On Thursday, we attended the opening of the new show by Lamar Peterson at Chelsea’s Fredericks & Freiser. Peterson’s talent lies in his ability to immediately draw in viewers, using bright colors, smiling faces and trompe l’oeil elementary-school style borders to create work that at first glance seems easy and accessible. But upon longer inspection, the images betray a dark, off-kilter world where everything is facade and nothing is the way it seems on the surface. Take a look at all the images for the […]
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Opening tonight at Chelsea’s Fredericks & Freiser Gallery is the latest solo exhibition by talented painter Lamar Peterson. Peterson, who has shown with Deitch Projects and LA’s Richard Heller Gallery, works in bright hyper-real colors to create surrealistic and cartoonish portrayals of characters—often African American families—which are at once humorous and unsettling. In recent bodies of work, he has expanded his range beyond painting to include collage and mixed media pieces, so we’re very excited to see what he has in store for this show.