Jamaal Peterson

First encountered Jamaal’s work in this article (featuring Patrick’s work also). He has developed a highly encoded language of abstraction that ricochets inside of, between, and beyond the frame of the image. In this new body of work Peterman depicts the world as a global simulation. Illusionistic framing devices transform each painting into a portal through which ominous glitches in time, place, and scale occur. These works describe an interlocking system of abstract macro structures—representing legal giants, multinational corporations, massive algorithmic flows, and the weapons of destruction that protect them—across which a superimposed human figure sequentially moves.

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Barbara Hepworth

The sculptor Barbara Hepworth was born in the former mill town of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, in 1921, and it is at the Hepworth Wakefield, a gallery named in her honor, which was created 10 years ago by the architect David Chipperfield in the pleasing shape of a jostle of wonky, gray cubes partly surrounded by a river (it’s a little like a jangly Modernist take on a moated castle keep), that her work is being celebrated in a thoroughgoing retrospective.

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