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.