If you're in Los Angeles right now, don't miss Cleon Peterson's "Hysteria" exhibition at the Over the Influence gallery. Born in Seattle in 1973, Peterson has exhibited all over the world and was, among other things, artistic director of Obey. In his paintings, sculptures and murals, Peterson has developed a distinctive graphic style, through which he depicts a psycho-social landscape torn apart by fear, violence, power and submission. "Hysteria" reflects the evolution that has taken place in Peterson's thinking in recent turbulent months, between the pandemic and the US presidential election. As political propaganda proliferated, Peterson moved beyond the formal and conceptual binaries of his earlier work to create images that embody the confusion, anger, and horror of the current era. A near-realistic mirror of decline and a warning of what may lie ahead.