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

apricity

Rob Branigan
Olivia Jia
Lauren Spencer King
Larissa Lockshin
Jenna Westra



apricity (n.) the warmth of the sun in winter

12.26 is pleased to present apricity, a group exhibition featuring five artists: Rob Branigan, Olivia Jia, Lauren Spencer King, Larissa Lockshin, and Jenna Westra in 12.26’s Dallas location as well as in the newly opened Los Angeles location.  Working across five distinct mediums, each artist uniquely captures the fleeting sensation that one experiences when feeling the warmth of the sun on a winter’s day.  While focusing on this specific phenomenon, apricity ruminates on the use of light, texture, and more broadly, the way the individual artists engage with the natural world.

By its inherent nature, apricity is a transitory experience – it might linger, but it cannot last. There is a sense of gratitude in its presence, and an unbridled longing in its absence. Apricity occurs in the midst of the harsh, sometimes unrelenting, temperatures associated with winter’s decay. But in the presence of such decay, there is also the underlying promise of regrowth. Apricity reminds us of the cyclical nature of our surroundings, while also carrying the inevitable assurance of spring. In this sense, apricity celebrates temporality, and embodies the fundamental impermanence of all things.

At the heart of the show is the interplay of light, shadow, and nature. Nuanced shifts in color, and the absence thereto, emphasize the presence of light embedded in the works of the respective artists.  These pieces ultimately mirror the duality that one experiences on a bright, cold day. This duality is also reflected in the subject matter and diverse range of mediums incorporated throughout the presentation: the innate warmth of black and white photography, the raw allure of unprimed satin, the cold of aluminum, the richness of mahogany, the varied depiction of florals, the intimacy of a nocturnal palette, and the underlying interplay between the internal and external world.

apricity offers a glimpse into the intricate beauty found in the subtleties of winter, while simultaneously celebrating the ephemeral nature of the everyday, and the fleeting phenomenon of natural occurrences.

This exhibition is curated by Brittani Lemonds.

Rob Branigan (b. 1992, Liverpool, U.K.) lives and works in London, UK. He received his MA in Sculpture from Royal College of Art in London (2019) and BA in Fine Art from The Ruskin School of Art in Oxford (2013). Recent exhibitions include: Public Gallery, London, U.K. (2023); Grove, London, U.K. (2023); Union Pacific, London, U.K. (2021); M74, Mexico City, Mexico (2020); and Standpoint, London, U.K. (2020).

Olivia Jia (b. 1994, Chicago, IL) is a Philadelphia-based artist. She received a BFA from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia in 2017. Honors include the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to attend the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art in 2015 and the President’s Award at the University of the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA (2023); Margot Samel, New York, NY (2023); and Workplace, London, UK (2022).

Lauren Spencer King (b. 1980, Belleville, IL) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include Chris Sharp Gallery, Los Angeles CA; Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA; Regards, Chicago, IL (2021, 2016, 2014); Big Pictures Los Angeles, CA; Ochi Gallery, Ketchum; M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and Public Fiction, Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA and MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.

Larissa Lockshin (b. 1992, Toronto) lives and works in Queens, New York. Recent solo and duo exhibitions include Europa, New York, NY (2023), Cob Gallery, London, UK (2023); Larissa Lockshin + Giorgio van Meerwijk, Pipeline Contemporary, London, UK (2023); Galeria Pelaires, Majorca, Spain (2021). Recent group exhibitions include Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2023); Pipeline Contemporary, London, UK (2023); Baronian Xippas, Brussels (2021); Galeria Pelaires, Majorca, Spain (2020).

Jenna Westra (b. 1986, Grand Rapids, MI) is a New York based artist working in photography and film. Most recently Westra’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Lubov, New York, NY (2023); Ludwig Erhard Haus, Berlin, DE (2022); Junzo Yoshimura House, Atami, JP (2022); Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin, DE (2021); Lubov, New York, NY (2020); Fahrenheit, Madrid, ES (2019); Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin, DE (2019); Anthony Greaney Gallery, Boston, MA (2019); and Lubov, New York, NY (2018). Notable group shows include Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY (2023); Misako and Rosen, Tokyo, JP (2023); Nathalie Karg, New York (2023); The Court, Pescara, IT (2019); L21, Mallorca, ES (2019). Her work has been published and reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Aperture Magazine, i-D Magazine, AnOther Magazine, Collector Daily, Elephant Magazine, artnet News, British Journal of Photography, Camera Austria, among more publications. Hassla published her second book and first monograph, Afternoons, released in tandem with Westra’s second exhibition at Lubov in 2020.

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