Didi Rojas was asked to create a ceramic edition of the Reebok Classic Leather Legacy 'Toast' sneaker for ASOS and their new Reebok Toast Pack collection. The video was presented as an adversitment for Reebok Europe and captures a fun a playful look at Didi's ceramic and shoe building process.
LAUNCH F18 is pleased to participate in the Future Fair virtual Holiday Market showcasing several new ceramic works by, Didi Rojas. The online art fair will be featuring original artworks, editions and objects up to $5000. A coterie of art dealers, independent curators and design studios. The online fair will be opening on Black Friday, November 27 and remain live through Friday, December 18, 2020.
LAUNCH F18 alongside artist, Erika Mahr are absolutely delighted to donate a portion of the proceeds from Erika's online Viewing Room, paper folds. Proceeds from this online presentation will go towards The Ladies of Hope Ministries, an organization focused on helping disenfranchised and marginalized women transition back into society through resources and access to high-quality education, entrepreneurship, spiritual empowerment, advocacy and housing.
B.D. Graft will be featured in the group exhibition, Antisocial Isolation at Saatchi Gallery in London, England. The exhibition brings together a collection of some of the most exciting early-career artists working today. Antisocial Isolation is on view from October 29 - November 29, 2020 at Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road. The exhibition was organized in partnership with Delphian Gallery.
Didi Rojas partnered with adidas to create her own ZX 2K BOOST sneaker from ceramics. Together Didi and adidas created a 15 minute video showcasing the artist's process and inside look at her fun and vibrant studio practice for the comany's How's It's Made with ZXience video series.
Didi Rojas will be featured in the group exhibition, The Planter Show a group exhibition of sculptural planters, flower pots, and abstract containers in which plant life can grow, created by 40 contemporary artists and designers. Featuring over 40 works, the exhibition stems from humanity’s enduring effort to establish meaningful, nondestructive relationships with the natural world, and examines the power of the vessel as a sacred container and conceptual metaphor.
Meena Hasan will be exhibiting in the group exhibition, Good Pictures curated by Austin Lee at Jeffrey Deitch (New York). The exhibition opens on Saturday, September 24 and will remain on view through November 7, 2020. Including works from over 25 artists, the exhibition features Genesis Belanger, Judy Chicago, Julie Curtiss, Louis Fratino, Marilyn Minter, Erik Parker and many others.
B.D. Graft is included in the group exhibition, Paradisia at Mini Galerie in Amsterdam. The exhibition features the work of 20 national and international artists, including: Cody Hudson, Merijn Hos + Ted Parker, B.D. Graft, Malin Gabriella Nordin, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, Matthew Craven, Atelier Bingo, Jonathan Ryan Storm, Louis Reith, Joost Stokhof, Anouk Griffioen, Liesbeth Piena, Floor van het Nederend, Jordy Kerwick, Paul Wackers, Bradley Kerl, Tim Biskup, Nazif Lopulissa, Stephen Eichhorn and Emily Ferretti.
Through August 15, 2020, Didi Rojas will be featured in the group exhibition, Crescendo at New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. The group exhibition features over 20 artists and opened on August 1, 2020. To learn more about the exhibition please follow the link below.
The Newport Art Museum will present its 2020 Benefit Art Auction in support of art, artists, and the Museum from August 8 – 29, 2020. This virtual auction will feature the work of 70 established artists, including Nathan Dilworth who have donated works, including paintings, prints, and photographs. The event will be hosted by the online auction house, Bidsquare.
In connection with Gracelee Lawrence’s Viewing Room, Thick Pulp of Life, Christin Graham sat down with the artist, to dive deep into her influences, drive as an artist, and overall commitment to the arts beyond just her studio practices. Gracelee is a Brooklyn based artist whose sculptures draw from historical and cultural references, merged with incredible cutting edge technology.
We at LAUNCH F18 stand in solidarity with black communities in the US and around the world. Our artists, members of our team and beyond, denounce all forms of racism and police brutality. We are honored to announce that LAUNCH F18 and Clifford Prince King will donate 100% of all sales from Want 2 Love U to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute. In addition we are organizing a special 14 x 11 in open edition of each work by the artist. These prints are each $250, and available through our online store.
LAUNCH F18 is absolutely delighted to announce the addition of B.D. Graft to the gallery roster. B.D. joins the gallery's programing after his recent solo exhibition Planted Thoughts, which opened with much acclaim and remarkable attendance in February. The gallery is honored to continue to support such a talented individual whose remarkable work has deeply connected with people all through out the world. We are excited to announce his representation in partnership with ABSTRACT GALLERY.
LAUNCH F18 is delighted to participate in the inaugural edition of Future Fair and their online presentation exclusively featured on Artsy. The gallery is thrilled to feature a solo presentation of new work by, Nathan Dilworth. Future Fair Online opens Wednesday, May 6th and remain on view through Saturday, June 6, 2020. For more information please follow the link below.
LAUNCH F18 is absolutely delighted to have partnered with Island Farm Press for Prints By Post, a unique series of screen printed postcards with all proceeds benefiting the International Rescue Committee. Artists Corinne Bernard, B.D. Graft, Meena Hasan, Tommy Kha, Erika Mahr, Frankie Rice, Didi Rojas and Bradford Willingham individually contributed works for this remarkable cause. Follow the link below to find out more information on this remarkable benefit financially assisting the IRC and its efforts to combat COVID-19 and those deeply affected by the global crisis.
In January Andrej Dubravsky launched a new zine project called ANDREJ. This personal, honest, playful and beautifully artistic catalogue captures an almost autobiographical look into the artist’s life through images, text and everyday encounters. ANDREJ is now in its third edition, releasing a new 128 page catalogue once a month to subscribers.
Didi Rojas, along with her twin, Mars Rojas recently opened the unique and exciting new company, Beep Beep Boop Book NYC. Vogue, and writer Brooke Bobb took the time to speak with Didi on her new ceramic venture, and discuss their incredible passion for wearable art, and customized buttons.
In conjunction with his current solo exhibition, Planted Thoughts we're delighted to feature an online viewing room of works by B.D. Graft. The viewing room is organized in partnership with ABSTRACT GALLERY, and features a limited selection of new works from the exhibition. For more information please follow the link below or head over to Artsy to an array of images of the presentation and inquire about available works.
To ensure the safety and well-being of our artists, visitors, and the public, LAUNCH F18 will temporarily close starting Saturday, March 14. This decision was made in response to the public health crisis around Coronavirus (COVID-19) and follows recommendations from New York state and local governments. During this time, our gallery will be open by appointment only. For further information please read more continue reading here.
Didi Rojas recently collaborated with the fashion line, GOAT for a unique series of colorful and fun ceramic charms, featured with a pair of Nike Air Force 1’s. This fun and incredibly unique collaboration launched during New York Fashion Week 2020 as part of their DIY campaign, and highlights a rare and special body of work by the artist.
Andrej Dubravsky was the focus of a special project with the Slovakian newspaper, Denník N. The unique edition featured illustrations of Andrej's paintings throughout the entire newspaper, as well as the featured cover photo too. The unqie production included over fifteen works by the artist, spanning the majority of his career with paintings from 2014 as well as some of his more recent bodies of work.
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. Hoarders House opens on Thursday, January 9 from 6-8 PM and will remain on view through February 8, 2020. The exhibition includes over 20 artists and marks the first time LAUNCH F18 and Field Projects have worked together. To read the complete press release and for more information please click the link below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.