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.
Over the course of the past 15 years Co-Owner, Tim Donovan has enjoyed supporting and collecting art from artists of all career levels and through out the world. Through out those years and evolving relationships, Tim and LAUNCH F18 have built a modest collection including works by Jack Pierson, Katherine Bradford, Helene Aylon, Howardena Pindell, Yayoi Kusama, Tony Oursler, Spencer Tunick, Christo and many others.
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.
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.