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Creative Reuse Store & Community Art Center

 

ReCreative Denver is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting creativity, community and environmental stewardship through creative reuse & arts education.

 

Current Exhibitions

 
 
  September 7 - September 28    Find the World Where You Are   FRANKIE TOAN  Frankie Toan is an artist working mostly with craft and DIY materials and techniques to create large plush sculptures, interactive works, and installations. With an emphasis on labor and process, Frankie explores the complexities of touch, connection, and embodiment. Some of Frankie’s work consists of elongated engorged body parts tied, arranged, and installed in conversation with each other, creating fantasy bodies. These pieces are simultaneously childish and monstrous, deviant and domestic. Currently they are also exploring portraiture in fabric, and social media as a form of landscape. Frankie holds a BFA in Craft/Material studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s studies. Originally trained as a metalsmith and metal fabricator, Frankie has recently been following their love of fiber and all things soft. Frankie has participated in many group shows and collaborations nationwide. Having previously completed several residencies including a year at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, they have recently concluded a two-year residency at Redline in Denver, CO. Frankie is currently based in Denver.   www.fetoan.com

September 7 - September 28

Find the World Where You Are

FRANKIE TOAN

Frankie Toan is an artist working mostly with craft and DIY materials and techniques to create large plush sculptures, interactive works, and installations. With an emphasis on labor and process, Frankie explores the complexities of touch, connection, and embodiment. Some of Frankie’s work consists of elongated engorged body parts tied, arranged, and installed in conversation with each other, creating fantasy bodies. These pieces are simultaneously childish and monstrous, deviant and domestic. Currently they are also exploring portraiture in fabric, and social media as a form of landscape. Frankie holds a BFA in Craft/Material studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s studies. Originally trained as a metalsmith and metal fabricator, Frankie has recently been following their love of fiber and all things soft. Frankie has participated in many group shows and collaborations nationwide. Having previously completed several residencies including a year at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, they have recently concluded a two-year residency at Redline in Denver, CO. Frankie is currently based in Denver.

www.fetoan.com