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Welcome to our tenth episode of Y2K GROUP CHAT featuring artist Frankie Phillips. We recorded this episode in early March 2021. We speak with Frankie about his work featuring coat hangers and t-shirts collaged to make new visionary paintings, ideas of fashion, barriers, symbolism, the materiality of his work, and diaries.
Frankie Phillips is an emerging artist living and working in Ridgewood, Queens. He received a BFA from RISD in Providence, RI. This podcast episode was made on the occasion of Frankie’s third solo exhibition with Y2K group.
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Audio timestamps below:
0:00 - Intro
0:20 - Hi–we are live
1:53 - Coat hanger origins
3:28 - Why move away from the standard canvas size
4:29 - Butterflies + ears
6:34 - Shirts + hangers
10:47 - Why did you start using clothes in your work?
12:32 - What do you think about fashion and how you dress yourself?
14:45 - Are you using clothes for texture or as another material?
17:41 - Wires and barriers in the paintings
21:30 - Scars and symbolism
23:16 - Bleached/washed out palette in the work and the figures
27:01 - Cosmic beings
29:05 - “Another Eyelash” sculptural work
30:31 - “Existential Eyelash” painting
35:47 - Self-portraiture/reflection
37:22 - Figure in “Cowlick Diary”
42:50 - Diary book in painting
46:13 - Outro