Meet Dusty Reed (aka The Cajun Picasso). Born and raised in Southern Louisiana, Dusty attend the University of Louisiana where he received his Master’s Degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication. Dusty was accepted into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts but he instead decided to pursue his art career in his home town which continues to give him inspiration. After teaching English for a few years, Dusty broke out on his own and opened his gallery, The Cajun Picasso in 2010.
Today he continues to create his Louisiana Folk art that reflects the vibrant culture of this region. Dusty uses a broad spectrum of visual art from paintings and sculptures to multi-dimensional installations. He creates many of his pieces from found objects and re-purposing long forgotten items you might recognize. Dusty is continuously discovering new mediums to use in his art he describes as “Colk-Art”.
Combining his Cajun Roots with his own unique and contemporary style… Colk-Art is the combination of Folk Art (art produced from an indigenous culture) with Cubism (where objects are analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form depicting the object from a multitude of viewpoints).
My thought process, just like you think before you speak, analyze… so my work is an analysis of my mind. That and the culture of Louisiana is a huge part of what I do.
It’s a Gallery like no other Gallery! One visit and you will see. Get back to your Cajun roots or come learn and explore the richly diverse culture of LA. There are 2 floors filled with unique art-from paintings to sculptures. We have an eclectic selection of southern antiques for you to touch and learn their history. There is the Bold LA Folk Art that reminds you of all that is Cajun!
If you’re exploring the richly diverse culture of Louisiana, yet desire a completely different artistic experience, enjoy a different outlook here. You don’t just stand and look. Are you an antiques-hunter who’s tired of seeing the same old china sets and furniture? On the contrary – you are expected to touch, feel and explore a piece’s utility, learn from its history. Art or antique, you experience this shop on every visit!
Dusty Reed is set to become an artistic powerhouse in the near future. His unique style is entertaining and vibrant. Every piece is blessed with that rich, Louisiana flare, born from the mind of a man known as “The Cajun Picasso”. Just like his namesake, Dusty’s art pushes the boundaries of the norm creating a style all his own.
Unique and captivating artistry has been created by some of the masters in the history of art, such as Monet, Van Gogh, and Picasso. Perhaps a new legend resides in Lafayette, Dustin Dusty Reed also known as The Cajun Picasso.