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.