Gary O’Connor is an artist, writer and musician.
O’Connor’s artwork deals with notions of deceit, pretence and contradiction, often set within a historical context. He views history as a fragile and vulnerable concept open to corrupt and subversive forces and in a playful way much of his work responds to these ideas. A sense of narrative and storytelling is very important to him. He works across disciplines often combining sculptural objects with audio and text.
O’Connor writes short prose fiction and has published online, in magazines and books.
In the early 1980s O’Connor played guitar for post-punk dark-wave rockers 13th Chime. In 2009 the band’s back catalogue was re-released by the New York record label Sacred Bones. O’Connor now fronts the lo-fi Freakbeat influenced three piece Long Bone Trio, along side Robin James Taylor and David Middle.
Selected exhibitions and projects:
Box 17 at Geneva Stop Bristol 2012
Microtonal Slide: ‘Late at the Tate’ at Tate Britain London 2011
Holes: Prussian Projekte Nottingham 2010
The Field at Transition gallery London 2009.
The Field: a novella Published by Transition Editions 2009.
Tony’s Place published in Garageland: art ideas culture magazine issue 7.
Soft: The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B. and Other Stories, an anthology of fiction by artists. Published by Serpent’s Tail.