In The News

In The News

Andrej Dubravsky Featured In Artforum's, The Artists' Artists

December 2019

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.  

Featured Exhibition

Featured Exhibition

Didi Rojas at Good To Know In Miami, FL

December 2019

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.

Featured Exhibition

Featured Exhibition

Meena Hasan at Rhode Island School of Design

November 2019

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.

In Conversation

In Conversation

Rachael Tarravechia & Christin Graham

November 2019

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.

Announcement

Announcement

Meena Hasan Joins LAUNCH F18

November 2019

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.

Announcement

Announcement

Didi Rojas Joins LAUNCH F18

November 2019

LAUNCH F18 is delighted to announce the addition of Didi Rojas to the gallery roster.  Didi joins the gallery's programing after her recent solo exhibition with the gallery, You're Doing Amazing Sweetie, which opened with much critical acclaim in September 2019.  The gallery is thrilled to continue to support such a talented individual whose remarkable ceramic sculptures have connected with people both nationally and internationally.
Video

Video

Didi Rojas

November 2019

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.

Field Projects

Field Projects

Featuring Guest Curators Christin Graham & Sam Trioli

November 2019

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.

In Conversation

In Conversation

Artist Talk with Didi Rojas

September 2019

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

Didi Rojas

Vogue Italia Collaboration

September 2019

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.   

Featured Exhibition

Featured Exhibition

Andrej Dubravsky at Ales South Bohemian Gallery

September 2019

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.

Announcement

Announcement

Partnership with Artspace.com

September 2019

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.

Andrej Dubravsky

Andrej Dubravsky

Group exhibition at Ashes/Ashes

September 2019

Andrej Dubravsky is participating in the group exhibition NOSZTRÓMO at the New York City based gallery ASHES/ASHES.  The exhibition opened on Friday, September 17th and remains on view though October 27, 2019.  Andrej is exhibiting along side Vladimír Houdek, Anna Hulačová, Zsófia Keresztes, Botond Keresztezi, Martin Lukáč, Cezary Poniatowski, and Rafał Zajko.
Visit

Visit

Tribeca Summer Saturday

August 2019

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.

In Conversation

In Conversation

Corinne Bernard & Christin Graham

August 2019

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.

Erika Mahr

Erika Mahr

White Rock Center For Sculptural Arts

August 2019

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

Erika Mahr

Recent Publication

July 2019

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.

Pop-Up

Pop-Up

Davis Editions Collaboration

July 2019

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. 

Andrej Dubravsky

Andrej Dubravsky

Solo Exhibition At Dittrich & Schlechtriem

July 2019

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.

Video

Video

Meena Hasan & Tommy Kha

June 2019

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.

In Conversation

In Conversation

Meena Hasan, Tommy Kha & Lilly Lampe

June 2019

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

Tyler Lafreniere

Art Auction To Benefit Hampshire College

June 2019

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.

Andrej Dubravsky

Andrej Dubravsky

Solo Exhibition At White & Weiss

June 2019

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.

Frankie Rice

Frankie Rice

Featured In The New York Times

May 2019

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.  

Tommy Kha

Tommy Kha

Finalist For The 2019 Hyères Photography Award

May 2019

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).

Tyler Lafreniere

Tyler Lafreniere

Upcoming Group Exhibition at Big Pictures Los Angeles

May 2019

Sympathetic Magic is a group exhibition featuring the work of Eric Ashcraft, Matthew Arnone, Grace Mattingly and Tyler Lafreniere.  The exhibition explores the creation of idiosyncratic representations that attempt to change the artist’s perception of reality. Sir James George Frazier in  “ The Golden Bough “ (1889) defined sympathetic magic as the realization of a magic act through either imitation or correspondance, the result of which relies heavily in the magician’s honest belief that the trick will succeed in front of a mesmerized audience.
Didi Rojas

Didi Rojas

Featured In The New York Times Style Magazine

April 2019

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon invited 25 American (or working-in-America) guests to a series of imaginary dinner parties. They asked them to contemplate the country now, and in the future.  Didi was featured along side other artists, designers, chefs and playrights (to name a few) who described there experience in America present and future.

 

Frankie Rice

Frankie Rice

Recent Group Exhibition at The Leslie-Lohman Museum

October 2018

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

Frankie Rice

Two Person Exhibition at LaMontagne Gallery

October 2018

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.

Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips

Mixtape Vol. 1.0

October 2018

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.

Andrej Dubravsky

Andrej Dubravsky

Birds And Wind At Dittrich & Schlechtriem

September 2017

Gallery artist Andrej Dubravsky will be having a solo exhibition at the Dittrich & Schlechtrim in Berlin, Germany.  "Birds and Wind" will be on view from September 15 - October 15, 2017

Gallery News

Gallery News

Launch F18 Collection To Be Featured At The Sharon Arts Center

January 2017

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.