of woodland. Obsession, repression, sexual fantasy, secrets, solitude and a very bleak kind of humour are among the artist’s subjects. The work is full of character, and the character is the artist’s best invention.
The question is not so much who to be today, or what story to tell one-self, so much as whether to hoover or to shoot oneself. The frock is on the hanger, and the revolver is on the table.
Looking at Brian Dawn's work I ask myself who is the stalker, who is the stalked?
Brian Dawn Chalkley Manifesto of a Tranny
Performed at De La Warr Pavillion as part of Cabaret Melancholique curated by Brian Catling (2005)
Brian Dawn Chalkley produced 454 works over a period of a year for this exhibition. To view the full list of works contact email@example.com