Brian Dawn Chalkley Languishing in some description of some forgotten self (2022)
Pencil, ink and embroidery on cotton pillowcase, 75 cm x 73 cm. Framed and mounted behind UV glass


Brian Dawn Chalkley The slender rope between the real and unreal (2022)
Pencil, ink and embroidery on cotton pillowcase, 72 cm x 66 cm. Framed and mounted behind UV glass.


Blue Horizon (2021)
Felt tip on cotton pillow case, 65 cm x 50 cm. Float mounted, framed UV glass.
Included in the group exhibition 175 Wardour Street at Lungley gallery, 2020.


 

Exhibition view: Brian Dawn Chalkley The Untold Depth of Savagery at LUNGLEY Gallery, London.

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?

Adrian Searle
Guardian Critic

Freud's Study of the Wolfman (2020)
Pencil, felt tip and thread on cotton pillow case, 75 cm x 45 cm.

Exhibition view: Brian Dawn Chalkley Missing at Chelsea Arts Club, London.


Untitled [Missing] (2018)
Watercolour on paper. 21.0 × 29.7cm.

Untitled [Missing] (2018)
Watercolour on paper. 21.0 × 29.7cm.

Untitled [Missing] (2018)
Watercolour on paper. 21.0 × 29.7cm.

Untitled [Missing] (2018)
Watercolour on paper. 21.0 × 29.7cm.

Life is so good to me right now [Missing] (2018)
Watercolour on paper. 21.0 × 29.7cm.

You really fuck me off big time [Missing] (2018)
Watercolour on paper. 21.0 × 29.7cm.

I am longing for everything that will make me happy [Missing] (2018)
Watercolour on paper. 21.0 × 29.7cm.

I just get so fucked off with everything in my life [Missing] (2018)
Watercolour on paper. 21.0 × 29.7cm.

Brian Dawn Chalkley produced 454 works over a period of a year for this exhibition. To view the full list of works contact mark@lungleygallery.com