Drawings and paintings
from the top of the bkbx
building by Nick DeFriez

October 4 – 30
Reception: Sunday, October 6 from 5–7pm


I lived at 543 Union St where the bkbx gallery is located, with a group of artists and filmmakers who each rented spaces on the top two floors, from 1979 until we were bought out by the landlord in 1986. I spent a lot of time on the rooftop while I lived there. I returned twenty-five years later in 2011, rented a studio in the building for a year and started this series of paintings of that place. It has helped me think about when I was there, the people, and how much the area has changed. Perhaps the roof top has changed least of all.
—Nick DeFriez

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