Yardsticks, shingles, playing cards and bottle caps. These are the building blocks of John Petrey’s collection of nostalgic dresses, inspired by his favorite 1960s sitcom mothers. Previously a photographer, Petrey now exhibits his mixed-media work at art festivals, galleries and in his Chattanooga, Tenn., shop. “I want to create work that will speak to people for generations to come,” he says. Petrey was featured in the October 2008 issue of AmericanStyle.
FADA Los Angeles Art Show — Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 14, 2009-Jan. 3, 2010
John Petrey: Solo Show — Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, Calif., Nov. 14, 2009-Jan. 4, 2010
Articles of Dress — Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Mo,. March 12-May 9, 2010
Public Art Chattanooga Biennial Sculpture Exhibition — Chattanooga, Tenn., April 1, 2010-Oct. 31, 2011
Art Access Gallery
540 S. Drexel Ave.
Cohen Rese Gallery
432 Sutter St.
San Francisco, Calif.
Haven Gallery & Fine Gifts
1122 W. 6th St.
Jeanine Taylor Folk Art
211 E. 1st St.