Michael Petry will have three new paintings in the exhibition
Re-envisioning John Frederick Lewis
at The Art Workers' Guild
6 Queen Square
London WC1N 3AT
The exhibition will run from Monday 25 November 2019 to Saturday 15 February 2020
"Common Ground" Edward Chell solo exhibition
16 November - 14 December
Petry's essay "Fictional Landscapes" will be published for Edward Chell's exhibition catalogue at Danielle Arnaud Gallery London.
123 Kennington Road
Telephone +44 (0)1792 516900
Opening times: Thursday - Saturday 2pm - 6pm and by appointment
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
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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The Study Score for A Prussian Requiem,
Music by John Powell, with Michael Petry's Libretto, has now been published.
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.
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.