This Saturday, the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco will be hosting a new body of work from Kevin Peterson. Entitled Prospective, the solo showing will feature the local painter’s juxtaposition of his characters (often innocent children) against urban backgrounds dealing with issues of isolation and uncertainty.

Peterson’s statement about the show – “For this show, I continue to examine the varied journeys we take through life. It’s about growing up and living in a world that is broken. These paintings are about trauma, fear and loneliness and the strength that it takes to survive and thrive. They often contain the contrast of the untainted, young and innocent against a backdrop of a worn, ragged, and defiled world. This work deals with isolation, loneliness and longing. Recently I have been addressing childhood memories, fear, and the changes that occur over the passage of time both in our imagination as well as in reality. I am always intrigued about the events of our past which influence our behavior as we grow up. This group of work illustrates life in an expanding urban environment and the prospects for our future.”

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