“I don’t think I’ve come to a resolve,” says Frei about this recent work, and her ongoing exploration of beauty. “But I think I am more comfortable with the idea that I don’t have to be resolved, and that it’s an ambiguous thing. For a long time I just wanted answers, and that’s not how creativity works. I think it’s an important subject to talk about in terms of edges because edges are constantly shifting.” Look at these works and it is obvious that Frei is a painter first, dealing with issues of aesthetics, but she is also a woman, dealing honestly and courageously with realities of what it means to be a woman. These ephemeral glimpses are timeless and they are truthful, and Frei loves the journey of being an artist, and learning and exploring and discovering.
Read Ehren Clark’s preview of Lindsay Frei’s MFA exhibition, where the Salt Lake City explores her own relationship to beauty. Find it in the September 2014 edition of 15 Bytes.