Nathan Dilworth and Frankie Rice

Provincetown, MA

July 29 – August 14, 2012

Frankie Rice

Untitled #2


Plastic pill bottles

11 x 7 x 1.5 inches

Nathan Dilworth



Mixed media on wood

16 x 16 x 3 inches

Press Release

Launch F18 is delighted to present Nathan Dilworth and Frankie Rice, a two-person exhibition organized by Launch F18 at Art Current in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The exhibition opens to the public on Friday, June 29 and runs until Sunday, July 15, 2012. The opening reception will be held on Friday, June 29 from 7-10 pm.

Nathan Dilworth and Frankie Rice each approach material as a lure to art making. The construction of their work is a requirement to both the concept and the form of the solidified piece. Although we can examine the process of action within each of the artists’ work, they both are fastidious, deliberately interrupting and altering in a continuous pattern of maneuvering.

Nathan and Frankie will each be exhibiting new work along with selected pieces from their recent solo exhibitions with Launch F18. They have combed the media of photography, installation and sculpture in order to present a broad diversity within their art making. As Nathan articulates his colorful forms he employs the physicality of carving into his materials, an action that appears only abstract yet, quietly references the historic symbolism of that very action.

Frankie, amidst the broader social and physical concepts within his work, iconifies his sculptures and photographs with symbolic form, bridging together the separated physical structures while balancing the complete opposite effect of tearing them apart. As we see in the image 2011 Malin there is poise amid the destruction of a blood-drenched figure and bathroom.

Nathan Dilworth was born in 1983 in Dallas, Texas. He graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005. Previous exhibitions include “Something and Something Else,” Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Venlo, The Neatherlands (2008); “Room Tones,” St. Cecilia Convent, Brooklyn, NY (2009); “Don’t Wake Up,” North Henry Annex, Brooklyn, NY (2011); “Wild Things,” Launch F18, New York, NY (2011). Nathan’s recent solo exhibition “Look For Small Recorders” opened in September of 2012 at Launch F18, New York, NY.

Frankie Rice was born in Truro, Massachusetts and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Previous exhibitions include “The name of this show is not: GAY ART NOW” curated by Jack Pierson, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY (2006); “Eliminate” curated by John Waters, Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA (2007) and “Wrestle,” Launch F18, New York, NY (2011). Frankie Rice’s recent solo exhibition titled “SOLO” opened in February of 2012 at Launch F18, New York, NY.