July 31, 2015
Work by Stamps lecturer Jessica Frelinghuysen is featured in Sampled, a collection of work and works in progress by Frelinghuysen and fellow Cranbrook graduates Corrie Baldauf, Lynn Bennett Carpenter, Annica Cuppetelli, Carrie Dickason, Megan Heeres, Rod Klingelhofer, and Jeremy Noonan. The show opens at at Cave Gallery in Detroit’s Russell Industrial Center on Saturday, August 1.
Frelinghuysen was interviewed in the July 29, 2015 edition of the Metro Times, discussing the exhibition, her practice, and life as an artist in Detroit.
I lived in New York in grad school. The ability to have the space that I have for the amount of money that I have it would not be possible there, and also have time to work on my work. Like Patti Smith said — she keeps saying that all artists should move to Detroit and not New York now, that Detroit is what New York was like in the ‘70s. There’s some truth to it. I think once people get into it though, they have to realize that Detroit is not New York.
I think if I had moved back to New York, I wouldn’t have gotten as much interest or exposure with my work as I would as being in Detroit, because there is so much interest in Detroit right now. I’m sure I wouldn’t have shown at the Mattress Factory if I was a New York artist. I wouldn’t have been making the same work.
Opening reception: 6 - 9 pm Saturday, Aug. 1
Russell Industrial Center, 1600 Clay
Building Four, 3rd floor
“Desert Words,” watercolor, Jessica Frelinghuysen, 2015.