The Lafayette Rendezvous: Contingents and Convergences
September 28 - November 10, 2023

RAINRAIN is delighted to announce the inaugural exhibition at its brand new location in New York, 110 Lafayette Street, Suite 201. Titled The Lafayette Rendezvous: Contingents and Convergences, the show is set to open on September 28, 2023. It will feature works by nine artists: Stewart Bird, Emma cc Cook, Joey Gonnella, Justin Rui Han, Kosuke Kawahara, Naomi Nakazato, Kai Oh, Edd Ravn, and Chengtao Yi.

The main title, "The Lafayette Rendezvous," encapsulates the concept of a thoughtfully orchestrated gathering of diverse individuals, minds, and ideas. It evokes an exchange that is intimate, interactive, and rich with connections between people and perspectives. Given RAINRAIN's location at the junction of Tribeca, Chinatown, and Soho, the gallery aims to create a meeting point where people from various walks of life converge. "The Lafayette Rendezvous" will serve as the overarching theme for all future group exhibitions curated by the gallery internally.

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Stewart Bird
Viewfinder, 2023
Inkjet print and encaustic on wood panel
12 x 18 x 1.5 inches / 30.5 x 45.7 x 3.8 cm
Emma cc Cook
Clocks 3:00pm, 2023
Oil, acrylic, upholstery, walnut
28.5 x 38.5 x 1.5 inches / 72.4 x 97.8 x 3.8 cm
Joey Gonnella
The Escape, 2023
Graphite, colored pencil, and pyrograph on paper in wood and plexiglass artist frame
13 x 10 x 1 inches / 33 x 25.4 x 2.5 cm
Justin Rui Han
End of Reel (Twin Threads), 2023
Oil and acrylic on canvas over panel
29.75 x 31.5 inches / 75.6 x 80 cm
Kosuke Kawahara
Lavic Interspace, 2021-2013
Oil, encaustic, coffee, synthetic resin, found paper on card board and plywood
18 x 15 inches / 45.7 x 38.1 cm
Naomi Nakazato
I Hope These Rumbly Hacks Find You Well, 2022
Screenprint on wood panel and plexiglass, thermoplastic, found coral
24 x 18 x 3 inches / 61 x 45.7 x 7.6 cm
Kai Oh
The initial phase of berry growth is a result of cell division and cell expansion, 2023
Acrylic on cotton silk fabric
50 x 46 in / 127 cm x 116.8 cm
Edd Ravn
Meadow's Trick, 2022
Watercolor, rainwater and found playing card on paper
21 x 30.5 inches / 53.3 x 77.5 cm
Chengtao Yi
Trope No.2
Anodized aluminum, artificial flower
4.7in x 1.2in x 6in / 12cm x 3cm x 15cm
Chengtao Yi
Trope No.03, 2023
Anodized aluminum, artificial flower
7.8 x 1.2 x 6 inches / 20 x 5 x 15 cm
Chengtao Yi
Trope No.04, 2023
Anodized aluminum, artificial flower
3 x 2.3 x 6 inches / 7.5 x 6 x 15 cm