LAUNCH F18 is delighted to feature Brooklyn based artist, Rachael Tarravechia on it's online Viewing Room. We are pleased to present her beautiful 2018 painting, Pocky Please, highlighting the remarkable technical aspects and playfulness to Tarravechia's work. Known for her glittery and sparkling compositions, Rachael has an incredible sense for collaging technical painting along side mixed media. Pocky Please features an ensemble of popular cultural references, staying true to the artists love of pop and fashion. This unique presentation will be available and for viewing from April 16 - May 16, 2020.
"My camera roll is full of pictures I’ve taken of patterned fabrics, architecture, furniture, food packaging, and even advertisements. I organize my favorite photos in albums so I can find them again quickly, and I end up referencing a lot of these in my work. For example, there was this really awesome ad on the train in Tokyo of a couple of motorbikes with rainbows behind them! I ended up doing a few small paintings on paper of foreign sports cars inspired by that." - Rachael Tarravechia
Tarravechia recently participated in the three person exhibition, My Hollywood Mirror, featuring Yayoi Kusama and Chason Matthams at LAUNCH F18. The exhibition opened in December 2019 and remained on view through January 18, 2020. In early 2020 Rachel participated in Spring/Break Art Show, exhibiting a selection of new paintings along with her customized edition of La Croix seltzer water cans.
Rachael Tarravechia was born in 1995. She graduated with a BFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2018. Previous exhibitions include “While Supplies Last: Restock!,” Amandine Bakeshop, Seattle, WA (2017); “FIX”, Welmont Venues, Savannah, GA (2018); “The Shadowman Meets The Feminine,” Contra Gallery, New York, NY (2018); “Got It for Cheap,” The Hole, New York, NY (2019); “My Hollywood Mirror,” LAUNCH F18, New York, NY (2019) and “WEAVE: Pattern In Three Dimension,” Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY (2020). Previous solo exhibitions include “Thank You!!,” (2017) and “All That Glitters,” (2018), Chinatown Soup, New York, NY. Rachael lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.