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

Kevin Ford: Here





12.26 is pleased to present Kevin Ford: Here.

The here is something which has been lost -- a place and time that everyone seems to be running away from. Here requires you to be present. It is both an indication of where you are and a gesture of generosity -- here, take this.

The content of Kevin Ford's work in Here is derived from both the "what" and the "how" of visual experience, taking place “here” at the unique location of the painting in space. The subject matter is always perception itself; the thing depicted—whether a tree, a book, a pair of hands, or a bust of Socrates—is never only a thing, but rather a combination of individual memories and lived experiences that shape a personal reality. Ford's paintings reflect this, as the object matter is in a state of constant change and evolution rooted in his process.

Referencing sketchbook drawings, photographs, notes, observations, and imagination, he has created an internal visual library—open and varied in its associations, unbounded by linear progression—from which he chooses the objects that occupy his paintings. Using a range of techniques, including the use of industrial spray guns, paintbrushes, rags, and airbrushes, Ford paints over, wipes out, and adds to the surface until the image feels sufficiently "real.” This process can take place over a period of years or in short bursts of intuitive painting, resulting in evocatively layered surfaces.

The paintings are marked by a sense of transmutation, shifting from the abstract to the representational and back again, blurring the lines between the exotic and the familiar. Ford's goal is to "perpetuate the transient," capturing a moment in time and bringing it to realization as near-instantaneously as possible.  He aims to sustain spontaneity and leave no room between preparation and execution.

Ford's paint handling denotes not only material and surface changes, but also psychic and emotional shifts. His contemporary conception of realism considers the subjectivity of the artist and the viewer—both of them here, in the space in front of the work, at different points in time—capturing individual experiences of the world.

Kevin Ford (b. 1975, Stamford, Connecticut) is a Painter living and working in Connecticut. He has had solo exhibitions at Hesse Flatow, New York, NY; Dieu Donné, New York, NY; Semiose Galerie, Paris, FR; Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY; Tops Gallery, Memphis, TN. Ford’s work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME; Kipnz, Walton, NY; Inman Gallery, Houston, TX; Reyes Finn, Detroit, MI; Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY; Essex Flowers, New York, NY; The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY; among others. His work has been reviewed in ARTFORUM, The New York Times, Burnaway, Two Coats of Paint, and other publications. He is the recipient of a project Grant from the Carriage House Gallery at the Islip Art Museum in NY, and a Denis Diderot Artist in Residence Grant from the Chateau d'Orquevaux Artist Residency, in France. Ford has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and at the Chateau d'Orquevaux Artist Residency in Champagne-Ardenne, France. He received his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale and his BFA in Painting from Boston University. Ford is also the founder and director of Fish Island Gallery, an artist-run seasonal alternative exhibition space located on a deserted island in the Long Island Sound off the coast of southwestern Connecticut. This is Ford’s second exhibition with 12.26.

Dallas
150 Manufacturing St. #205
Dallas, TX 75207
Los Angeles
3305 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
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