NHIA Hosts Exhibition at Launch F-18 Gallery NYC

Jennifer Robertson on 01.25.17

The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is pleased announce they will be hosting a pop-up exhibition on February 18 at 5pm at LAUNCH F-18 Gallery in New York City in conjunction with the 2017 College Art Association Conference. The exhibition is a curatorial project by EDDYSROOM, a Brooklyn-based painter, and is co-curated by Sam Trioli.

Eddy’s personal work features mainly autobiographical paintings that straddle the line between figuration and abstraction. His monochromatic works—mixtures of oil pastel, cardboard, spray-paint, and newsprint—have been described as Picassoeque, with their flattened and fractured forms harkening back to 20th century Cubism. These works take inspiration from relationships in the artist’s personal life, whether a case of romantic rejection or a lost encounter with a stranger at a bar. Eddy’s more recent works feature abstract compositions of colorful, curvilinear shapes, which often resemble landscapes, hands, or portraits of women. 

Featured artists are all recent NHIA MFA alumni, whose names will be released the week before the exhibit. This event is free and open to the public and is also an opportunity for prospective graduate students to learn more about NHIA’s Master of Fine Arts and Master of Art programs.

Exhibition Information

Borderline: NHIA MFA Alumni

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017

Location: LAUNCH F-18, 373 Broadway (6th Flr), New York, NY 10013 

Time: 5pm info session, 6-9pm reception and opening

Free and open to the public 

For more information, email gradprograms@nhia.edu.


About Launch F18

Launch F18 was founded in 2010 by artists and curators Tim Dononvan and Sam Trioli. Initially entitled Launch Art, the two formed a partnership organizing a number of exhibitions in semi-permanent locations along the east coast. As interest and opportunities grew, Launch Art required a more permanent location, finding its new home at 373 Broadway in Tribeca and the name Launch F18 was conceived. Since 2010, over 40 exhibitions have been presented in this project space, showing the work of established and emerging artists, including thoughtful exhibitions by gallery artists: Nathan Dilworth, Andrej Dubravsky, Tyler Lafreniere, Erika Mahr, Frankie Rice and Bradford Willingham.  

In 2015, Launch F18 moved to 94 Allen Street and in that time conducted eleven exhibitions, mounting shows with artists Eric Freeman, Matt Ducklo with curatorial projects by Jack Pierson, Dan Nadel and others.  In 2016 the gallery moved back to its former location at 373 Broadway and continues to explore curatorial projects, gallery exhibitions and offsite projects through out the East Coast.