Curated by Zach Smith and Sara Blazej, the New York-based artist’s practice morphs the everyday into its double. ‘Micro-autobiographical’ found materials are literally and figuratively bent, while mass-market items undergo surprisingly rigorous custom treatments, with a view to bringing the ‘well adjusted’ to new heights.
Wall-based sculptures and videos; the work tries its best to fit in according the idiosyncrasies of the space. The materials used are diverse, ranging from vintage SOLO cups to a dummy CCTV camera; felt, paper, wood and extension cords, among many others.
Recent exhibitions by Petreycik include Basically Basil Biannalé (2015) at New York’s 2 bed 2 bath and First Responders (2014) at New York’s Good Work Gallery.**