“You’re doing amazing sweetie!” said notorious momager Kris Jenner to her most famous little dividend, Kim Kardashian, during her daughter’s 2007 photo shoot for Playboy. Kris’s croon serves as the title for Didi Rojas’s first solo show in New York, which features forty-two single shoes (right foot only!) on a low pedestal in the center of the petite gallery.
Didi Rojas’ boots are not made for walking. Neither are her sneakers, flip flops, or her Balenciaga crocs, which landed office magazine's Issue 08 cover. In fact, all of her LAUNCH F18 gallery solo exhibition creations are strictly ceramic. The Brooklyn based artist’s show titled You’re Doing Amazing Sweetie will be open through October 19 with selections of Rojas' famous footwear sculptures.
LAUNCH F18 is delighted to announce our new partnership with the online art sales platform Artspace.com. The gallery launches its partnership featuring available works by Nathan Dilworth, Meena Hasan, Erika Mahr, Frankie Rice and Didi Rojas. Artspace is an e-commerce platform which performs like an online marketplace. The online service began in 2011 and was founded by Christopher E. Vroom and Catherine Levene. To date it is said to include over 2,000 active artists from 400 galleries around the world.
Shoes fascinate Brooklyn-based ceramic artist Diana Rojas. First using ceramics in college, she soon began to casting her favorite sneakers, heels, and boots using clay, making some life-size and some gigantic. In her first solo exhibition You're Doing Amazing Sweetie, Didi Rojas celebrates the beauty of footwear.
LAUNCH F18 and Grimm Artisanal Ales is delighted to present Tribeca Summer Saturday, a closing reception event for the gallery's group exhibition, Future Starts Slow, taking place on Saturday, August 17th from 1-6 PM. The event is also in collaboration with Tribeca based gallery, Y2K Group, also located at 373 Broadway, Suite 518. The event is free and open to the public.
On the occasion of LAUNCH F18's group exhibition, Future Starts Slow, co-curator of the show, Christin Graham sat down with participating artist, Corinne Bernard to discuss her studio practices, relationship with art, and voice as a young emerging artist. We're delighted to present this thoughtful and personal conversation between the both of them. Please click here to read the full conversation.
Future Starts Slow artist, Rose Vickers sat down with Sam Trioli for Riot Material to discuss her work in the gallery's current exhibition as well as her practices as a writer, critic and curator.
Meena Hasan & Tommy Kha reviewed by Emily Sun for Hyperallergic. "Echoes of Identity Across the Work of Two Asian-American Artists" provides an in depth look at the artists stunning exhibitio Other Echoes Inhabit The Garden. To read the full article please click the link below.
Watch Meena Hasan & Tommy Kha discuss their exhibition Other Echoes Inhabit The Garden. Producer, Ronan Babbit captures the two artist in conversation within their exhibition, and reveals the deep and personal meaning behind the work and collaboration.
Featured in the NY Times: Show Us Your Wall series, Frankie Rice and his sculpture "Untitled" (2015) were part of the converstation focusing on artist, writer and director John Waters, and his personal collection within his New York City home. Rice, a long time friend of Waters created this series of remarkable sculptures made from pill bottles for H.I.V. medications.