August 15, 2018

Hero Worship | Sean O'Connor at The The Naughton Gallery, Belfast

16/08/2018 – 30/09/2018 – All Day
The Naughton Gallery, Queens University Belfast, Belfast
Exhibition Opening 6-8pm Thursday 16 August 2018 The Naughton Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new work by Brooklyn-based artist Sean O’Connor, winner of the gallery’s 2017 Open Call. Primarily working as a painter, O’Connor’s work explores themes around masculinity, representations of male beauty throughout history, and the archetypes we associate with the male gender; strength, athleticism and stoicism. Adapting a Classical Greco-Roman aesthetic to incorporate emojis, basketball, Yeezy sneakers, and Louis Vuitton apparel, O’Connor’s paintings are humorous, unexpected, and thought-provoking, raising important questions about the constructed identity of man. He has created a playfully anachronistic world…
Hero Worship | Sean O’Connor at The The Naughton Gallery, Belfast