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
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
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

Keer Tanchak: A stranger every time

12.26 is pleased to present A stranger every time, a solo exhibition featuring new works by Dallas-based artist, Keer Tanchak.

Women populate Tanchak’s pictorial spaces, harnessing the uncanny immediacy of film stills. Her female protagonists are joined by a visual lexicon that digs at, explores, and foregrounds the matrix, the lattice and the cross-hatch. This netting is a catalyst for striking, unintended beauty. Even as it introduces a degree of abstraction, it forms clusters of props and set pieces which, in turn, work in their own ways. The women are at times subsumed under floral sprays or lush patterns like wallpaper. They ask us to question: Is this a wedding veil? A curtain? Is it a hijab? Both tone and narrative escape us. Are we glimpsing a debutante or heartbreak? Tanchak avoids direct answers just as in her loose yet controlled style, she eschews likeness. She wants us to inhabit the zone of slippage.

Each woman is a flickering screen on which the viewer projects— allusive and deliberately elusive. A delicate theatricality is at work. Additionally, repetition creates an effect like a fashion runway or album, a formal vessel for both dreaming and perceived unity.

Tanchak also plays with scale and blurs the dubious boundaries between painting and drawing. To the arena of smooth aluminum as a surface, she adds paper and canvas, juggling the hierarchy of substrates, creating synergistic confusion through the medium, as well, again turning viewing into a question of point of view. Thus, while the froth of a performance has a viewer oscillate between vectors of joy and gravitas, Tanchak’s work offers the premise, or promise, that a moment can be a stranger every time and yet simultaneously a new beginning.

Keer Tanchak (b. 1977, North Vancouver, BC) received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003 and a BFA with distinction from Concordia University in Montreal in 2000. She has exhibited extensively in Canada and the United States as well as in London, Switzerland, Dubai, and Mexico. Tanchak had her first solo institutional show at Dallas Contemporary entitled Soft Orbit in 2017. That same year, Tanchak was included in the Texas Biennial. Her work resides in the collection of the Dallas Museum of Art. This will mark her second exhibition with 12.26.

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