The Connor Brothers

All this Happened, More or Less

7 May — 15 May 2015

Live and work in London

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Represented by nanda\hobbs

ALL THIS HAPPENED, MORE OR LESS

Have you ever had a Zombie? The fruity classic was created by “Don The Beachcomber”, whose 1930s new-concept cocktails were so different that he kept the recipes secret for years. Even his longest-serving bartenders made the drinks from instructions like “2 Parts Don’s Mix #9”, which came from plain-glass bottles. For years, customers and professionals endeavoured to guess the ingredients. But what do the particulars matter, when the end-result is so all-round satisfying?

So said Vonnegut (“What is truth and what is fiction, and what’s it matter anyway, so long as you understand the message?”—Slaughterhouse Five)—and so say The Connor Brothers.

Postmodernists are often criticised for the absence or opacity of their personal point of view. The relativist stance can cohere, another tranche of practitioners may say, for only as long as the rogue memes are prevented from going viral, or implosion/explosion is absent in an individual aggregation. The Connor Brothers resolution rests on the Albert Camus idea that excising one’s personality from the project provides a neutral zone where we are free to consort and wrestle with our other selves and others, autonomously and anonymously looking, seeing, reflecting, retrieving, refracting. The result should be Absurdist extensions of the Poststructuralist ID, turning on transparency.

In the constant battle to overcome their demons through the portal of creativity, Snelle & Golding aka The Connor Brothers take on veracity. By exposing the towering artificiality that has been constructed for the diversion of the populace since the second quarter of the twentieth century, The Connor Brothers extend an invitation to join them in interrogating the whole edifice—including the foundations of one’s own identity. Thus there is nothing fake about their Franklyn-and-Brendan-Connor ruse. It is a means to an end, with the end justifying the means as ‘The Connor Brothers’ connect and communicate with societal layers generally and then specifically, openly contributing to organisations that offer support for alternative experiences, including addiction, depression and displacement.

“And That Was The End Of The Beginning Of That.”

Billie Proffitt 

May 2015

(adapted August 2015)

 

\ Exhibition featured works

The Connor Brothers

All Things Truly Wicked Start From Innocence- Ernest Hemingway

2015 \ 19th Century Bastardised Engraving with Screen print \ 38x33cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

All Too Much And Not Enough At The Same Time- Jack Kerouac

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x20.5cm

$2,500

The Connor Brothers

All the true things I'm about to tell you are shameless lies- Kurt Vonnegut

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 75x45cm

$8,000

The Connor Brothers

All this Happened, More or Less- Kurt Vonnegut

2015 \ 19th Century Bastardised Engraving with Screen print \ 33x38cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

All this happened, More or Less

2015 \ Bastardised 17th century oil painting \ 60x89cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

All this happened, More or less- Kurt Vonnegut

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 75x45cm

The Connor Brothers

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself- David Foster Wallace

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x20.5cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

And That Was The End Of The Beginning Of That- Kurt Vonnegut

2015 \ 19th Century Bastardised Engraving with Screen print \ 38x33cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

And That Was The End Of The Beginning Of That- Unknown

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x20.5cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

And that was the end of the beginning of that- Unknown

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 110x75cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

Call on God, But Row Away From The Rocks

2015 \ 19th Century Bastardised Engraving with Screen print \ 33x38cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

Every love story is a ghost story

2015 \ 19th c bastardised engraving with screenprint \ 38x33cm

The Connor Brothers

Everything I've Ever Let Go Of Has Claw Marks On it- David Foster Wallace

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x20.5cm

The Connor Brothers

Everything I've ever let go of has claw marks on it- David Foster Wallace

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 180x110cm

The Connor Brothers

Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt- Kurt Vonnegut

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x20.5cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt- Kurt Vonnegut

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 180x110cm

The Connor Brothers

I Don't Know Exactly What I Mean By That But I Mean It- J.D. Salinger

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x20.5cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

I Tried To Drown My Sorrows But The Bastard's Learned To Swim- Frieda Khalo

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x20.5cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

I knew it wasn't too important, but it made me sad anyway

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 110x75cm

The Connor Brothers

I knew it wasn't too important, but it made me sad anyway- J.D.Salinger

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x20.5cm

The Connor Brothers

I tried to drown my sorrow, but the bastards learned to swim

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 110x75cm

The Connor Brothers

Insanity, A perfectly Rational Adjustment To An Insane World- R.D Laing

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x20.5cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

It never got weird enough for me- Hunter S.Thompson

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 110x75cm

The Connor Brothers

So It Goes- Kurt Vonnegut

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x20.5cm

The Connor Brothers

The Edge- Hunter S. Thompson

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x20.5cm

$2,500 Sold

The Connor Brothers

The Temptation of Adam

2015 \ 19th Century Bastardised Engraving with Screen print \ 38x33cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

The Truth Will Set You Free*- David Foster Wallace

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x20.5cm

$2,000

The Connor Brothers

The sun, like a sneaky keyhole view of hell- David Foster Wallace

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 110x75cm

The Connor Brothers

The sun, like a sneaky keyhole view of hell-David Foster Wallace

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x205.cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

Truth is Weirder Than Any Fiction I've Seen- Hunter S. Thompson

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x20.5cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

Truth is weirder than any fiction I've seen - Hunter S. Thompson

2015 \ Giclee print and silkscreen varnish \ 125x78cm

The Connor Brothers

Truth will set you free, but not until it is finished with you- David Foster Wallace

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 180x110cm

The Connor Brothers

We Must Be Careful About What We Pretend To Be- Kurt Vonnegut

2015 \ 19th Century Bastardised Engraving with Screen print \ 33x38cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

We Must Be Careful About What We Pretend To Be- Kurt Vonnegut

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x20.5cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

We must be careful about what we pretend to be-Kurt Vonnegut

2015 \ mixed media on canvas \ 110x75cm

The Connor Brothers

Weird Heroes- Hunter S.Thompson

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x20.5cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

i tried to drown my sorrow but the bastard's learned to swim- frieda kahlo

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 180x110cm

SOLD

The Connor Brothers

truth is weirder than any fiction I've seen- Hunter S.Thompson

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 180x110cm

SOLD

\ Other exhibitions

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5 April — 21 April 2018

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