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.
LAUNCH F18 is delighted to partner with the curatorial collective, Good To Know in Miami, Florida for the immersive exhibition, We Buy Gold. We will be featuring work by Didi Rojas and Julie K. Gray. The exhibition will be on view during Art Basel Miami Beach and opens on Thursday, December 5th and will remain on view through January 7th. To read more about the exhibition and to see a complete list of it's programming please click here.
On view at the Rhode Island School of Design Memorial Hall is Covering As Much of The Sky, a solo exhibition by Meena Hasan. The exhibition features a selection of Hasan's paintings spanning over several years of work, and numouries different series. The exhibition opened on Tuesday, November 19 and remains on view through Thursday, December 5th.
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.
Watch Didi Rojas discuss her recent solo exhibition, You're Doing Amazing Sweetie. Producer, Shooter and Editor, Brett Lenhoff captures Rojas in her studio as she speaks about the evolution of her work, and the deep rooted connection to shoes, popular culture and her vision as a sculptor. Please click the link below to watch the complete video.
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. Field Projects is a New York City based project space located in the heart of Chelsea's gallery district. As an artist run space, they are committed to opening the field of exhibition opportunities to other working artists. For more information and how to apply please follow the link below.
To coincide with Didi's solo exhibition,You're Doing Amazing Sweetie, the gallery will be hosting an artist talk on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and RSVP is required. For more information and to RSVP please click the link below.
Didi Rojas is creating a ceramic version of a fashion item every month for the new Vogue Italia. Her close collaborator, upcoming director Emily Okuda-Overhoff documents and a fun and playful video the making of the Maison Margiela shoe featured in the September Issue of Vogue Italia. For a link to the see the video please click on the article.
Opening on September 12th, Andrej Dubravsky will be presenting a solo exhibition at the remarkably prestigious, Ales South Bohemian Gallery located in the Czech Republic. Glyphosate Orgy features an ambitious installation of work spanning through out Andrej's already prolific career, covering many of the walls from floor to ceiling with paintings, and oftentimes even overlapping one another. Click here to read more about the exhibition.
LAUNCH F18 is delighted to announce our new partnership with the online art sales platform Artspace.com. The gallery launches its partnership featuring available works by Nathan Dilworth, Meena Hasan, Erika Mahr, Frankie Rice and Didi Rojas. Artspace is an e-commerce platform which performs like an online marketplace. The online service began in 2011 and was founded by Christopher E. Vroom and Catherine Levene. To date it is said to include over 2,000 active artists from 400 galleries around the world.
LAUNCH F18 and Grimm Artisanal Ales is delighted to present Tribeca Summer Saturday, a closing reception event for the gallery's group exhibition, Future Starts Slow, taking place on Saturday, August 17th from 1-6 PM. The event is also in collaboration with Tribeca based gallery, Y2K Group, also located at 373 Broadway, Suite 518. The event is free and open to the public.
On the occasion of LAUNCH F18's group exhibition, Future Starts Slow, co-curator of the show, Christin Graham sat down with participating artist, Corinne Bernard to discuss her studio practices, relationship with art, and voice as a young emerging artist. We're delighted to present this thoughtful and personal conversation between the both of them. Please click here to read the full conversation.
Opening on Saturday, August 17th, Erika Mahr will be participating in the group exhibition Summer Invitational I, highlighting a group of outdoor sculptures at White Rock Center for Sculptural Arts in Holmes, NY. The exhibition features 21 artists including: Justin Adian, David Baskin, Sarah Bednarek, Jason Alexander Byers, Nick Des Cognets, Kate Starbuck Elliot, Rachel Frank, Lucas Kelly, Elisa Lindsay, Tom Kotik, Erika Mahr, Alison McNulty, Colin O'Con, Megan Pahmier, David Pappaceno, Steve Pauley, Jonathan Peck, Courtney Puckett, Amy Ritter, Courtney Trampish and Andrew Zarou.
Erika Mahr was recently featured in Volumne 26 of Cybernetics & Human Knowing: A Journal of Second Order Cybernetics, Autopoiesis & Cybersemiotics. Cybernetics and Human Knowing is a quarterly international multi- and transdisciplinary journal focusing on second-order cybernetics and cybersemiotic approaches. The recent publication features several works from Erika's most recent body of work, Erasure's.
We are delighted to present a unique pop-up collaboration with Davis Editions. The pop-up event will feature 5 limited edition prints by Brooklyn based artist Dan Perkins, who is also currently on view in our group exhibition, Future Starts Slow. We are thrilled to present these works for this special and unique one day event.
On July 5th Andrej Dubravsky opens Potential Wasted an exhibition of new works at Dittrich & Schlechtriem in Berlin. In spanning representation, abstraction, landscape, and queer figuration, Dúbravský’s painting is ripe with art-historical references from Paul Klee to Helen Frankenthaler. This is Andrej's third solo exhibition with the gallery.
Watch Meena Hasan & Tommy Kha discuss their exhibition Other Echoes Inhabit The Garden. Producer Ronan Babbit captures the two artist in conversation within their exhibition, and reveals the deep and personal meaning behind the work and collaboration.
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.
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.
Larva Run 2 by Andrej Dúbravský presents his three latest series of paintings, which he has been working on since last year, both in New York and Rastislavice. This exhibition also presents his collaboration with fashion designer Michaela Bednárová and ceramic designer Simona Janišová.
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.
Congratulations to Tommy Kha for being selected for the the Hyères 2019 Award in Photography. A total of 700 photographers entered this year’s awards, with the final 10 picked out by a jury that included Craig McDean (photographer, president of the jury); Marc Ascoli (creative director, AnOther Paris); Patrice Haddad (producer, Première Heure Paris) and EvaO’Leary (winner of the 2018 Grand Prix).
Curated by Gio Black Peter, The Violators is a group exhibition of queer artists whose works have been targeted by censorship on social media. Featuring: Alex La Cruz , Anne Lamb, Ari Fraser, Benjamin Ackermann, Brian Kenny, Bruce LaBruce, Damien Blottiere, Edwin Pabon & Will Wikle, Frankie Rice, Gerardo Vizmanos, Gio Black Peter, Josh Paul Thomas, Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert, Madeline Bohm, Matt Lambert, Natasha Gornik, Nicky Miller, Oliver Sarley, Paco Y Manolo, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Ruben Esparza, Slava Mogutin, Stuart Sandford, Ty Cooperman, and Ziggy Black.
Frankie Rice will be participating in a two-person exhibition along with artist Gio Black Peter. Gesticulation opens on Friday, October 12, 2018 at LaMontagne Gallery in Boston, MA. For this exhibition, Rice will be exhibiting new sculptures, as a return to his three-dimensions tendencies. The sculptural work of Rice stands side by side with a series of abstract paintings by Gio Black Peter as a monumental statement against the limiting concept of art consisting merely of onjects on display. The exhibition will be on view through November 13, 2018. LaMontagne Gallery is located at 460 Harrison Avenue , A16, Boston, MA.
In our new ongoing series, Mixtape, we take a look at New Hampshire based artist Michael Phillips. A young and talented individual, who in his recent work is striking at the chore of abstract painting with a fresh and fascinating visual vocabulary. Regardless of his location or geographical demographic the talented painter strikes at the heart of his fellow metropolitan peers. We discovered Michael through mutual friends and the owners of Kelley Stelling Contemporary, an up and coming gallery located in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Launch F18 will be featuring a selection from it's private collection in the upcoming exhibition Within The Collection at the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, NH. The Exhibition will open on Friday, February 3 and remain on view through Sunday, March 12, 2017. Selected works from the gallery's private collection will include Tyler Lafreniere, Jack Pierson, Glen Scheffer and Christo among others.