Gary Petersen
                Above Image: "Wide Awake", 2018, 36" x 30", Acrylic on Canvas

   "His palette seems to be a meeting of Romper Room and Pontormo, resulting in geometry with a sense of humor. Humor and geometry seem unlikely partners, but they are integral to Petersen’s paintings.
Having put together a vocabulary of forms and mastery of colors, such as pink and bright yellow, that might be considered feminine or tropical, Petersen is clearly trying to extend his possibilities. There is a solidity to this achievement that deserves all the attention it gets."

                        - John Yau, September 2016, HyperAllergic.