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"A Public Tête-à-Tête" works by Jessica Frelinghuysen
"A Public Tête-à-Tête" works by Jessica Frelinghuysen

"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 kinesthetic 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."

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