Artist Drew Peterson slows it way down with his new series of prints. For “Hurry Up and Wait” at Public Functionary, he skips the high-tech processes used in modern printmaking, choosing to work instead almost entirely by hand. Scrapping 21st-century tools, Peterson makes mammoth-sized pieces using a technique that combines screen printing and watercolor painting. In an era where consumer culture is constantly telling us we have to be faster, more productive, more connected, Peterson’s off-grid approach is intriguing. These works are filled with a complexity of color, stormy angles, and an undercurrent of emotional expression that is flooring. By embracing the labor that goes into making art, Peterson proves that the tortoise does indeed win the race sometimes. There will be an opening reception from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, December 16.