On March 8th, Launch F18 closed its final exhibition at the 94 Allen St. space in New York. As we bid farewell to the space, we remind ourselves that since its inception, one of Launch F18’s attributes has been its willingness to be malleable which, over the past 6 years, has landed us in new spaces, promoted new adventures and above all, new oppertunites for our artists.
Among this exhibition’s beautifully made works is a life-size representation of a sidewalk mailbox lying on its side. Stripped of all extraneous details and colored entirely powder blue, it has an almost immaterial quality; it’s a Platonic ideal of the standard mailbox.
Planned, organized and curated by Painting Professor Richard Heipp, the exhibition includes the work of 26 artists representing each of the school’s studio areas of concentration and features a wide variety of media, styles and approaches.
On Saturday, February 28th, Tyler Lafreniere opened a one night exhibition with the Brooklyn based non-profit Dose Projects. Sales from the exhibition went to benefit the New York City youth art program Art Start. Dos Projects was started in 2013 with the model of using "good art to do good."
Launch F18 is very excited to welcome a new chapter in 2015. As we say goodbye to the past year, we also bid farewell to our 373 Broadway location, where over 40 exhibitions have been curated since our opening in 2010. We are proud to announce the opening of our new location at 94 Allen Street in Manhattan's Lower East Side, in March of 2015.
On Friday November 14th, Arte Fuse visited Launch F18 for their final opening at its current location in Tribeca. The Gallery will be relocating to a larger space in the lower east side due to open sometime in spring 2015. The sound installation is by New York based artist Ivaylo Gueorgiev called SIR! SIR!…SORRY; which is a compilation of recorded voices by security guards taken in different museums around the world.