DUSTY O EXHIBITION
We want to thank everyone (including Boy George who made a very special entrance) that attended artist Dusty O’s personal exhibition of art at The Brunswick Art Gallery on 21st October.
Dusty O was one of the most visible and popular faces on the London Club scene for over 30 years. As a drag performer, DJ, writer, fashion muse and club promoter he carved out a glittering career which took him all over the world leading to a host of TV, magazine and stage appearances. However, five years ago, Dusty gave up performing and started painting. His works reveal a glimpse of his former life and mirror his self-confessed wild eccentricity.
His latest work is called The Boy Who Sat By The Window, which is a name shared by his forthcoming podcast and self-penned memoir as a result of a year’s contemplation during Lockdown. In the process Dusty relived many memories that were growing distant with age and decided to paint in conjunction with writing to capture some of what he was going through in a visual way, as well as in the written form. Colour as always plays a huge part in establishing the emotional tempo and is as important as the main visual focus itself.
Dusty is a truly exceptional artist and brings a different edge to our portfolio of artists exhibiting work in the gallery. He has had a hugely colourful life, and this really filters through all of his work. We encourage anyone interested in art to visit The Brunswick Art Gallery and witness his astonishing art first-hand.