Alison Erika Forde & David Gaffney
Men Who Like Women Who Smell of Their Jobs
By turns funny and disturbing, David Gaffney's short sharp fictions are powerful things; The Guardian said: ‘One hundred and fifty words by Gaffney are more worthwhile than novels by a good many others.’ In this specially commissioned exhibition of paintings inspired by his brilliantly weird stories, Gaffney’s Sawn-off Tales are re-envisioned by Manchester visual artist Alison Erika Forde, whose playful, eclectic work draws from a similarly dark sensibility. Manchester electronic ambient musicians O>L>A have also responded with original music inspired by the works. This launch event will feature an introduction to the pieces by Alison Erika Forde, readings from David Gaffney, authors Anneliese Mackintosh and Socrates Adams and a live performance of the music by O>L>A. The exhibition runs from 1 October to 31 January, with a free tour on Saturday 18 October at 2pm.