John O'Reilly constructs intimate and beautiful photographic montages. Using a Polaroid camera, he photographs scenes set up in his studio, his own body, or familiar surroundings. He also rephotographs images from magazines, history books, gay porn, and other sources. He then cuts and pastes these various images into collages in which figures and objects morph into each other amidst fragmented backgrounds. These images are put together with the same sort of psychological glue as our dreams. History and fantasy intertwine and become indistinguishable. The past, present and future co-exist. Unlikely juxtapositions are inexplicably logical and uncannily apt.

Wrestlers 12.16.08, 2008

Wrestlers 9.15.08, 2008

Studio Landscape Dogtown-Hartley series 12.3.08, 2008

Dogtown-Hartley series 1.11.10, 2010

A Shadow, 2010

Wrestlers 9.2.08, 2008

Dead Centaur - Of Cormac McCarthy, 2008

Rape of Ganymedes, 2008

Heros Series: Paris 2/8/06, 2006

Tadzio Series: Wake 4/5/06, 2006

Hugh (From the Henry James Series), 2007

Jeffrey (From the Henry James Series), 2007