Through June 21 at Atlantic Works, new art from Carmen Sasso and Dan Hoftstadter


MAY 8 – JUNE 12, 2021
Carmen Sasso: A Study in Contrasts
Dan Hofstadter:Light & Shadow, Drawings 1990-2020

This month Carmen Sasso and Dan Hofstadter return to offer two solo shows suggesting two different approaches to representational art.

Atlantic Works in East Boston
Carmen Sasso, Attitude with Degas, acrylic on canvas, 7 ft x 4 ft; Dan Hofstadter, Jimmy with a Film Reel, oil, 11″ x 15″

At the gallery Dan Hofstadter offers a sampling of thirty years of freehand drawing. These show a variety of subjects, including portraits of friends and family, figure pieces, and a suite of monotypes. The latter, composed from fantasy in a direct technique the artist picked up while teaching primary-school art classes, explore several shadowy themes that have haunted his imagination. Other drawings, executed in willow charcoal, pen-and-ink, and ink wash, create a concrete impression of people known and places lived.

Carmen’s show offers mixed-media paintings that explore off-beat stylistic combinations. Some of the pieces juxtapose northern Renaissance perspective and abstract expression; others pair conscious rendition with unconscious discoveries or the visual translation of sound. Still others quote historical masterpieces in a resonant decidedly present-day context.

Join both artists on Saturday, May 8, at the Gallery from 2-5 PM when they will lead an open discussion on art making.

Masks and social distancing required. Gallery will be monitored to limit visitors at any given time.

Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 2-6pm

For information or private appointment contact 857-302-8363 during gallery hours or write
Dan at or on the contact page of his website at

Source: Atlantic Works