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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


Upcoming
Past

Emma cc Cook
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
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

Marjorie Norman Schwarz: Stills






02.24.24 - 04.06.24

︎Exhibition Checklist
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12.26 is pleased to present Stills, Marjorie Norman Schwarz’ third exhibition with the gallery and her first exhibition at our Los Angeles space.

For Schwarz, abstraction embodies a mode of making devoid of crutches; there is no life-like subject to convey, perspective to capture, nor light to mimic. There is no parachute for the artist to pull as they jump off the cliff into the depths of creation. In the realm of abstraction, one crafts their own visual lexicon and aims to transmit a specific feeling or sensation to the viewer.

In Stills, Schwarz diverges from her usual practice of forging her unique language and instead translates a pre-existing one. Figuration becomes a tool for reinterpretation, offering an individualized perspective on familiar scenes. Rather than replicating, imitating, or rendering these scenes as “life-like,” Schwarz uses these nine paintings as a chance to dissect the scene before her, exposing the array of challenges encountered in capturing each image.

The scenes depicted in Stills are drawn from various sources: pictures on Schwarz’s phone, polaroids scattered around her house, moments from a historic mansion, or coincidental interactions, like her cat perched on the window or a racoon who frolics on her porch every morning. There is no agenda for these animals, parks, or bars; no meaning to be pulled from the seemingly mundane. Stills encompasses a series of works that represent things as they are. These paintings exist in a place before something significant happens, or perhaps after. Before someone interrupts the cat, shoos away the raccoon, leaves their trash on the park bench, or gets up from the booth to grab a drink or shoot pool. Like Schwarz’s departure from abstraction, they offer the viewers a break, a resting place, a snapshot of what happens when we’re not there. Within these snapshots of life, everything sits still.

Marjorie Norman Schwarz earned her BFA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. She has exhibited across the United States, with recent solo shows at Massey Klein in New York and SOCO Gallery in Charlotte. Additionally, her work has been featured in group exhibitions at The Valley Taos in New Mexico, the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, the University of Texas at Dallas’ SP/N Gallery and ArtSpace 64 in New York City, among others. Schwarz’s work is in the permanent collections of the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Dallas Museum of Art, and the artist has received recognition in print and online publications, including Patron, Athenaeum Review, Glasstire, and Dallas Morning News. The artist currently lives and works in Dallas, TX and is represented by 12.26.
 

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