Print of the Week! Lamar Peterson, “Nothin’ But Blue Skies”

Color Lithograph and screen print in fabric-covered case

Open Case: 22 3/4 x 39 7/8 inches

Edition 24 of 24

Humorously wrought and politically poignant, Lamar Peterson’s work is both seductive and subversive. Though oddly grotesque, Peterson’s saturated landscapes and expressive figures are inviting, playful and always thought-provoking. Andrew Freiser of Fredericks & Freiser in New York presented an apt description Peterson’s work in 2011, “Issues of race, community, and social and economic upheaval are candy-colored and darkly comic. Smiling faces are unrelenting.” Peterson’s unique style remains on the brink of the new.

Lamar Peterson (b. 1974) is a contemporary painter active in New York. He received a B.S. from Florida A&M University in 1999 and an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2001. He has also received numerous awards, including the President’s Scholarship from RISD. Peterson spent his residency at The Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in New York.

Peterson has had solo exhibitions at Deitch Projects in New York and Richard Heller Gallery in California. He has also participated in group exhibitions at the Stefan Stux Gallery, New York and The Armory Show, New York, among others.

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