Layers suggest depth and mystery over a vast range of entities from geological strata to historical representations of events to the recess of the human psyche, and, in all cases, it is rarely the most accessible layer that offers up the most profound truths. In Layered, Kristen Freitas exhibits the results of her recent explorations of materials and their contrasting, layered personalities, bringing to life both playful and intriguingly complex interrelationships between layered textures and chroma.
Works on paper reveal the natural beauty of the paint in its infinite response to manipulation by brushes and tools, by both invention and opportune accident, obscurantism and revelation. Videos present yet another set of conversations using the concealing and revealing powers of layers. In Layered, Freitas seeks to elicit from these diverse media both the direct and sensual pleasures of the eye as well as the subtler, more telling, and enduring responses of the emotions.
On view 5/2-5/28