Lyle Kleinhans focuses his work on abstract representations of people that highlight the conflicts, questions, and confidences behind their exteriors. Jagged and strict lines are offset by wildly brooding color that sucks the viewer in and haunts them long after. Kleinhan’s work is being exhibited along with that of Carlos Alvarez by Westfield State University as part of the exhibit, Hispanic/LatinX Heritage. (LatinX is the gender-neutral form of Latina/Latino.)

Hispanic/LatinX Heritage: Through Oct. 21. Westfield State University, Arno Maris Art Gallery, in the Ely Campus Center. (413) 572- 5691,

— Kristin Palpini