Nick DiStefano and Kristen Freitas at Atlantic Works

Alumni Nick DiStefano (Graphic Design) and Kristen Freitas (Fine Arts) are showing new work at the Atlantic Works Gallery.


Through & Through: Inlaying, penetrating to the other side, carving, cutting; making images more durable; so they do not easily wear off.

Concepts of identity and personality, specifically the different personas that we can choose, adorn, or project. Those presentations can be fragile, ghosts of words and images appear, only to dissolve as they are glimpsed and new impressions are made. Like finding a new place, they suck you in driving to search deeper to learn more. New layers highlight words and images, signaling pauses and turns in the narrative. They act as masks, both revealing and hiding. The process makes each representation removed from the original image so that the mask takes over. The mask confronts us. Confrontation and intimacy are an important aid in releasing, uncovering, and discovering who we are and who we can be.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 3rd, 6-9 PM

Third Thursday Reception & Reading: Thursday, September 19th, 6-9 PM

Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 2-6 PM

Atlantic Works Gallery
80 Border Street, Top Floor, Boston, MA