Visit our gallery at 14 Queen Avenue in Liverpool’s commercial district, a 5 minute walk from Liverpool ONE, where we hold regularly changing exhibitions of our member artists work.
Metamorphosis: John Petch x OMD
Tuesday 8 May – Saturday 2 June
Metamorphosis is a new exhibition of paintings and drawings by Liverpool-born artist John Petch. In 2016, John was asked by electronic band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, who hail from the Wirral, to design the cover for their new album. This collection comprises the development and preparatory work for the individual painting, the accompanying single artwork designs and subsequent pieces inspired by the creation of these now highly recognisable artworks.
The album art represents a morphing of physical states; from colour to black and white, human form to mechanical, creating tension between the known and unknown. Taking inspiration from the symbolist works of Giovanni Sagantini, whose foreboding painting ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ lends namesake to OMD’s 16th studio album, Petch translates traditional philosophy into abstract symbolism using bold geometric intersections and acidic blocks of colour.
On Friday 18 May from 5pm until 10pm, all are welcome to explore Queen Avenue as we take part in celebrating LightNight and this year’s theme of ‘Transformation’. Visitors will be able to see new art exhibition Metamorphosis; a John Petch and OMD collaboration at dot-art Gallery as well as surprise musical performances and food and drink stalls from Liverpool’s favourite eateries.
The exhibition runs from Tuesday 8 May to Saturday 2nd June. Entry is free and all are welcome.