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
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
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

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
04.17.21 - 05.15.21

Karla García
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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
02.22.20 - 03.28.20

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

Molly Larkey
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
09.28.19 - 11.16.19

Fernanda Mello: Boundless Little Darkness

“The darkness is the mother of it all. The whole universe. The mother is the mystery that nurtures us when we rest, when we die, and when we see our own darkness. Without darkness we cannot see ourselves, our own inner light. The dark is present and is more strong than the daylight.”
  • Carlos Pápá Tupi Guaraní

12.26 is pleased to present Boundless Little Darkness, a new series of paintings by Fernanda Mello.

Examining darkness as a creative and regenerative force, Mello skillfully deconstructs the Western philosophical dichotomy that separates darkness and light. Instead, Mello embraces the Indigenous perspective, which regards darkness as the fountainhead of life and an indispensable component of our existence.

In this exhibition, Mello draws inspiration from the teachings of Carlos Pápá Tupi Guaraní, a revered Indigenous spiritual leader hailing from the Mbyá Guaraní people. His profound insights accentuate the importance of darkness as the origin of the universe, serving as a nurturing and purifying presence within and around us. With these teachings in mind, Mello expertly captures the essence of The Immeasurable, or Dark Energy—a concept that surpasses physical dimensions, simultaneously embodying the infinite and the intimate.

Utilizing geometric and organic forms, Mello invites viewers to venture into the unseen, interconnected world that pervades our inner beings and the cosmos. Boundless Little Darkness is an illuminating and transformative odyssey, revealing the sublime beauty, potency, and enigma of darkness as a life-enhancing force.

Fernanda Mello (b.1988, Cacoal, Rondônia, Brazil) is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Newburgh, New York. Her upbringing in the Amazon region of Brazil began a deeply personal search as an artist to share her enthusiasm for indigenous narratives that are highly sophisticated and intertwined with every aspect of life in the natural world. In her work, Mello explores concepts of origin and interconnectivity, meditating on ecological cycles of life and death while she meticulously paints shapes that can be read as cellular organisms, celestial orbs, chains of beads, pearls, or shells. With constantly changing shapes, colors, temperatures, waves and tides, these meditative geometries reflect ancestral values in a process of decolonization of the subconscious, and hold space as symbols of protection of indigenous traditions and ecological systems. She is represented by The Valley, Taos, NM.

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