The trains rolling past Jared Freihoefer’s studio give him an interesting perspective on interiors and exteriors. Layers of paint, decay, rust and graffiti remind the artist of houses, cars, clothes and makeup. There are so many ways to hide what is inside a person or a home. Freihoefer’s aesthetic finds beauty in imperfection. Crumbling walls and vandalism, for him, are evidence of interesting histories. In Public finds Freihoefer meditating on the dichotomy between our social and private selves. His mixed-media compositions suggest the multiple layers that comprise a person. Featuring décollage backgrounds with oil, acrylic and pastel additions, the artist brings together a hodgepodge of colors, media and text. Simultaneously discordant and harmonious, they provide insight into Freihoefer’s vision of human nature.