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Jessica Frelinghuysen’s Solo Exhibition opens in Toledo

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Work by Stamps Lec­turer Jes­sica Frel­inghuy­sen is fea­tured in her solo exhi­bi­tion, A Pub­lic Tête-à-Tête, on view Sep­tem­ber 28 – Decem­ber 31, 2019 at the Toledo Lucas County Main Library Gallery in Toledo, Ohio.

A Pub­lic Tête-à-Tête brings together some of Frelinghuysen’s most impor­tant projects over the last 15 years. These include her ongo­ing series of wear­able screen-printed Paper­hel­mets, per­sonal spaces to inves­ti­gate, and a large inter­ac­tive sound instal­la­tion titled Con­ver­sa­tion Domes. Gouache paint­ings and sketches accom­pany the work. The show is the first that the building’s 2000 sq. foot art gallery has seen since the re-open­ing of the new addi­tion to the Art Deco library in September. 

This exhi­bi­tion brings pieces together that have not pre­vi­ously shared the same space, but have shared themes of com­mu­ni­ca­tion and acute obser­va­tions of social behav­iors. The cura­tor, Crys­tal Phelps, notes Jes­sica Frel­inghuy­sen pushes the bound­aries of com­mu­ni­ca­tion through play­ful inter­ac­tive art­works that delight our visual, audi­tory, and kinaes­thetic senses. Her works high­light the absur­dity of human inter­ac­tions by sur­pass­ing the thresh­olds of ver­bal and non­ver­bal com­mu­ni­ca­tion. By trac­ing audi­tory and visual path­ways, Frel­inghuy­sen trans­lates daily behav­ioral dia­logue into phys­i­cal, wear­able, and struc­tural oppor­tu­ni­ties to engage and reflect.”

Join artist Jes­sica Frel­inghuy­sen and exhibit cura­tor Crys­tal Phelps on Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 9 to learn more about the exhi­bi­tion, the artist’s processes, and con­cepts related to the work on view. Light refresh­ments provided.

A Pub­lic Tête-à-Tête
Sep­tem­ber 28 – Decem­ber 312019
Artist Talk: Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 9, 4:005:30pm
Toledo Lucas County Main Library Gallery
325 Michi­gan Street
Toledo, Ohio