AM attended the opening night for Cleon Peterson’s show White Flag at Joshua Liner Gallery a couple weeks ago. Being the first solo exhibition in New York, we were impressed by the sheer size and raw graphics displayed by Cleon. His color choices and figure composition seems to hold nothing back hitting the viewers right between the eyes with pure emotions. As mentioned in our preview, the gross violence and lawless nature of his subjects seem to convey giving in to one’s dark side, thus perhaps why this show is named after a term that means complete surrender.

Check it all out after the jump.

Cleon was also gracious enough to sign a show poster for a lucky reader. To win, simply post a comment on our facebook page by 9pm EST on June 15th.

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