The Perfect Nothing Catalog

Born in Miami, Fla. in 1985, Frank Traynor is an artist and designer whose itinerant practice is currently based in Los Angeles. In 2012, Traynor gained notoriety for The Perfect Nothing Catalog, a project he began with a shack he found in upstate New York and transported to Brooklyn.
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Creating a space that existed between commercial and conceptual definitions, Traynor used The Perfect Nothing Catalog as an opportunity to explore the ephemeral function of public objects while providing a fresh and light hearted perspective on exhibition spaces and supplementing his income from working as a Christmas tree salesman, pumpkin carver, sailor on the New York Harbor and costume fabricator for the Rockettes. Traynor’s current body of work is an extension of this practice.
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