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

Lee Maxey: In Case of Fire




09.09.23 - 10.14.23

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12.26 is pleased to present, In Case of Fire, a series of new paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Lee Maxey. Working primarily on a small scale, Maxey’s miniature paintings explore the extraordinary urge of the mind to derive meaning from the mundane. Many of Maxey’s compositions place the subject at or close to the center of the picture plane, giving the subjects a weighty, iconic importance. In this presentation they resemble spiritual images, much like Kasimir Malevich's non-objective, seminal painting The Black Square.

Beneath the surface, a potent undertone of anxiety looms, akin to the restless ticking of a clock in anticipation or the dread of unchanging circumstances. Some paintings capture the eerie, haunting stillness of time, while others unveil its duality, beautifully portraying both the tangible and its reflection. This exploration with temporality offers viewers a chance to witness the simple yet meaningful facets of existence.

Maxey's capacity for creating atmospheres is profound. From evoking sensations of claustrophobia to exuding dominance, each piece is a testament to Maxey’s ability to manipulate space and light to dictate emotional resonance. Notably, the reoccurring fervent red seen in many works serves as both a beacon of warmth and an elemental reminder of our inherent bond with fire's glow and ferocity.

With celestial inspirations, hints of invented constellations, and poignant uses of color, In Case of Fire beckons viewers to lose themselves in the vastness of the night sky and mediate on how we craft meaning—whether they inspire awe, fear, or beauty—from the world around us.

Lee Maxey (b. 1988, Arkansas) received her MFA from Boston University (2016) and her BFA from the University of Central Arkansas (2011). Recent Solo and two-person exhibitions include: Yutaka Kikutake Gallery, Tokyo (2023); Olympia, New York, NY (2021) and the artist-run space Hercules Art/Studio Program (2019). Recent group shows include Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME (2021); The Bureau of General Services: Queer Division, New York, NY (201), among others. A solo presentation of Lee's work at NADA Miami 2022 was selected for the Curatorial Spotlight by Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels. Maxey was an Artist in Residence at the Fire Island Artist Residency and the Hercules Studio/Art Program. Maxey lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and teaches painting at Brooklyn College. This exhibition marks the artist’s first solo show in Texas.


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