Men Who Like Women Who Smell Of Their Jobs
|Dates:||1 October 2014 - 31 January 2015|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|Organiser:||The John Rylands Library|
|Venue opening hours:||Monday 12noon - 5pm; Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12noon - 5pm|
|Who is it for:||General public|
The dark humour and weird logic of David Gaffney’s critically acclaimed Sawn-off Tales series meets the warped gothic fables of internationally exhibited contemporary visual artist Alison Erika Forde in this specially commissioned exhibition.
Alison creates her daydream-inspired paintings using imagined story-book snippets to produce misleading twists on reality, with a pinch of mischief and dark humour. As part of Manchester Literature Festival 2014, she has produced a set of paintings inspired by the short-short stories of David Gaffney.
The stories the paintings are based on are displayed near each of the works
Electronic duo O>L>A have composed music inspired by the text, the paintings, and the spaces in the Library, and the pieces can be heard by following the instructions on the accompanying flyer.
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John Rylands Research Institute and Library