Hospitalfield have commissioned artist Mick Peter to develop a major new outdoor exhibition Gerroff!! (or User Feedback) to open at the Launch of the Garden & Garden Buildings on 27 May 2021. The new artworks are Hospitalfield’s Annual Sculpture Commission for 2021.
Gerroff!! (or User Feedback) is a series of scenes that create a narrative trail at Hospitalfield humorously addressing the ‘rules’ of engagement with art. Mick Peter’s playful installations incorporate imagery influenced by illustration and commercial art. His sculptures are often enlarged drawings, used to animate the narrative of his exhibitions which satirise the symbols of power and authority as well as art making itself.
We invited curator Helen Nisbet to interview Mick Peter on his commission Gerroff!! (Or User Feedback) and the new Cafe tables he created for Hospitalfield with ThreeFourFive Furniture. You can read the interview here
He has recently had solo shows at BALTIC (2019), Deborah Bowmann, Brussels (2018/19), Glasgow International (2018), Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris (2017), Workplace, Gateshead (2016), Tramway, Glasgow (2015), and Drawing Room, London (2016), Popcorn Plaza, part of Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Jupiter Artland (2014) and Almost Cut My Hair, part of Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Tramway Hidden Gardens, (2014).
Recent group shows include ‘Voyage au long cours’ at FRACNormandie Caen (2018), Natural Selection’ at Galerie 5, Angers (2016), France and ‘Corps narratifs’ at the Domaine départemental de Chamarande, Chamarande, France (2016). Puddle, pothole, portal at Sculpture Center, New York (2014), L’Echo at HAB Galerie – FRAC des Pays de la Loire, , (2014), Monument at FRAC Basse-Normandie, (2014), British British Polish Polish: Art from Europe’s Edges in the Long ’90s and Today at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, (2013).
Mick Peter is represented by Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris.
Images: Mick Peter 2021