Artist Spotlight: Michael Petry

Beutiful on the surface, Petry's work has depth in both wit and scholarship.

BY Christopher Harrity

March 17 2012 1:00 AM ET

MICHAEL PETRY FOUR BITS OF SCARLET FOR GEORGE THE SECOND X560 | ADVOCATE.COM Self Portrait 2008 was placed inside the gallery. Two gold mirrored glass orbs the same size as my own testicles were suspended (at their height on my body) from the brass chandelier. When the gallery door was open, this allowed a view of the gold and red glass orbs to be seen together along a perpendicular sight line. — M.P.