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Library Street Collective Presents “POISON” by Cleon Peterson


Detroit art gallery Library Street Collective presents “POISON”, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Cleon Peterson opening August 29th, 2015. The show displays a new collection of paintings and porcelain sculptures, featuring Peterson’s signature graphic monochromatic works portraying harsh violence.

“This show is about revenge, which is a current of poison running through our culture and other cultures around the world,” Peterson says. “It’s often a motivation for war and justification for punishment; it’s a social impulse that is destructive and easy to become complicit in.”

“POISON” by Cleon Peterson
Library Street Collective
August 29th — October 15th 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 29th 2015 6-9:00pm