Cleon Peterson’s Daybreak

by Ken HarmanPosted on

Cleon Peterson unveils another chapter in his ongoing anarchic world rife with violence and passion with his latest solo offering, “Daybreak”, now on view at New Image Art.  While prior works mainly involved delicately rendered depictions of obscene and gratuitous violence, and though this theme continues with “Daybreak”, one of the things we’re even more so intrigued by here is the introduction of a new character(s), the “shadow” figures. Drawing upon Nietzche’s Daybreak: Reflections on Moral Prejudices as well as Jung’s theory of the “shadow aspect” of the psyche, “Daybreak” provides a reflective look that goes beyond rubbernecking to question ideas of morality and revolution.

images via Platinum Cheese

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