Zefrey Throwell: Frank Prattled

Frank Prattled
Zefrey Throwell Solo Show
November 18 – December 10, 2006
Frank Prattle-a-thon Live from Triple Base: Sunday, November 19th, 11am-7pm


San Francisco is a hornet’s nest of art activity…what surprises me is the lack of critical dialogue that transpires here,” says Zefrey Throwell describing the impetus behind his radio show “Frank Prattle.” Triple Base presents a survey exhibition of Throwell’s radio program archives as well as Throwell’s cunning portraits of his past show guests. On Sunday November 19th, Triple Base will host a marathon day of live radio interviews featuring artists, arts professionals and live music in the 24th Street storefront gallery.

Frank Prattle introduces Bay Area-based and visiting artists, gallerists, critics, curators, and writers to a wider public. The show educates the local community about various art exhibitions while contributing an essential critical voice and dialog that is lacking in the region. Zefrey Throwell, a recent transplant from Portland and Alaskan native, recognized this void in his new hometown and quickly acted to provide a solution. Past guests have included Larry Rinder, Jack Hanley, Kate Fowle, John Trippe, Harrell Fletcher, Eleanor Harwood, Courtney Fink, and Chris Perez just to name a few.

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Zefrey hosted eight hours of radio programming at Triple Base Gallery on Sunday, November 19th as part of Neighborhood Public Radio

Off the pedestal and on to the mic, we got down to the nitty gritty and did some Frank Prattling. There were interviews galore, as well as art-stars hosting their own programs. Listen in if you happen to miss it!

Guests included:

-Apsara DiQuinzio (SFMOMA)
-Rene de Guzman (Yerba Buena Center for Arts)
-Meg Schiffler (San Francisco Arts Commision)
-Stephen Wirtz (Stephen Wirtz Gallery)
-Renny Pritikin (Nelson Gallery)
-Berin Golonu (Yerba Buena Center for Arts)
-Glen Helfand (Artforum, SFAI, CCA, Mills)
-Steven Wolf (Steven Wolf Fine Arts)
-Courtney Fink (Southern Exposure)
-Robert Shimshak (Collector)
-Alan Bamberger (Art Business)
-Tony Labat (Artist, SFAI)
-Laurie Lazer (The Luggage Store)
-Sue Costabile (Egopark Gallery)
-Kyle Mock (SF Artist)
-Kevin Slagle (Egopark Gallery)
-Jonathon Keats (Artist)
-Chris Duncan (Artist)
-Heather Marx (Heather Marx Gallery)
-Steve Zavattero (Heather Marx Gallery)
-Brion Nuda Rosch (Artist, Adobe Books)
-John Trippe (Fecal Face)
-Jon Brumit (Artist, NPR)
-Lee Montgomery (Artist, NPR)

Listen to Frank Prattle archives including this event

“I drove in from Mendocino to appear on Frank Prattle and it was worth it.”
-Larry Rinder, Dean of CCA

“It was a little now and a little wow. All that I hoped for and more. It was especially nice that Frank didn’t harsh my mellow.”
-Jack Hanley, Jack Hanley Gallery

This is made possible by the generous support of Southern Exposure and a Creative Work Fund Grant.