LAUNCH F18 is delighted to feature Brooklyn based artist, Rachael Tarravechia on it's online Viewing Room.  We are pleased to present her beautiful 2019 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.


SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an internationally recognized exhibition platform using underused, atypical and historic New York City exhibition spaces to activate and challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market. The 2020 theme was "in excess."

EYES EATING I SCREAM was curated by Yen Yen and Rachel Gisela Cohen.

Syrupy, sticky sweet pancakes, jiggle merrily to the touch. A glitter of lace and vibrant chartreuse paint, wrapped in nylon, and then stretched until it frays and snaps. Rhinestone encrusted LaCroix cans, a row of skeleton heads, and a flash of light. Instagram influencers, self-help ads and how-to microwavable brownies bubble in a cup. EYES EATING I SCREAM is an installation of painting, mixed media, sculpture and video by four women-identifying artists, whose work explores ideas such as repetition, abstraction, excess and the desire experienced within a world of endless scrolling.  Each artist is both a participant and critic within the contemporary consumerism driven experience, whose work oozes with oversaturation and sensory overload. The exhibition focuses on themes of food culture, luxury clothing lifestyles and social media, providing the consumer or viewer with the temptation to touch or consume something you want, but not necessarily need.


LAUNCH F18 is delighted to present My Hollywood Mirror, a three-person exhibition including work by Yayoi Kusama, Chason Matthams and Rachael Tarravechia. The exhibition opens on Saturday, December 14 from 6-9 PM and is on view through January 18, 2019.As one sits before a vanity mirror they reflect, create, and transform. The moments spent while sitting in front of the mirror are those detached from the regular or everyday. These are instances where life seemingly becomes separated particles in which one can choose to look at or hide away from. It is reality, but with a distorted reflection, turning and inducing our attention completely to ourselves.Throughout the works within My Hollywood Mirror, are threads of constructed social, cultural and historical identities that beautifully form moments of human connection. What may seem to be a moment of voyeurism can also be recognized as playful. It is partly a recognition of ourselves, as well as the connection to others that these pieces take us to.Similar to the layers of makeup, of masking, building up or completely removing, the multidimensional components of My Hollywood Mirror take from those notions of a created identity. The green of the Yayoi Kusama pumpkin, pulling with the green backdrop of the wall that it's set upon, or Chason Matthams nearly pixelated amalgamations weaving around his works, are visual cues stacked upon one another in symbolic forms. Representative deep within these works is the accumulation of an overall optimism, a whimsical representation which like a mirror can be viewed many different ways and in many different lights.This playful notion is also evident within the sculptures and paintings by Rachael Tarravechia. As she combines painting with mixed media, there is both an appreciation for skill and a refined delicacy with the gentlest touch of her hand. We place ourselves in front of the mirror as we prepare for the day, or contemplate the week, fixing our features for perfection. In a similar way Tarravechia fixes rhinestones and patterned materials to the multiple surfaces she works with, whether it is a can of seltzer or a large canvas, each piece includes a precise and glamorous addition.My Hollywood Mirror is a unique reflection within the vastness of contemporary art and human connection. It is at it's core, an exhibition highlighting both the unknown, the spectacle and the everyday. Each element of the room reflects that mirror it appears in, changing ever so slightly through-out the shifts of history and time.


While Supplies Last is a recurring group art show in its sixth iteration, located in Seattle, Washington. For this show, it will be held at the Bellevue Arts Museum on Saturday, September 14th and 21st from 1-5pm. Rachael Tarravechia will be exhibiting three original works, in the show.


Arts Brookfield present In Living Pattern, an exhibition showcasing six artists whose work touches upon the physical nature of pattern. Each artist created a sculpture specifically for the show. The show will run from September 12th, through November 1st.


“Got It For Cheap New York” is an exhibition at The Hole NYC
on March 10, 2019, and is a part of the Got It For Cheap show series.
The “Got it for Cheap” shows are a way for young artists to garner international exposure, and gives young collectors a way to purchase works from beginning to established artists. Previous shows have
included works by Ryan Travis Christian, Nina Chanel Abney, Brad Phillips, Carly Mark, Kristy Luck, Austin Lee, and Ann Cathrin November Hoibo.
The 2019 series is being showcased with top tier galleries, and creatives nation, and worldwide.


Ultra Light Beams is a fully immersive contemporary art experience at The Mount Analogue, in Seattle, Washington, which includes paintings of varying size, and an interactive installation by Artist, Bobby Haulotte. Ultra Light Beams celebrates the ingenuity behind each Artists’ creative practice, highlighting their vibrant palettes that are impossible for nature to produce and the digital gestures made by hand that mimic technological, and algorithmic system used by machines. This show will speak about a kind of day glo painting style and post internet/analog palette that is nostalgic as it relates to consumerism and the rise of the internet. But will also point to futuristic feelings as there is a kind of sophistication and advanced sense of talking about what we see - things simplified (not aiming towards traditional realism) and things exemplified (palettes, as if feeling through color).


Sublime Banality is an exhibition which imagines a reactivation of everyday objects to allow for a new understanding of our ontological plane. Banal objects are reimagined through sculptural and painterly interventions as magical, eschatological, and post-teleological talismans that are able to point towards a new way of interacting with already existing systems. In the gloomy political/social climate of the current moment, it tends to feel as if the best wayforward is to throw away the systems and structures that don’t serve us well. However,
combined with a perspective on the global climate issue, it seems like a valuable investigation to gain a new understanding of the objects that we already live with. As a form of ontological-recycling, the work in this exhibition points towards ways in which everyday objects can be re-imbued with new meanings, allowing for the objects and products that we already interact withon a daily basis to serve new purposes and functions; ultimately showing that the world has
been filled with magic and meaning all along, if only we can be given a new contextual light within which to see our surroundings.

Featuring artists Madison Donnelly (Salt Lake City, UT), Colin Kippen (Portland, OR), ToddSchroeder (Savannah, GA), and Rachael Tarravechia (New York, NY).


"Speed Dating" is an interactive sculpture show curated from a month-long open call process by BombPop!Up and Calli Moore, of See You Next Thursday Art Auction.  The show encapsulates the absurdity, newness, and excitement of speed dating in relation to digital experiences of sharing and curating artworks through the format of the open call.  As in a speed (or online) date, the works (and the audience) will meet a the same time and place for the first time during the exhibition, creating a live-action sense of aesthetic chemistry. "Speed Dating" addresses these themes with a sense of humor, while underscoring the extent to which digital processes have come to affect our material realities in art, as in life.  This sculpture show is held at Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, New York, and lasts from 6-10pm.  


Chinatown Soup is pleased to be hosting All That Glitters, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Rachael Tarravechia on September 7th. The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 7, from 6pm – 9pm. The event is free and open to the public. Chinatown Soup is located at 16B Orchard St, New York, NY 10002.  Be there or be square.

Chasing all that glitters in magazines such as Vogue, Glamour, and InStyle became my escape. I would rip through each one every month, page by page ranking the numerous purses, shoes, and blouses I wanted most. Eventually, I stashed a heart-shaped box under my bed, stuffed it with extra cash, and labelled it “Louboutin Fund.”Fashion magazines made me want to appear more interesting and important than I thought I was. It took me a while to realize how toxic these thoughts are and how insidious the programming is to worship luxury lifestyles.

My work investigates the relationship between popular culture and repetition. How do patterns shape media? Why do luxury goods create expectations of grandeur in daily life?


Savannah College of Art and Design's BFA Painting Showcase is taking place on May 31, from 4-6pm.  The evening features the best work of current undergraduate painting students. Tarravechia will be exhibiting 2 paintings.  Awards for the show were chosen by judge and alumni mentor, Monica Cook.  Additional information on this showcase and other exhibitions are available on the SCAD painting department blog. This event is free and open to the public.


WELMONT is pleased to be hosting FIX, a group exhibition featuring the work of Rachael Tarravechia, Kalli Padgett, and Heather Norman on May 25th. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 25th, from 6pm – 9pm. The event is free and open to the public. There will be beverages and appetizers served.WELMONT is located at 1930 Montgomery St, Savannah, GA.

We all have a fix, want a fix, or search to be fixed. Fix is a group show that explores the relationshipbetween pop culture and media, luxury goods and the attached expectations, the stigma of mental illness, and the journey of humanity’s unconscious collective soul. Each work reveals a string of conversations: asking questions and discussing thoughts but never forcing answers. Read the full press release here.


For April 2018 Capitol Hill Art Walk, studio e presents, While Supplies Last: Restock, a recurring group art show in its second iteration, located in Seattle, Washington at Amandine Bakeshop (1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122) from 6-9pm. Rachael Tarravechia will be exhibiting three original works, Goyard, Wilson, and La Croix in the pop up show.


The painting, Vanity, was accepted into not only the 2018 edition of the Port City Review, but the exhibition taking place at Alexander Hall Gallery, March 23-April 8, with the reception on March 30, 6-8pm.  The Port City Review highlights the best work amongst all of the majors at the Savannah College of Art and Design, so it will be a very diverse and interesting show.  Please come join Tarravechia and the other talented artist who have work in the upcoming exhibition.


Savannah College of Art and Design's Winter Painting Showcase is taking place on February 22, from 6-8pm.  The evening features open studios of current undergraduate and graduate painting students, as well as a new juried selection of artwork installed on the second floor of Alexander Hall.  Tarravechia will be exhibiting 7 paintings, as well as showing one work in progress in my studio (studio E-13). There will also be a second reception on February 27, from 6-7pm, following an artist talk by Monica Cook.  Additional information on this showcase and other exhibitions are available on the SCAD painting department blog. This event is free and open to the public.


The Savannah College of Art and Design's Savannah campus is having an open studio event on October 27, from 7-9pm.  Enjoy live entertainment and hands-on demonstrations while browsing original works for sale by SCAD students, faculty and alumni.  Tarravechia will be showing 5 paintings in the exhibition, as well as having her studio (E-13) open and showing a current work in progress.  More information on this exhibition can be found on SCAD's exhibitions page. This event is free and open to the public. Photo by SCAD District photographer Jonathan Vasata.


Rachael Tarravechia's very first solo show will be held at Chinatown Soup, and will have a reception on August 26 from 6-10pm.  After a long summer of creating digital illustrations for the gallery that will be translated as wallpaper for the gallery's back cafe area, tshirts, posters, and post cards, acrylic paintings done on wood, and small sculptures, this work will be on display.  Chinatown Soup is a Manhattan gallery that straddles the line between Chinatown, and the Lower East Side.  The address is 16 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002.  Be there or be square.  

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