Exhibition Review: Lamar Peterson at Fredericks & Freiser March 2015

Lamar Peterson’s 11th solo show, Weekend Gardener at Fredericks & Freiser’s gallery in New York City. He continues his painting style of bright, jovial color cartoon-like characters in suburban settings. The characters often misled the viewer on first glance, but after further study show darker truths. Coupled with symbolic imagery these figures speak to various identity issues such as race, blackness and classism. Peterson draws his influence from current day issues as well his own life experiences.

Peterson is from St. Petersburg, Florida and was born in 1974. He received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BS from Florida A & M University. His work has been exhibited at numerous institutions such as: The Studio Museum in Harlem, University Art Museum at SUNY.

LamarPeterson_Breakdown_2013

Breakdown, 2013, Mixed media on paper, 23.5 X 22 inches

LamarPeterson_Exhibition_view

Exhibition View
LamarPeterson_Untitled_2014

Untitled, 2014, Oil on canvas, 60 X 49 inches

Jessica Stafford Davis

Author: Jessica Stafford Davis

The Agora Culture launched in July, 2013 with a private reception in Mclean, Virginia for Mequitta Ahuja, a world-renowned mixed media artist. Subsequently, she co-curated her first exhibition, “Women as Color Light and Form”, with the Galerie Myrtis in Baltimore, Maryland. The exhibition was a part of Network Exhibition Sondheim awards for the 2013 Artscape festival, America’s largest free arts festival. Jessica currently serves on the board at The Washington Project of the Arts and the George Mason University School of Art Council.

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