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Aglaé Bassens
Do Not Disturb
04.05.24 - 05.11.24
Dallas

Claudia Keep
In Bed 
04.05.24 - 05.11.24
Dallas


Upcoming
Past

Emma cc Cook
Manners, Hayseed
03.02.24 - 04.01.24
Dallas

Moll Brau
The Living Room
03.02.24 - 04.01.24
Dallas



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

David-Jeremiah: I Drive Thee





12.26 is pleased to present David-Jeremiah: I Drive Thee, a new series of works on wood panel that continues the artist's conceptual throughline of the Lamborghini automobile, likening this highly complex and grandiose piece of machinery to the male Black body as a symbolic site of masculinity, violence and potential. Through the meticulous arrangement of two motifs, the Human Collar Bone and the Orchid, David-Jeremiah has created eight uniformly sized tondo paintings that are each based on the design of a Lamborghini steering wheel. For this exhibition, David-Jeremiah draws upon the link between the luxury car brand and the history and brutality of Spanish bullfighting. Typically, each Lamborghini model is named after a bull breed or a fighting bull that has either defeated a matador in the ring or survived enough contests to retire.

At the core of I Drive Thee is the exploration of two significant characters in bullfighting: the Horse and the Bull. Historically, before the main act, there would be a clash between the two animals in which the Bull would inevitably kill the Horse, ultimately vilifying the Bull and preparing him for his final faceoff with the Matador. For the final engagement, the Matador would often execute the Bull, conclusively resulting in the death of two beasts. Within this narrative, The Horse represents one side of Black masculinity that is “user-friendly” and innately palatable. A Horse, though also considered a beast by definition, is widely regarded to be the tamer, more docile animal. Alternatively, the Bull represents the other side of Black masculinity that is notoriously aggressive and vilified, likening the Bull to a site of violence and carnage.

Applying the allegory of the bullfight to modern society, David-Jeremiah employs three core elements to his paintings: a selective color palette and two symbols, the Human Collar Bone and the Orchid. The collar bones are specifically not that of Horse or Bull, but rather human, invoking the site of a corpse; the bones are ours. The orchid (derived from the Greek word orchis which means testicle, correlating this motif to male potency and vulnerability), represents the type of flower the artist imagines the Bull would receive from the crowd if he were to defeat the matador. Six of the eight paintings are red, recalling the violence and bloodshed suffered by both the Horse and Bull. The single yellow tondo is the coward of the grouping, the Bull that is perceived as reticent and unassertive- not quite aggressive enough to play inside the bullfighting ring. And finally, the lone Black tondo recalls a pure being that has not yet been subjected to demean itself, demonstrating what each body looks like before he reaches his inevitable and tragic fate.

David-Jeremiah (b. 1985, Oak Cliff, TX) is a conceptual multidisciplinary artist based in Dallas TX. He is a recipient of the 2020 Nasher Sculpture Center Artist Grant Award. His previous solo exhibitions include, Von Ammon Co.,Washington D.C., Gallery Kendra Jayne Patrick at Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, Anonymous, New York, Public Trust, Dallas and Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas. In the spring, he will present an installation at Project Row House, Houston, that will respond to the current conversation around critical race theory. This summer, David-Jeremiah will have his first solo museum exhibition at the Houston Museum of African American Culture as well as presenting his inverted-performance installation FOGA at Cultural D.C.

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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