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: Same Same





Same

Everything is uncertain all the time. More than 90% of the known universe is made up of subatomic space dust that is imperceptible and is expanding at a rate faster than the speed of light. Normal matter, our reality, accounts for less than 10% of everything, meaning we are existing in a narrow band of reality. So the percentage of what can be observed and is known is constantly diminishing, as the rate of expansion of what is unknown and imperceptible is far greater than our rate of discovery. This is all to say that reality can be a bit slippery.

What I’ve been thinking about lately is that at a microscopic, and at an even smaller level, everything is made up of the same things. Somehow all of the particles get together and say we are all going to be a tree, a rock, a banana, a flower, a chair, a person. They could, just as easily, all get together and decide not to be those things. At a certain point, all of those atoms could be anything. So in some ways everything is the same, and at the same time, everything is different. In my paintings, I am interested in sustaining an awareness of this constant transient state.

Same

Compressed air is pumped into the spray gun at 75 psi. The painter pulls the trigger, which atomizes and expels the paint in the reservoir. It moves through space as a vapor, and transforms into a liquid upon contact with the panel. It remains liquid for a time, moving around subject to the effects of gravity and doing things unexpected to the painter. It is an indeterminate mess. Eventually it dries and becomes a solid, memorializing this interval of flux. The painter applies more paint with a brush or  airbrush. As areas of color begin to coalesce on the panel, they begin to transform into a picture: of a leg, a petal of a flower, or a cast shadow. As they emerge, they are either enhanced or rejected by the painter. Between mass and space there is a kind of interpenetration. It is not a straight line. There is overpainting, wiping out, destruction, and addition, until the painter feels that the image is sufficiently real. The images and objects emerge and dissolve as they are remembered, experienced, and internalized by the painter. They surface through the haze of memory.

- Kevin Ford

12.26 is pleased to present Same Same, an exhibition of recent paintings by Connecticut-based artist, Kevin Ford.

Using a combination of brushwork and airbrushing, Kevin Ford blends the languages of Spanish still lifes, symbolism, cartoons and abstraction to bring a sense of historic urgency to overlooked, everyday objects. Kevin received his BFA in Painting from Boston University and his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale. His work has been exhibited widely including at Kate Werble (New York), Casey Kaplan (New York), Tops Gallery (Memphis, TN), and Semiose Galerie (Paris). His work has been featured in V Magazine, included in the book Artists II, published by Steidl, and has been reviewed in the New York Times and Artforum among other publications.


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