Robert Petrick is an American artist born in 1945. 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. Petrick's work presents an exceptional color scheme with loosely formed shapes based around a type of gestural geometry. His consistent practice integrates vaguely geometric forms which interact, collide and float, suggesting both object and non-object simultaneously. Petrick has exhibited consistently over the past 45 years and most recently presented the solo exhibition Signs, Marks and Gestures at Carter Burden Gallery in New York.
I dont believe in art I believe in the artist. (Marcel Duchamp)
The International Fine Arts Consortium is proud and honored to present three solo shows featuring Colette, Robert Petrick and Frank Shifreen in our new Lower East Side headquarters at 85 Delancy street, on the SE corner of Orchard.All three artists have been working, living and creating progressive work in New York City since the early 70’s and 80’s and were active participants in the New York School and the downtown conceptual art movements that began during those times. Each developed a unique visual language for their art while remaining as outsiders to the trends they established (in Colette’s case) and or to those styles and influences that have followed. For as much as all three make “art objects” their objectives have traditionally resisted their commodification through a subtile critique of art world social conditions and a strong reaction against pop art. Their primary concerns have focused on the ideas of process and art-making and to advance original notions of the pre-war avant garde.