Robert Petrick presents an installation that challenges perception entitled ART/LIFE in On the Wall. Alongside his work in nonobjective painting, Petrick has always been intrigued with words and letters in art and as an intrinsic artform itself. ART/LIFE is his latest effort in the form of “psychopoetic” word and illusion, illustrating words that are not always what they seem.
Robert Petrick is an American artist born in 1945. He was self-taught, though attended the Tyler School of Art in Pennsylvania on a high school scholarship. In 1983, he moved to New York and has focused primarily on developing a painting vernacular strongly rooted in the New York School of Conceptual Abstraction and avant garde music. For more than 45 years Petrick has been consistently pushing the medium of painting.