Tyler Lafreniere will be participating an upcoming auction to benefit Hampshire College in collaboration with Mrs. Gallery. In order to keep Hampshire College independent and functioning, the primary need is an ambitious fundraising goal. Over 25 artists, each of whom have either attended as students or served as faculty at Hampshire College, have generously donated their works to be auctioned. The auction will be on view from June 13 - June 15, 2019 with a reception on Saturday, June 15 from 5-8 PM. Works will also be available on Paddle 8 starting June 12 and remain available through June 26, 2019.
To coincide with Other Echoes Inhabit The Garden the gallery will host a conversation between Lilly Lampe, designer and renowned art critic, and artists Meena Hasan and Tommy Kha. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To view a live-stream of the event, visit LAUNCH F18's Instagram.
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.
Sympathetic Magic is a group exhibition featuring the work of Eric Ashcraft, Matthew Arnone, Grace Mattingly and Tyler Lafreniere. The exhibition explores the creation of idiosyncratic representations that attempt to change the artist’s perception of reality. Sir James George Frazier in “ The Golden Bough “ (1889) defined sympathetic magic as the realization of a magic act through either imitation or correspondance, the result of which relies heavily in the magician’s honest belief that the trick will succeed in front of a mesmerized audience.