More As You Wish It Were

Curated By Christin Graham

SEPTEMBER 9 – OCTOBER 15, 2022

Eriko Hattori
Fire is Coming, 2020
Gouache on Paper
23 x 17.5 in (58.42 x 44.45 cm)
Unique

More As You Wish It Were, curated by Christin Graham.

September 9 - October 15, 2022. LAUNCH F18, New York

Orlando Estrada
Scenic Fire #3 (Moon Effigy), 2021
Mixed media, handmade charcoal, 3D printed PLA filament, acrylic on canvas with wooden panel
23.5 x 19.5 x 7 in (59.69 x 49.53 x 17.78 cm)
Unique

More As You Wish It Were, curated by Christin Graham.

September 9 - October 15, 2022. LAUNCH F18, New York

Eriko Hattori
Fire is Coming, 2020
Gouache on Paper
23 x 17.5 in (58.42 x 44.45 cm)
Unique

Ian Faden
Over Appaloosa Drive, 2022
Oil on canvas
20 x 16 in (50.8 x 40.64 cm) 
Unique

Ian Faden
Over Appaloosa Drive, 2022
Oil on canvas
20 x 16 in (50.8 x 40.64 cm) 
Unique

Orlando Estrada
Scenic Fire #3 (Moon Effigy), 2021
Mixed media, handmade charcoal, 3D printed PLA filament, acrylic on canvas with wooden panel
23.5 x 19.5 x 7 in (59.69 x 49.53 x 17.78 cm)
Unique

Assata Mason
Supervixi, 2022
Oil on canvas
35 x 32 in (88.9 x 81.28 cm)
Unique

Press Release

LAUNCH F18 is honored to present More As You Wish It Were, a group exhibition featuring work by Orlando Estrada, Ian Faden, Eriko Hattori, Kane Huynh, and Assata Mason. 

 

In an interview with Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction, author Octavia Butler was asked to define the mission of Science Fiction writers. Her response? “Behaving as though the world were a little more as you wish it were in some way.” She used this mantra in orchestrating her characters and scenes, creating a new world of her own. 

 

And what exactly does this world look like? Is it one at last void of war, climate crisis, effects of global capitalism, racism, and other means of discrimination? Or are its contents surreal, intended to engage its audience and offer haphazard warning? Within this exhibition, artists have united to demonstrate their shifting realities in a time where fantasy is key, escapism permissible, and reprieve is necessary. The collective aim is to present a more playful and sinister look at the crucial necessity of fiction itself and associated imagery. Through line, color, gesture, and form, viewers are reminded of the power of visual narrative and the importance of reverie.

 

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