PHRANC'S TOYS!SUN VALLEY PROPERTY NEWSJANUARY 2017 ISSUE
Toys. The great unifying force. Who doesn’t break into a grin at the memory of a favorite childhood plaything? Even the terrible Burgermeister Meisterburger had a softening moment when handed a yoyo in the holiday classic, Santa Claus is Coming to Town. If these past few months have you feeling a little Bergermeister-ish, be sure to attend Phranc’s 'TOYS' show, part of Friesen Gallery’s 30th anniversary celebration on December 29. 'Making toys for this show let me time travel,' says Phranc. 'I have created toys that I once had. Toys I wished for but never got. Toys my father had. Toys my brother had. Toys my friends had. Toys that I dreamed of having.' . . .
IT HAPPENED IN SUN VALLEY: PHRANC AT FRIESENSUN VALLEY PROPERTY NEWSJANUARY 2015 ISSUE
Visual artist and musician Phranc is as iconic as the art she creates. Rising to fame on the Los Angeles punk rock scene in the 1980s, Phranc toured as the opening act for many well-known bands of the era, including a long stretch with Morrissey (The Smiths). While better known then for her musical prowess, Phranc was also making her mark as an emerging pop artist with shows in New York and L.A. These days, Phranc is is still producing music, and her paper and cardboard sculptural art is gaining serious traction, with comparisons to the work of Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. . .