LAUNCH F18 is pleased to participate in the Future Fair virtual Holiday Market showcasing several new ceramic works by, Didi Rojas. The online art fair will be featuring original artworks, editions and objects up to $5000. A coterie of art dealers, independent curators and design studios. The online fair will be opening on Black Friday, November 27 and remain live through Friday, December 18, 2020.
LAUNCH F18 alongside artist, Erika Mahr are absolutely delighted to donate a portion of the proceeds from Erika's online Viewing Room, paper folds. Proceeds from this online presentation will go towards The Ladies of Hope Ministries, an organization focused on helping disenfranchised and marginalized women transition back into society through resources and access to high-quality education, entrepreneurship, spiritual empowerment, advocacy and housing.
B.D. Graft will be featured in the group exhibition, Antisocial Isolation at Saatchi Gallery in London, England. The exhibition brings together a collection of some of the most exciting early-career artists working today. Antisocial Isolation is on view from October 29 - November 29, 2020 at Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road. The exhibition was organized in partnership with Delphian Gallery.
Didi Rojas partnered with adidas to create her own ZX 2K BOOST sneaker from ceramics. Together Didi and adidas created a 15 minute video showcasing the artist's process and inside look at her fun and vibrant studio practice for the comany's How's It's Made with ZXience video series.
Didi Rojas will be featured in the group exhibition, The Planter Show a group exhibition of sculptural planters, flower pots, and abstract containers in which plant life can grow, created by 40 contemporary artists and designers. Featuring over 40 works, the exhibition stems from humanity’s enduring effort to establish meaningful, nondestructive relationships with the natural world, and examines the power of the vessel as a sacred container and conceptual metaphor.
Meena Hasan will be exhibiting in the group exhibition, Good Pictures curated by Austin Lee at Jeffrey Deitch (New York). The exhibition opens on Saturday, September 24 and will remain on view through November 7, 2020. Including works from over 25 artists, the exhibition features Genesis Belanger, Judy Chicago, Julie Curtiss, Louis Fratino, Marilyn Minter, Erik Parker and many others.
On view through September at Hájovňa in Slovakia is Fermented House by Andrej Dubravsky. The exhibition is an ongoing project by the artist, recreating the appearance of an interior from an individual's own house within the museum.
Through August 15, 2020, Didi Rojas will be featured in the group exhibition, Crescendo at New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. The group exhibition features over 20 artists and opened on August 1, 2020. To learn more about the exhibition please follow the link below.
In connection with Gracelee Lawrence’s Viewing Room, Thick Pulp of Life, Christin Graham sat down with the artist, to dive deep into her influences, drive as an artist, and overall commitment to the arts beyond just her studio practices. Gracelee is a Brooklyn based artist whose sculptures draw from historical and cultural references, merged with incredible cutting edge technology.
We at LAUNCH F18 stand in solidarity with black communities in the US and around the world. Our artists, members of our team and beyond, denounce all forms of racism and police brutality. We are honored to announce that LAUNCH F18 and Clifford Prince King will donate 100% of all sales from Want 2 Love U to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute. In addition we are organizing a special 14 x 11 in open edition of each work by the artist. These prints are each $250, and available through our online store.
LAUNCH F18 is absolutely delighted to announce the addition of B.D. Graft to the gallery roster. B.D. joins the gallery's programing after his recent solo exhibition Planted Thoughts, which opened with much acclaim and remarkable attendance in February. The gallery is honored to continue to support such a talented individual whose remarkable work has deeply connected with people all through out the world. We are excited to announce his representation in partnership with ABSTRACT GALLERY.
LAUNCH F18 is absolutely delighted to have partnered with Island Farm Press for Prints By Post, a unique series of screen printed postcards with all proceeds benefiting the International Rescue Committee. Artists Corinne Bernard, B.D. Graft, Meena Hasan, Tommy Kha, Erika Mahr, Frankie Rice, Didi Rojas and Bradford Willingham individually contributed works for this remarkable cause. Follow the link below to find out more information on this remarkable benefit financially assisting the IRC and its efforts to combat COVID-19 and those deeply affected by the global crisis.
In January Andrej Dubravsky launched a new zine project called ANDREJ. This personal, honest, playful and beautifully artistic catalogue captures an almost autobiographical look into the artist’s life through images, text and everyday encounters. ANDREJ is now in its third edition, releasing a new 128 page catalogue once a month to subscribers.
Didi Rojas, along with her twin, Mars Rojas recently opened the unique and exciting new company, Beep Beep Boop Book NYC. Vogue, and writer Brooke Bobb took the time to speak with Didi on her new ceramic venture, and discuss their incredible passion for wearable art, and customized buttons.
In conjunction with his current solo exhibition, Planted Thoughts we're delighted to feature an online viewing room of works by B.D. Graft. The viewing room is organized in partnership with ABSTRACT GALLERY, and features a limited selection of new works from the exhibition. For more information please follow the link below or head over to Artsy to an array of images of the presentation and inquire about available works.
Didi Rojas recently collaborated with the fashion line, GOAT for a unique series of colorful and fun ceramic charms, featured with a pair of Nike Air Force 1’s. This fun and incredibly unique collaboration launched during New York Fashion Week 2020 as part of their DIY campaign, and highlights a rare and special body of work by the artist.
Andrej Dubravsky was the focus of a special project with the Slovakian newspaper, Denník N. The unique edition featured illustratiovns of Andrej's paintings throughout the entire newspaper, as well as the featured cover photo too. The unqie production included over fifteen works by the artist, spanning the majority of his career with paintings from 2014 as well as some of his more recent bodies of work.
Christin Graham and Sam Trioli will be featured as guest curators for the New York City based gallery, Field Projects in their Winter 2020 Open Call. Hoarders House opens on Thursday, January 9 from 6-8 PM and will remain on view through February 8, 2020. The exhibition includes over 20 artists and marks the first time LAUNCH F18 and Field Projects have worked together. To read the complete press release and for more information please click the link below.
To take stock of the past year, Artforum asked an international group of artists to select a single exhibition or event that most memorably captured their eye in 2019. Andrej Dubravsky was one of the over 30 artists asked to participate in this fantastic article surveying what stood out from some of the worlds most important creators today.
On the occasion of LAUNCH F18's group exhibition, My Hollywood Mirror, co-curator of the show, Christin Graham sat down with participating artist, Rachael Tarravechia to discuss her studio practices, relationship with painting, and obsession with La Croix and wasabi beans. We're delighted to present this fun and personal conversation between the both of them. Please click here to read the full conversation.
LAUNCH F18 is delighted to announce the addition of Meena Hasan to the gallery roster. Meena joins the gallery's programing after her widely successful two-person exhibition with the gallery, Other Echoes In Habit The Garden, which opened in May 2019 and featured the work of long-time friend and colleague, Tommy Kha. The gallery is thrilled to continue to support such a talented artist whose thoughtful and dynamic paintings bring a remarkable perspective and achievement to the medium.
LAUNCH F18 is delighted to announce the addition of Didi Rojas to the gallery roster. Didi joins the gallery's programing after her recent solo exhibition with the gallery, You're Doing Amazing Sweetie, which opened with much critical acclaim in September 2019. The gallery is thrilled to continue to support such a talented individual whose remarkable ceramic sculptures have connected with people both nationally and internationally.
“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.
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.