Nesto Gallery

Pushing back against gentrification of Boston's Chinatown

“Two Sisters’’ (oil on reprographics on wood), by Wen-Ti Tsen, in his show “Mister,’’ at Milton Academy’s Nesto Gallery, in Milton, Mass., through Feb. 22.    The show focuses on his series “Home Town: Re-presenting {Boston’s} Chinatown as a Place of People’'. The artist is known for addressing such topics as migration, identity and politics, and “Home Town’’ is no exception. The series is a visual pushback against the gentrification of Chinatown, drawing attention to the part of Chinatown that matters most to him: its people.

“Two Sisters’’ (oil on reprographics on wood), by Wen-Ti Tsen, in his show “Mister,’’ at Milton Academy’s Nesto Gallery, in Milton, Mass., through Feb. 22.

The show focuses on his series “Home Town: Re-presenting {Boston’s} Chinatown as a Place of People’'. The artist is known for addressing such topics as migration, identity and politics, and “Home Town’’ is no exception. The series is a visual pushback against the gentrification of Chinatown, drawing attention to the part of Chinatown that matters most to him: its people.

'Shattered by violence'

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"Dirty Water'' (bas relief), by ELAINE SPATZ-RABINOWITZ,  in the show  ''Locations Unknown II,'' at  the Nesto Gallery, Milton, Mass., through Feb. 27.

The gallery notes say the show, which includes her most recent collections of drawing and bas reliefs,  "captures worlds shattered by violence whose roots are steeped in our collective visual memory of deadly events, as witnessed by photos in the news.''