Michael Petry's large glass Installation Crocodile Tears
has been acquired by the Columbus Museum.
Columbus, Ga. – The Columbus Museum Board of Trustees and staff are pleased to announce the recent acquisition of a large glass installation by Michael Petry, an American artist originally from El Paso who has been based in London (UK) since 1981.
The Columbus Museum
1251 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA 31906
Petry's essay "On Gender Fluidity and Photographic Portraiture" in included in the new book Museums, Sexuality and Gender Activism published by Routledge in November. Petry examines the work of artists Del LaGrace Volcano, Artor Jesus Inkerö, Blake Little and Åsa Johannesson. All the artists are engaged in the work of interrogating and improving the integrity of such representations, even as efforts to demonize and diminish transgender people continue.
Museums, Sexuality and Gender Activism
Photos: Blake Little, Åsa Johannesson
The Study Score for A Prussian Requiem,
Music by John Powell, with Michael Petry's Libretto, has now been published.
The Word is Art
A new publication authored by Michael Petry
Published by Thames & Hudson on the 11th of October
There has been much scaremongering about the ‘death of the book’ and how, as words find new ways and means of transmission, people might gradually begin to shun writing. In the digital age, text becomes information, and information strives to become free. But what value can text hold in the sphere of visual art? How is such text different to poetry? Can the poetic itself be visual art, or is text in this context consigned to the realms of gimmick and catchphrase?
Reviews and praise for The WORD is Art
OUT TAKE interview with Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson
The book launch was kindly hosted by Blaine|Southern
The WORD is Art - UK The WORD is Art - US
Stunning Donald Trump Commemoration Sculpture By Michael Petry Unveiled
Artist Michael Petry has created a small sculpture to commemorate a titanic event – the inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States on 20 January 2017. Titled American Hercules it is both beautiful and irreverent at the same time.