Peter O'Brien

W r i t e r ~ E d i t o r ~ A r t i s t

LOTS OF FUN WITH FINNEGANS WAKE

PUBLICATIONS and EXHIBITIONS

I am currently glossing / illustrating / disrupting the 628 pages of Finnegans Wake by James Joyce. I hope to be finished by 2022. I consider the book to be the most fertile, protean, and unstable collection of words that we have. This project allows me to yoke together my twinning interests of the illustrative and the intellectual, the visual and the verbal.

Here are selected pages that have been published (in Canada, England, Ireland, Israel and the U.S.) and exhibited (in Antwerp, New York, Portland, and Toronto). The works are archival felt pen, acrylic, graphite, and found materials on 8 ½ X 11 archival cover stock. For exhibitions, I print the works in a larger format, on 100 % cotton, acid-free, 330 gsm archival card stock, and then further embellish them with archival felt pen, acrylic, acid-free metallic gel, archival glitter glue, and bodily fluids and humours. (The lists of publications and exhibitions are below.)

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PUBLICATIONS

2019

Joyce Studies Annual (U.S.) 2,000-word text and eight pages of the artwork, 126 – 33.

Existere (Canada), Artist’s Statement and six pages, 20, 24, 55, 63, 152, 577.

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2018

The Raw Art Review, one page, 30.

“Drawing Upon Finnegans Wake” in Art / Research International, September 2018. 3,000-word text and pages 134 – 41.

Peter O’Brien in Art Research International September 2018

“Taking apart James Joyce’s final novel Finnegans Wake.” The Globe and Mail (Canada), June 2018. Pages 15, 151, 203, 204.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/article-taking-apart-james-joyces-final-novel-finnegans-wake/

“Pages from ‘Lots of Fun with Finnegans Wake’.” The Fortnightly Review (England) March 2018. Pages 37, 38, 67 – 72.

http://fortnightlyreview.co.uk/2018/04/fun-with-finnegans-wake/

“Page from LOTS OF FUN WITH FINNEGANS WAKE.” HCE Review (Ireland) Volume II, Issue 11, February 2018. Page 151.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwa3RwfHkW98cDVrdVRPYUtJNHc0b2JVcU96c2RBblJLek9v/view

“Come Into The Pictures: A Graphic Reconfiguring of Finnegans Wake.” The Ilanot Review (Israel) Volume 15, Winter 2018. Pages 19, 59, 197.

http://www.ilanotreview.com/pictures-issue/come-pictures-graphic-reconfiguring-finnegans-wake/

2017

“Page from LOTS OF FUN WITH FINNEGANS WAKE.” Silver Streams (Ireland) Issue 3, December 2017. Page 34.

https://view.joomag.com/silver-streams-issue-3/0609901001512071888

“Come into the Pictures: James Joyce, Illustrated.” World Literature Today (U.S.) 12 July 2017. Pages 201 – 08.

https://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/blog/cultural-cross-sections/come-pictures-james-joyce-illustrated-peter-obrien

“Cover Image.” James Joyce Quarterly (U.S.) Vol. 53, No. 1-2, Fall 2015 – Winter 2016 (Fall 2017). Page 200.

Peter O’Brien cover of James Joyce Quarterly Fall 2017

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EXHIBITIONS

2018

1 artwork in “Opulence: Not Everything that Glitters is Gold,” at The Center for Book Arts, New York, 11 July – 22 September 2018. Pages 203 – 04 (17 inches X 26.25 inches)

1 artwork in “habitus – a commonplace,” by Ann Hamilton, for CONVERGE 45, Portland, Oregon, “a collection of texts about the sense of belonging, of dwelling and of home,” August 2018. Page 565.

“the one the pictor of the other” at the 26th International James Joyce Symposium, Grauwzusters Cloister, Antwerp, Belgium, June 2018. Pages 126 – 68 (2 feet X 65 feet)

2017

“River Run – An Excerpt from LOTS OF FUN WITH FINNEGANS WAKE” at the 2017 North American James Joyce Conference, University of Toronto, Canada, June 2017. Pages 196 – 216 (2 feet X 31 feet)

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EXHIBITION INSTALLATION IMAGES

Antwerp Exhibition

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New York, 2018

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Toronto, 2017

DETAILS:

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Peter O’Brien Overview November 2018

Overview of The echo is where

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