Chelsea MA Fine Art Course Director Brian Chalkley currently has a show at Ancient & Modern in London.
‘The show entitled ‘Female Trouble’ takes its title from the eponymous film directed by John Waters (1974), featuring the actress Divine who simultaneously plays both the delinquent schoolgirl-prostitute ‘Dawn’ and the man who makes her pregnant.
The exhibition features fourteen watercolour paintings of women portrayed in fine prints and strong makeup. The paintings’ individual titles are gleaned from the kind of things celebrities say in magazine interviews. For example the image above is entitled – ‘Some scripts have the woman coming back on all fours – but I’m like, “What man wants that woman.” The woman has got to maintain her integrity, she’s gotta maintain her balls.’
The show continues until 10 November.