Urban Landscape

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Through these landscapes paintings Peterman’s visually break down layers of code and conduct which influence the ontology of African Americans living in urban environments. These flatly painted, synthesized urban landscapes use color, symbols, geometry, and space as metaphors for the separation of class that is often reinforced and accentuated by commodities and wealth within these communities. To reference the inequality of resources given to lower-income families, Peterman uses modernist linear connections to link the structures and to indicate flows of information and human connection, passageways through the socio-political landscape in which a multitude of dialogues spread.