Mining imagery from popular culture, science fiction, landscape painting, and comic books, Lamar Peterson creates candy-colored, fantasy-filled narratives that are immediately inviting and playful. A Brooklyn and Minneapolis-based artist, Peterson has created vibrant painted images and collage that examine American middle-class culture through a re-contextualization of both historical and contemporary racial stereotypes.
This exhibition will include a survey of Peterson’s work comprised of paintings, drawings and collages and is accompanied by the artist’s first scholarly publication that includes new essays by Shannon Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Rochester Art Center, and a conversation between Lamar Peterson and Franklin Sirmans, Curator and Head of the Department of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Lamar Peterson: Suburbia Sublime is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota State Arts Board and the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation. This exhibition is organized by Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minnesota.