Saturday, 11 October 2014

Men Who Like Women Who Smell Of Their Jobs

Thursday saw us attend the opening of all round art babe Alison Erika Forde's new exhibition, Men Who Like Women Who Smell Of Their Jobs*

The show is part of Manchester Literature festival and is a collaborative effort from Alison and writer David Gaffney.
Alison took inspiration from some of David's short stories in his Sawn-off Tales collection.
It's really interesting to see her work using the imagination of someone else, characters that weren't born from her brain but yet still her interpretation of them and undoubtedly her style.
The work is displayed with each short story that inspired it and is housed in the beautiful building that is The
John Rylands library.
Opening night had electronic duo
O>L>A playing music inspired by both the stories and the paintings, and even the venue. And it was a perfect fit to browse the works in such a decadent place as they played!

Here are a couple of not very good pictures I took (sorry Alison!)

The show runs until the end of January so there is no excuse not to check it out (especially if you have never been in John Rylands!)

When: Now- 31 January 2015 (Sun-Mon 12-5. Tue-Sat 10-5)
Where: John Rylands, Deansgate, Manchester.

*I spent a lot of the night joking about how I am indeed a woman who smells like her job A LOT!(I work at Lush!)

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