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Past
Aglaé Bassens
Do Not Disturb
04.05.24 - 05.11.24
Dallas

Claudia Keep
In Bed
04.05.24 - 05.11.24
Dallas



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

Karla García: Shifting Ground



05.18.24 - 06.15.24

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12.26 is pleased to present Shifting Ground, a solo exhibition of immersive landscape installations by multidisciplinary artist Karla García in the gallery’s Dallas location. Drawing inspiration from her lived experiences in the Texas-Mexico borderlands and the Dallas prairie, García creates a meditative space that reflects on the resilience of nature and the human spirit in the face of constant change.

In Texas, the stark beauty of desert cacti and delicate prairie grasses become symbols of the human condition—a visual language that García employs to explore themes of resilience, locality, and the unruly nature of the unmanicured. Her sculptural works, crafted using traditional coil-building and pinching techniques, are distorted to create cacti that shrink and expand, surrounded by prairie grass. The colors, ranging from natural brown and black to light and dark blue-gray hues, evoke a grounding strength, the night sky, rain, and bodies of water.

While developing this series, García studied the flora of her Mexican heritage, the specificity of the Dallas prairie, and the beauty of weeds. She layers her installations with these elements, creating a dialogue between the plant life, herself, and the land. Accompanying the sculptures are new drawings made with clay slip, depicting various land conditions—dry and cracked, or muddy and fluid—that quietly reference her research, communicating a feeling of, rather than a translation of, the ever-changing landscape.

Distorted cacti sculptures, earthen colors, and clay slip drawings, become a metaphor for the ever-changing world we inhabit—a reminder that even in times of unrest, there is beauty and strength to be found in the natural world. Through her work, García invites visitors to pause, to contemplate, and to find solace in the gentle, contemplative gestures that shape our environment.

Karla García (b. 1977, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México) received her MFA in Ceramics at University of North Texas, Denton, TX (2019). Recent solo exhibitions include: The Old Jail Art Center (Cell Series), Albany, TX (2023); Norman Brown Gallery, Goldmark Cultural Center, Dallas, TX (2022); 12.26, Dallas, TX (2021) The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX (2020), among others. Recent group exhibitions include: Varuni K. Divisions Gallery, Victoria, Australia (2023); Centro de Artes, San Antonio, TX (2023); Presa House Gallery, San Antonio, TX (2023); The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference, Cincinnati, OH (2023), among others. In 2022, García mounted a binational site-specific installation entitled La Línea Imaginaria which honored the Texas/ Mexico borderland. Her signature ceramic cacti ceramics unified the landscape which is divided by the border wall, temporarily joining the two cities of El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. García was an Artist in Residence at 100W Artist & Writer Residency in Corsicana, TX (2021) and completed a Ceramics Residency at the International Artists Residency Exchange in St. Raphael, France (2020). García was a recipient of the Nasher Artist Grant in 2021 as well as the NEA U.S. Consulate in Juarez, México in 2022. García lives and works in Dallas, TX.

Dallas
150 Manufacturing St. #205
Dallas, TX 75207
Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, CA 90018
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