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Past


Aglaé Bassens
Do Not Disturb
04.05.24 - 05.11.24
Dallas

Claudia Keep
In Bed
04.05.24 - 05.11.24
Dallas



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

Sean Cairns: 
Wearing Away the Mountain

Opening Saturday, June 22nd, 5 - 8 pm



06.022.24 - 08.03.24

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12.26 invites you to experience Wearing Away the Mountain, a solo exhibition by Sean Cairns that expands on his previous body of work inspired by serene depictions of music and nature.

The nine large paintings of landscapes and interiors sometimes border on the verge of abstraction and are pared down to an almost monochromatic use of color, each one operating like a distinct ambient tone emphasizing mood and atmosphere. Influenced by his childhood in rural Illinois, Cairns channels his expansive appreciation of German Expressionism, Nabis, and Color Field Painting into depictions of timeless moments of tranquility. With their brilliant use of color, his emotionally charged landscapes often feel paradoxically familiar and otherworldly.

The figures, when presented, are almost always opaque or illusive, like distant transcendent memories. This isn’t done to conceal their activity but to invite you to discover and interpret their worlds. The closer you get, the more is revealed... the surface is a symphony of texture, ranging from sand and gravel to dried pieces of paint found in his studio. What initially looks like a simple brush stroke reveals itself to be a woman practicing her dive into a river or a cat patiently perched atop a wooden post, waiting for its chance to pounce on a bird. These tender moments, inspired by the down-to-earth frankness of American folk art, are consistently imbued with Sean’s keen spiritual appreciation of the everyday.

Sean Cairns (b. 1988, Sparta, IL) received his MFA in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2014) and his BFA in Sculpture at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (2011). Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include: 12.26, Dallas, TX (2023); Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX (2023, 2021), among others. Cairns lives and works in Dallas, TX.

Dallas
150 Manufacturing St. #205
Dallas, TX 75207
Los Angeles
3305 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Contact
+1 469 502 1710
 
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