Arcus Pride Art Exhibition 2019
Michael Petry has curated Clifford Chance's 13th annual Arcus Pride Art exhibition that celebrates global LGBT+ inclusion.
Petry adds: "For the 2019 London Pride show I wanted to show the diversity of work being made in the UK. To that end I have asked established as well as younger artists to contribute, including artists across the LGBTQ+ family. This show marks the first time we have exhibited a trans artist and a gender queer artist".
For more information visit www.cliffordchance.com/hubs/arcus-2019/annual-pride-art-exhibition-2019
Left: Gemma Marmalade
Below Left to Right: Adam Wilson Holmes, Emli Bendixen, Hannah Honeywill, Richard Sawdon Smith, Teo Robinson and Thierry Alexandre.
Parallel Lines: Drawing and Sculpture
22 June - 25 August 2019
Michael Petry's work is included in the 'Parallel Lines: Drawing and Sculpture' exhibition curated by Caroline Worthington, Director of the Royal Society of Sculptors.
The exhibition is an exploration of the relationship between sculpture and drawing, featuring works from The Ingram Collection and members of the Royal Society of Sculptors.
For more information visit thelightbox.org.uk/parallel-lines-drawing-and-sculpture
Left: Petry's - Enso for Ayrton, 2019, ink on paper
Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer 2019
18 May - 20 October 2019
Michael Petry will be showing two works as part of Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer 2019.
This years exhibition includes sculptures by:
Sol Bailey Barker, Claire Baily, James Balmforth, BASK, Olivia Bax, Jack Brindley, Clare Burnett, Jodie Carey, Alexandre da Cunha, Nicolas Deshayes, Luke Hart, Alex Hoda, Will Kippax, Michael Petry, Victor Seaward, Almuth Tebbenhoff, Kate Terry, Julian Wild, Ben Woodeson, David Worthington
Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, Fulmer Common Road, Fulmer, Bucks
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Michael Petry held a place on the jury at SMACH 2019, a biennial located in the Dolomites
SMACH is an international call for artists. The fourth edition of SMACH puts the the word ‘Heimat’ as it’s main focus, this is not a simple word. It is well known that the word proves untranslatable in many languages, English and Italian included. The language barrier reduces its meaning to concepts such as ‘motherland’ are banal, if not completely misleading.
Marta Klonowska: Istota – Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan
Michael Petry has written an essay 'Do You Hear The Dogs Barking? for Marta Klonowska's new publication which accompanies her exhibition at the Toyama Glass Art Museum.
Marta Klonowska’s works will be on display at the museum between April 27 and September 23, 2019.
The Istota exhibition presents a selection of sculptures from 2003 up to the present.
For more information visit Toyama Glass Art Museum’s website.
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Michael Petry's Libretto for Dove's Loophole from TAG will be performed in Los Angeles on the 4th and 5th of May, 2019.
Music: Germaine Franco
Great Opera & Film Choruses, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.
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
1 st Biënnale Oosterhout
Michael Petry’s new installation At the Foot of the Gods has been commissioned for the 1 st Biënnale Oosterhout. His work is made up of over 50 bronze casts of human toes that appear at first to have been broken off of Classical Greek sculptures. Their green (verdigris) colour has the look of ancient sculptures recovered from the sea, yet each one is a cast from someone in the arts or an athlete, as many such sculptures would have been. Each is identifiably unique. Losing the nose, toe, or thumb of a sculpture is one of the most common accidental changes to their appearance. Petry has scattered the bronzes on the stone floor in a Cloister recalling the story of Jason and his quest for the Golden Fleece, where dragon’s teeth became Spartoi (warriors). His work asks: who are the gods, did they make humans, or did we make them?
Petry will also enact his Libation to Eros performance on Saturday September 16. The work sees him shoot real arrows into a specially prepared wall while he tells the story of Eros god of Love and Desire.
1 st Biënnale Oosterhout
September 16 - October 22, 2017
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.