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

Sean Cairns & Joel Murray: 

Everyday Magic, Everyday Music



12.26 is delighted to present Everyday Magic, Everyday Music, an exhibition featuring new paintings by Dallas-based artists Sean Cairns and Joel Murray. Using their unique artistic language, both artists create a magical symphony of imagery, narrating the transcendent beauty and enigmatic mysteries of life.

Murray’s new works are a testament to his personal experiences and observations. They speak of narrative abstraction, presenting an unexpected blend of colors and compositions that beckon the observer into his mysterious inner world. Like a rich anthology of related and disparate poetry, Murray’s paintings morph into expansive fields of color, dancing flowers, floating worlds, and galaxies. He explores larger metaphors, delving into existential confusion and the pursuit of transcendence. These profound themes, all derived from a careful observation of life's minutiae, immerse the viewer in a visual narrative that oscillates between the tangible and the ethereal.

Cairn’s creative impetus springs from enigmatic observations of our world. His inspiration bloomed during a stroll in the woods, where he encountered a man on horseback with an FM radio tied to his saddle horn. From this serendipitous encounter, Cairn’s adopted the mantra, "Everyday Music, Everyday Magic." His paintings typically portray romantic depictions of nature, yet they are juxtaposed against a backdrop of human activity, which disrupts the tranquility of the natural world.

There's an underlying unity in their pursuit for everyday magic that reflects an overarching dialogue between the observable and the spiritual. Both artists weave together their distinct artistic voices to create a mesmerizing tapestry of experiences. They beckon the viewers into their worlds, challenging them to discover the everyday music in their own lives and to find magic in the everyday.

Sean Cairns (b. 1988, Sparta, Illinois) earned his BFA in Sculpture at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and an MFA in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Following his MFA, Cairns turned his attention to painting. Cairns is currently represented by Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX. He has been included in group exhibitions at the Amarillo Museum of Art, Galleri Urbane, Liliana Bloch Gallery and was recently included in the New American Paintings catalog. His first international exhibition will open at PTT Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan early 2024.

Joel Murray (b. 1984, Denver, Colorado) received his BFA from Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO and MFA from Clemson University, Clemson, SC. He currently teaches Drawing at Dallas College. His work was previously the subject of a solo exhibition at 12.26 in 2020.


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