Didi Rojas

Felt Cute, Might Delete Later

May 7 – June 11, 2022

Didi Rojas. Felt Cute, Might Delete Later. May 7 - June 11, 2022. LAUNCH F18, New York

Didi Rojas. Felt Cute, Might Delete Later. May 7 - June 11, 2022. LAUNCH F18, New York

Didi Rojas
To cheer up, whisper “beep boop” to yourself. Repeat until not sad​, ​2021-2022
Shoelaces woven over canvas
20 x 24 in (50.8 x 60.9 cm)
Unique

Didi Rojas
I really don’t think I’m like other girls but whatever, you’ll believe what you want to believe​, ​2021-2022
Ceramic
11 x 4.5 x 5.5 in (27.9 x 11.4 x 13.9 cm)
Unique

Didi Rojas
I think that the meaning of life is really just that it's an​ ​ever evolving love story between one and oneself​, ​2021-2022
Shoelaces woven over canvas
20 x 24 in (50.8 x 60.9 cm)
Unique

Didi Rojas. In her studio, Brooklyn, NY. 2022

Didi Rojas. Felt Cute, Might Delete Later. May 7 - June 11, 2022. LAUNCH F18, New York

Didi Rojas
A v honest self portrait of the artist​, ​2021-2022
Ceramic
12.5 x 9 x 9.5 in (31.5 x 22.8 x 24.1 cm)
Unique

Didi Rojas. Felt Cute, Might Delete Later. May 7 - June 11, 2022. LAUNCH F18, New York

Didi Rojas
Entertaining the idea that I may be the love of my life​, ​2021-2022
Shoelaces woven over canvas
36 x 40 in (91.44 x 101.6 cm)
Unique

Didi Rojas
Entertaining the idea that I may be the love of my life​ (detail), ​2021-2022
Shoelaces woven over canvas
36 x 40 in (91.44 x 101.6 cm)
Unique

Didi Rojas. Felt Cute, Might Delete Later. May 7 - June 11, 2022. LAUNCH F18, New York

Didi Rojas

I wish I was good at lying and worse at forgiving. I also wish this wasn’t the title for this piece

but it makes sense as I write it, 2022
Shoelaces woven over canvas
24 x 20 in (60.96 x 50.8 cm)
Unique

Didi Rojas
My toxic trait might very well be trying to always see the best in people​, ​2021-2022
Shoelaces woven over canvas
12 x 16 in (30.48 x 40.6 cm)
Unique

Didi Rojas
People say I'm too nice. If I wasn't would people say anything?, 2022
Shoelaces woven over canvas
48 x 40 in (121.92 x 101.6 cm)
Unique

Didi Rojas. Felt Cute, Might Delete Later. May 7 - June 11, 2022. LAUNCH F18, New York

Didi Rojas
Here to report that we can’t live, love and laugh at the same time​, ​2021-2022
Ceramic
12 x 12 x 5.5 in (30.5 x 30.5 x 13.9cm)
Unique

Didi Rojas. Felt Cute, Might Delete Later. May 7 - June 11, 2022. LAUNCH F18, New York

Didi Rojas
You ever been in the same room as an ant and be like… What the hell is this ant and I doing in the same room at the same time, on the same day, in the same world?​ ​2021-2022
Shoelaces woven over canvas
12 x 14 in (30.48 x 35.56 cm)
Unique

Didi Rojas
My OK threshold keeps shifting, 2022
Shoelaces woven over canvas
18 x 16 in (45.72 x 40.64 cm)
Unique

Didi Rojas
*cries* again in Spanish, 2021-2022
Shoelaces woven over canvas
20 x 24 in (50.8 x 60.9 cm)
Unique

Didi Rojas. In her studio, Brooklyn, NY. 2022

Press Release

LAUNCH F18 is delighted to present Felt Cute, Might Delete Later, a solo exhibition by Brooklyn based artist Didi Rojas.  The exhibition opens on Saturday, May 7 from 6-8 PM and is on view through June 11, 2022.  This marks the second solo exhibition by the artist with the gallery. 

 

Felt Cute, Might Delete Later brings together two new bodies of work by Rojas, the artist’s highly recognized ceramic shoes, and a series of new woven works on canvas.  Building upon Rojas’ ability to establish artworks with a sense of playfulness, Felt Cute, Might Delete Later captures the approachability within her work, as well as the refined masterfulness within the art making itself.

 

Exhibited for the first time, these new textile pieces display first-hand the artists remarkable sophistication to art making.  At the surface of these new works, which feature intricately woven shoelaces, is a wonderful examination of abstraction. Though visually minimal, these pattern-based artworks, thread a connection directly to her popular three-dimensional ceramic sculptures.  True to all of Rojas’ artmaking, the sculptures and wall works throughout the exhibition come from the artists own hands, capturing raw characteristics of the artist herself.

 

The exhibition’s title alludes to the popularized meme, capturing momentary playfulness, with the notion that this personal self-expression might change shortly.  For Rojas, her work takes on these similar personalities and characteristics, which embody a collection of emotions, perspectives, and nods to contemporary popular culture.    

 

Throughout the works exhibited are compositions screaming with structure, foundation, and the intertwining of not so disparate threads.  With great softness, Felt Cute, Might Delete Later quietly displays a unique sense of unity, threading together not only patterns, or clay, but also a symbolic bond.  The works featured in this sophomore solo exhibition by the artist, calmly reach out to the viewer, suggesting personal connection, repair, and ultimately capturing elements of bonds we all share.  Felt Cute, Might Delete Later not only evokes these human-like connections through thread and clay, but they also embody them as well, allowing to simultaneously be both assertive and intimate simply through their hand-made creation. 

 

For more information or a preview of this exhibition please email us at: info@launchf18.com

Didi Rojas was born in 1993 in Cali, Colombia.  She graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.  Previous group exhibitions include “In Search of Us,” MoMA PopRally, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2017); “Nothing In Isolation,” Pablo’s Birthday, New York, NY (2018); “Melted City 4,” Yui Gallery, New York, NY (2018); “The Ashtray Show,” Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2018); “Maiden Form,” Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY (2018), “Read? Okay!,” Naughton Gallery at Queens University in Belfast, UK (2018) and “Clay Today,” The Hole, New York, NY (2018).  Didi's debut solo exhibition, "You're Doing Amazing Sweetie" opened at the gallery's Tribeca location in September 2019.  Didi lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.