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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



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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
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07.08.23 - 08.05.23

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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

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Love and Theft
02.11.23 - 04.01.23
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Here
02.03.23 - 03.04.23

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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

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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

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Open Channel
04.20.22 - 05.25.22

Liz Nielsen
Electric Romance
04.20.22 – 05.25.22

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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

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I Drive Thee
01.29.22 - 03.05.22

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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

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Halfway There
06.16.21 - 07.24.21
12.26 West, Los Angeles

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Dynamite Bridge
05.15.21 - 06.13.21
12.26 West, Los Angeles

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Romantik
04.17.21 - 05.15.21

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I Carry This Land With Me
02.27.21 - 04.09.21

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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

Kesewa Aboah:
There is Life in this Nakedness



05.18.24 - 06.15.24

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12.26 is pleased to present There is Life in this Nakedness, an exhibition of new work by UK-based artist Kesewa Aboah on view at the gallery's Dallas location. This exhibition which features large-scale, hand embroideries with body prints and small etchings on metal, marks the artist's second solo presentation with the gallery following her solo booth at The Armory in New York in 2022.

There is Life in this Nakedness continues Aboah's investigations into the body as a medium and its ability to serve as a powerful conduit for the exploration of human connections, emotions, and the ephemeral nature of existence. The exhibition title alludes to the raw vulnerability and inherent vitality present in the artist's work, where the body becomes a living canvas for self-expression and interpersonal encounters.

The exhibition is primarily composed of embroideries featuring body impressions, each one a testament to a fleeting moment forever preserved in the fabric. These impressions, created through Aboah's encounters with herself and others, stand as intimate records of presence, proclaiming, "I was here." The artist meticulously embroiders the negative space surrounding the body prints, paying homage to the impressed figures while simultaneously reshaping the context and boundaries of the work. The delicate threads, woven with intention and care, add layers of nuance and ambiguity, inviting viewers to confront the complexities of the human condition.

Alongside the embroideries, Aboah presents etchings on metal that mimic the negative space in her fabric works. These etchings serve as a powerful testament to the artist's pursuit of permanence amidst the transient nature of existence.

Aboah considers the body not merely as a subject, but as a potent medium for exploring the intricacies of human experience. Her embroideries and etchings blur the boundaries between the personal and the universal, the ephemeral and the enduring, creating a space where viewers can engage with the fundamental questions of existence.

Kesewa Aboah (b. 1994, London, U.K.) lives and works in London. She received her BA in Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts, New York (2017). Her work has been exhibited internationally, with solo presentations at Incubator 23, London; The Armory Show, 12.26, New York, NY; as well as group presentations at Frieze No. 9 Cork Street, London; Christies London, London; Timothy Taylor Gallery, London. Aboah was an Artist in Residence at ArtsIceland in Isafordur, Iceland in 2018.

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