‘Hurry Up and Wait’

Drew Peterson’s screenprints have a painterly quality to them. In this exhibition, the artist showcases 14 prints, many of which seem to contain landscapes or suggestions of objects or scenes, but one wouldn’t necessarily know that because everything is in the abstract. Rather than get fancy with technology, he relies only on processes generated by hand. With titles such as “How to Start a Fire” (2017), one naturally starts looking for the actual fire, the crackling of embers, and the flames, but of course they’re nowhere to be found. The blue, splotchy background sets the stage for an eruption of crisscrossing yellows, reds, greens, pinks and white loops. Is it a flame, or is it just a bunch of wild creative energy? (Noon-6 p.m. Tue. & Thu.; noon-7 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 13. Public Functionary, 1400 12th Av. NE., Mpls. Free.)