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An exhibition catalouge of new work by Lamar Peterson with an essay by Martha Schwendener. Lamar Peterson's paintings tend to depict the suburban everyman (specifically the black suburban everyman and his nuclear family) in tableaux of pastoral leisure. His characters sport enormous smiles that beam out from their utopian settings, conveying at once a sense of child-like wonder and vacant plasticity. Yet this is a dream world, casual horror abounds faces melt, water rises up, unearthly creatures play with the children. This catalouge is 32 pages. Published by Fredericks & Freiser, NY (2005).