Metamorphosis is a new exhibition of paintings and drawings by artist John Petch. In 2016, John was asked by electronic band OMD, who hail from Wirral, to design the cover for their new album. This body of work comprises the development and preparatory work for this painting, the accompanying single art work designs and subsequent pieces inspired by the creation of these now highly recognisable artworks.
The artist says that with the cover design, he aimed to represent a morphing from one form to another; colour to black and white, a change of view point from human to mechanical, creating a tension between what is known and experienced to what is new. Limited edition prints of the cover of ‘The Punishment of Luxury’, signed by both the artist and the band, will be available to buy on the night.
The exhibition will take place in the dot-art Gallery, with Queen Avenue hosting a surprise musical appearance, as well as a range of food and drink stalls, making for a party atmosphere!
No tickets are needed after 19:30 – everyone is welcome.
Pre-booked tickets are SOLD OUT for 17:00-19:30 via dotartlightnight2018.eventbrite.com but there will be a small quantity of tickets available on the door.
This event has been generously supported by Liverpool BID Company and Bruntwood.