Marjorie Norman Schwarz
Stills
02.24.24 - 04.06.24
Los Angeles

Emma cc Cook
Manners, Hayseed
03.02.24 - 04.01.24
Dallas

Moll Brau
The Living Room
03.02.24 - 04.01.24
Dallas


Past
apricity
12.16.23—02.10.24

Dallas and Los Angeles




Sean Cairns & Joel Murray
Everyday Magic, Everyday Music
07.08.23 - 08.05.23

The Range
06.10.23 - 08.05.23


Emily Furr
Extra Strength
04.19.22 - 06.03.23


Fernanda Mello
Boundless Little Darkness
04.19.22 - 06.03.23


J.A. Feng
Creature Cravings
03.11.23 - 04.15.23

Gray Wielebinski
Love and Theft
02.11.23 - 04.01.23
12.26 West

Kevin Ford
Here
02.03.23 - 03.04.23

Chris Johanson & Johanna Jackson
The Chimes We Find
12.10.22 - 01.28.23

Aglaé Bassens
A Light Touch
11.06.22 - 12.23.22
12.26 West, Los Angeles

Keer Tanchak
A stranger every time
10.08.22 - 11.12.22

Emily Furr
Mechanical Poems
Works on Paper
12.26 West
09.25.22 - 10.29.22

Julia Maiuri
Mindscreen
08.27.22 - 10.01.22

Brandon Thompson
When You See Me, Make A Wish
07.09.22 – 08.26.22
12.26 West, Los Angeles

Sarah Ann Weber
The first green light of the sun
06.04.22 - 07.30.22

Ida Badal and Nik Gelormino
3 and 4
05.15.22 - 06.30.22
12.26 West, Los Angeles

Claire Colette
Open Channel
04.20.22 - 05.25.22

Liz Nielsen
Electric Romance
04.20.22 – 05.25.22

Hasani Sahlehe
Sky, You, Water, Ground
03.12.22 - 04.09.22

Austin Eddy
Above The House Where Paul Verlaine Died
03.12.22 - 04.09.22

David-Jeremiah
I Drive Thee
01.29.22 - 03.05.22

Marjorie Norman Schwarz
Six Patiences
12.11.21 – 01.22.22

Aglaé Bassens
Empty Threats
11.10.21 - 12.08.21

Amy Bessone
Amy’s World
09.11.21 - 10.30.21

Possibility Made Real:
Drawing & Clay
Curated by Julia Haft-Candell
05.22.21 - 07.30.21

Sophie Varin
Halfway There
06.16.21 - 07.24.21
12.26 West, Los Angeles

Emily Furr
Dynamite Bridge
05.15.21 - 06.13.21
12.26 West, Los Angeles

Keer Tanchak & Janet Werner
Romantik
04.17.21 - 05.15.21

Karla García
I Carry This Land With Me
02.27.21 - 04.09.21

Eve Fowler
Just Seated Beside The Meaning
01.09.21 - 02.20.21

Kevin Ford
Same Same
01.09.21 - 02.20.21

Rachel Jones
A Sovereign Mouth
10.30.20 - 12.19.20

Theodora Allen
Light Pollution
09.12.20 - 10.24.20

David Gilbert
The Great Outdoors
06.06.20 - 08.22.20

Gray Wielebinski
Two Snakes
06.06.20 - 08.22.20

Emily Furr
Cloudbusting
02.22.20 - 03.28.20

J.A. Feng
Low-Slung & Far-Flung
02.22.20 - 03.28.20

Molly Larkey
Utterance
01.11.20 - 02.15.20

Joel Murray
People and Ocean and Sky
01.11.20 - 02.15.20

Marjorie Norman Schwarz
Slow Change
01.11.20 - 02.15.20

Ry Rocklen
Food Group: On the Table
11.23.19 - 01.04.20

Cary Leibowitz
The Queen Esther Rodeo
11.23.19 - 01.04.20

Johanna Jackson
09.28.19 - 11.16.19

Alex Olson and Nancy Shaver
Waters
09.28.19 - 11.16.19

Brandon Thompson:
When You See Me, Make A Wish





12.26 West is pleased to present When You See Me, Make A Wish, a solo exhibition featuring new works by Dallas-based artist, Brandon Thompson.

This new body of work incorporates Thompson’s recurring cast of characters – each representing different voices present in his own internal dialogue. The central character – a fox – is Thompson himself, but the other characters also co-exist inside his head, vying for prominence. Inspired by his experiences growing up in the Texas suburb of Cedar Hill where summer is a sacred time of exploration and mischief for adolescent kids with a sense of longing for the freedom and fun that can only be associated with playing outdoors in the neighborhood.

Set at dusk or nighttime, Thompson offers his charismatic characters a slight reprieve from the day’s blistering temperatures.

Thompson pulls from his own memories to convey a story, or a fable, to the viewer.  The pieces are at once playful and nostalgic – transporting the viewer to a summer night on his grandmother’s porch, a t-ball lesson gone awry, with a vibrant sunset enveloping the humorous (albeit painful) scene unfolding in the foreground or the relatable mosquito’ whose inability to control its impulse to surrender to an iridescent porch zapper despite that fact that doing so might lead to its untimely demise.

Thompson continues manipulating the viewer’s perspective, as well as capturing motion in his works. He also rallies against a traditional portraiture-style composition – always placing the viewer in a position to see the most action.  In the painting, Missed The Moon Again But, Always Grab Few Stars On The Way Down, Thompson takes us all the way to the cosmos to witness his fox reaching for the moon, and pocketing a few stars along the way.

Brandon Thompson (b. Cedar Hill, 1992) is an artist currently living and working in Dallas, Texas. He earned his BA in Graphic Design from the University of Texas in Arlington in 2018. Selected exhibitions include Imma Shine REGARDLESS!, Pinnell Collection, Dallas, TX; Yea I Think I’m All That, Swim Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Broke Dem Boyz Off, PRP, Dallas, TX; Rising Stars 7, Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, Turner House, Dallas, TX; Everything’s Gonna Be Alright Now, David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX; and The Big T-Shirt Show, EX OVO, Dallas, TX. He was recently included in New American Paintings #144.

Dallas
150 Manufacturing St. #205
Dallas, TX 75207
Los Angeles
3305 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Contact
+1 469 502 1710
 
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