What is Queer Gardening? Why do we celebrate Pride month? How can we address gender issues through art? We discuss all of this and more with our guest Frankie Toan! Frankie is an artist who works mostly with craft and DIY materials and techniques to create large plush sculptures, interactive works, and installations.
Links From This Episode:
Frankie’s Collective: secretlovecollective.com
Article: Queer Undergrowth by Joe Crowdy
Frankie’s Cool Shirt: wackywacko.com
Based in Denver, Frankie Toan (they/them/theirs) is an artist working mostly with craft and DIY materials and techniques to create large plush sculptures, interactive works, and immersive installations. Frankie holds a BFA in Craft/Material studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s studies. Their current body of work consists of elongated or engorged body parts tied, arranged, and installed in conversation with each other, creating fantasy bodies. Frankie has participated in many group shows and collaborations nationwide. Recent projects include a commission for Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape immersive ride at Elitch Gardens and their public art installation “Public Body” for “Between Us Alleys”- a public art intervention project in downtown Denver. They have had residencies at RedLine (CO) and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (TN) among other places. An avid mystery theatre fan, Frankie has written 3 mystery theatre plots, including the collaborative production [Colony 933].
Learn more about Frankie Toan and see their work on their website: fetoan.com
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