12.26 Gallery: 12.26 has burst on the scene in Dallas and now has its grasp in Los Angeles. The burgeoning gallery will display works by Theodora Allen, Aglaé Bassens, Claire Colette, J. A. Feng, Emily Furr, Julia Maiuri, Marjorie Norman Schwarz, Masamitsu Shigeta, Keer Tanchak, Sarah Ann Weber, and Gray Wielebinski in their D9 booth—additionally, a first-ever collaboration of its kind between two Dallas brands. Dallas-based painter and trailblazer, Keer Tanchak, whose work will be featured in 12.26’s booth, has partnered with local fashion brand, Finley Shirts, for a limited-edition clothing collaboration to be purchased at this year’s fair. Keer and Finley felt inspired that Art Fair patrons should have the opportunity to take home a unique piece of “wearable art,” at an accessible price point. However, that’s not the end of the accolades for 12.26, Emily Furr was selected by Nancy Cohen Israel in PATRON’s Fifteen for 15, which highlights coverage of 15 galleries representing 15 artists of note and pays homage to the anniversary. In the article, Israel remarks on Furr, “At first glance, objects in her work appear to be feats of engineering. But a closer look suggests a tongue here, flesh there, and even procreation, imbuing these images with a humanizing presence.” Her early pursuits of graphic art influences Furr’s work, observations on an increasingly ever-changing world, and objectively capturing those changes in paint.

Images: Emily Furr, Barrel Spill, 2023, Oil and acrylic on linen, 48 × 60 in.; Theodora Allen, The Amulet II, 2022, Oil on linen, 20 × 16 in.; Julia Maiuri, Dinner Party, 2023, Oil on canvas, 16 × 12 in.

Conduit Gallery: Dallas’ own Conduit Gallery will showcase Ludwig Schwarz, Fahamu Pecou, Jeff Gibbons, Ted Larsen, Saraï Delfendahl, Susan Barnett, Lance Letscher, and Jeffrey Chong Wang in their F3 booth. On Saturday, as part of an auxiliary event, Conduit artist Johnny Floyd, will take part in a panel discussion The Arc of the Museum Acquisition, at the Nasher Sculpture Center from 12:00–1:00 P.M. The panel celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Dallas Art Fair with a special discussion, exploring the significance of museum acquisitions in the art world. The event will delve into the process and impact of acquisitions from art fairs, the importance of collaboration between art fairs and local museums, and how these relationships shape a city’s cultural landscape. The discussion will be moderated by John Sughrue, co-founder of the Dallas Art Fair, and will feature an esteemed panel, including Katherine Brodbeck (Dallas Museum of Art), Darragh Hogan (Kerlin Gallery, Dublin), Johnny Floyd (Conduit Gallery), and Jessica Levin Martinez (The Richard J. Schwartz Director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University.) Images:

Jeffrey Chong Wang, Poet, 2020, Oil on canvas, 48 × 36 in.; Ludwig Schwarz, Untitled (2304), 2023, Oil on canvas, 78 × 72 in.

Cris Worley Fine Arts: Another one of our own, Cris Worly Fine Arts join’s the fair for their 14th year in booth F17B. The gallery will feature mainstays and some new faces in their booth among these artists: Steven Charles, Johnny DeFeo, Marc Dennis, Celia Eberle, Adrian Esparza, Joshua Hagler, Dan Jian, Anna Elise Johnson, Sherry Owens, Robert Sagerman, Nishiki Sugawara-Beda, and Kelli Vance. Images: Joshua Hagler, Eagle Study (After Kiki Smith), 2023, Ink, oil on polyester film mounted on wood panel, 16 × 12 in.; Joshua Hagler, Parliament (after Kiki Smith), 2023, Mixed media on canvas, 72 × 60 in.; Johnny DeFeo, Preparing for the Storm Does Not Always Prepare You for the Storm, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 48 × 95.5 in.;

Erin Cluley Gallery: A Dallas staple, Erin Cluley Gallery, together with Erin Cluley Projects will showcase Du Chau, Riley Holloway, Anna Membrino, John Miranda, Nic Nicosia, Madelyn Sneed-Grays, René Treviño, Zeke Williams and others at their F26 booth. Images:

Anna Membrino, Grown, 2023, Acrylic on Canvas, 86 × 65 in.; Riley Holloway, Her Future is Bright, 2023, Oil on canvas, 40 × 30 in.; Zeke Williams, Castellan Park, Big Bend, 2023, Oil on CNC carved birch plywood, artists frame, 70.75 × 45.5 in.

Galleri Urbane: Another Dallas staple, Galleri Urbane will feature artwork by the gallery’s established artists, including Stephen D’Onofrio, József Csató, Gail Peter Borden, and Anna Kunz. Additionally, the booth will introduce new talents such as Ronan Day Lewiswho gave us an interview on his work and the fair, Drea Cofield, and Megan Reed, as well as present Shinya Azuma in collaboration with Cohju Gallery. Catch them in booth B6. Images: Stephen D’Onofrio, Oranges and Bees Bowl Still life, 2023, Acrylic on canvas, 34 × 30 in.; József Csató, Calibrating Feelings, 2022, Oil, acrylic on canvas, 67 × 59 in.; Ronan Day-Lewis, Are You There Right Now? Do You Ever Get Lonely?, 2023, Oil pastel on canvas, 24 × 48 in.

Inman Gallery: Established in 1990 with a focus on artists based in Houston and the surrounding region, Inman Gallery has since developed an internationally renowned program that represents contemporary artists from the local area, as well as from across the nation and overseas. The gallery actively supports artists from the early stages of their careers, helping them achieve national and international recognition, while maintaining a strong presence within the local community. At the heart of the gallery’s mission lies a commitment to education, community engagement, and fostering long-term relationships with artists. The gallery presents a dynamic selection of artists from their roster, including Charis Ammon, JooYoung Choi, Jamal Cyrus, Dorothy Antoinette (Toni) LaSelle, David McGee, Shaun O’Dell, and Alexis Pye. Works will range from intimate portraits of cityscapes to material-forward abstract paintings, to experiments in geometric abstraction, to highly structured narrative worlds. Catch it all in booth D3. Images: Charis Ammon, Mattress Warehouse, 2022, Oil on canvas on panel, 6 × 8 in.; Alexis Pye, Spilled tea is not only a thing to clean up, 2023, Oil, oil stick and oil pastel on canvas, 36 × 36 × 1 5/8 in.

Keijsers Koning: Dallas’ Keijsers Koning will feature works by William Burton Binnie, Brent Birnbaum, Tamara Johnson, Popel Coumou, and Eric Sall in-line with their mission to push the boundaries and create a space that allows for unconventional ideas to be expressed, explored, and enjoyed. Additionally, an installation at Klyde Warren Park and DAF entrance park Round the Bend sees an immersive installation by artist Rachel Hayes. Inspired by cascading color fields and landscapes, Hayes will activate the city landscapes through textile banner of colors that will reflect the beginnings of spring. These abstract geometric forms feel like fluid stained glass that will hover over the ground. The wind will cause a rippling resembling the movement of water and the sun interacting with the various colors and textures that glisten across the grounds of Klyde Warren Park. Rachel Hayes created a fiber-art installations that covers the middle of the park and will cascade over the grass. The public will be able to walk along the installation and enjoy the flashes of color as the textiles flow like a wave reminiscent of the current of cars driving underneath the park. These quilt like banners will also be installed at the entrance of the Dallas Art Fair to create a link between both events. Images:

Brent Birnbaum, A Landscape, 2019, Board Games on Mounted Dibond, 28.25 × 40 × 3 in.; Tamara Johnson, Water Hose, Live Strong, 2023, Rope, pigmented silicone rubber, aluminum, resin, epoxy putty, oil-based paint, 45 × 34 × 70 in.; Popel Coumou, Untitled (PC 147), 2021, C-print, 27.5 × 19 in., Frame included, Edition 1/5 + 1AP.

Martha’s: Representing Austin, Martha’s is an art gallery that specializes in working with early-career artists. Presenting solo and group exhibitions spanning all media, Martha’s is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse ecosystem for artists and collaborators. Founded by Ricky Morales and Meredith Williams in 2018, Martha’s has quickly become a necessary fixture of the growing Austin arts community, working closely with local and regional artists, while also bringing in artists from other parts of the country. Expect to see Brach Tiller, Ricardo Partida, Ana Villagomez, Conner O’Leary, Wes Thompson, Jenaro Goode, and Carlos Rosales Silv in their D10 booth. Image: Conner O’Leary, Self Portrait, 2023, Acrylic on Canvas Stretched on Panel, 30 x 40 in.

McClain Gallery: For more than three decades, McClain Gallery has concentrated on showcasing and acquiring exceptional modern and contemporary art. The gallery’s program features prominent twentieth-century artists while maintaining a dedication to younger generations, including exclusive representation for Texas-based artists. See their experience personified in booth G6 where they will highlight Ted Stamm, Elaine Reichek, Dorothy Hood, Nick Vaughan & Jake Margolin, David Row, and John Alexander. Images: Dorothy Hood, Forbidden Fruit, ca. 1980s, Pen and ink on gray Canson paper, 25.25 × 19.5 in.; Tara Donovan, Composition (Cards), 2017, Styrene cards and glue, 16.25 × 22.25 × 4 in.

Meliksetian | Briggs: M|B was founded in 2012 by Anna Meliksetian and Michael Briggs and has recently moved their gallery to Dallas. The artists in their program investigate various positions, addressing relevant contemporary, philosophical, aesthetic, and sociopolitical ideas in their work. These include the dialectic between the production and reception of an artwork, aesthetics and exchange value, ideas of self as performer and selfhood as performance, identity and post-colonialism, cultural theory, and appropriation. Give them a big Texas welcome at their F17A booth, where they will highlight works by Meg Cranston, David-Jeremiah, Alex Heilbron, Yifan Jiang, and Christiane Lyons. Image: Yifan Jiang, Pelican, 2022, Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 in.

Peter Augustus: Making the trip across Stemmons Parkway from the Design District to Downtown, Peter Augustus marks their third apperance at the Dallas Art Fair, this time in booth F8, with Tobe Kan, Nato Miyazaki, Ryoichi Nakamura, Nato Miyazaki, Keisuke Shoda, and Mari Tanimoto. Images:

Tobe Kan, A rest 8, 2023, Acrylic and Oil Pastel on Canvas, 15.7 × 19.6 in.; Naoto Miyazaki, A Slanted Figure, 2020, Plaster and Wood, 21.6 × 16.5 × 5 in.

Sicardi Ayers Bacino: At Booth A3, the gallery presents a captivating group exhibition showcasing contemporary artists Elias Crespin, Rodrigo Facundo, Thomas Glassford, Marco Maggi, Sandra Monterroso, Pedro S. de Movellan, John Sparagana, and Jorinde Voigt. Elias Crespin, a Paris-based Venezuelan artist, crafts mesmerizing electrokinetic mobiles, blending his engineering background with the influence of Venezuelan kinetic masters like Jesús Rafael Soto and Gego. Through his art, Crespin offers a captivating exploration of form in space and time. Rodrigo Facundo, a Colombian artist, displays his technical mastery and conceptual finesse through paintings and watercolors, combining a variety of artistic mediums to create intricate visions of nature and humanity that intertwine contrasting images within a realm of fantastic beauty. Thomas Glassford, an American artist living in Mexico City, employs everyday materials to create architectural works reminiscent of 1960s Minimalist sculpture and Op Art paintings. His new blown-glass suspended sculpture builds upon his recently completed commission, Dueling Pendants, for a courthouse in San Antonio, Texas. Marco Maggi, a New York-based Uruguayan artist, transforms everyday objects into meticulously-crafted sculptures and drawings that examine the relationship between information and knowledge in our contemporary world. Sandra Monterroso, a Guatemalan artist, delves into postcolonial indigenous culture, gender issues, and power dynamics across diverse media such as tapestry, painting, video, installation, and performance. Pedro S. de Movellan, an American artist, creates kinetic sculptures influenced by both his architect father and abstract painter mother. His wind-activated sculptures are inspired by natural elements subject to air movements, such as weather, birds, and trees. John Sparagana, an American artist, uses imagery from pop culture and personal history to construct works on paper through a strategic cutting and mixing method, creating visually stimulating optical effects. Jorinde Voigt, a German artist, examines the inner processes of perception and various aspects of life, such as emotions, sensory experience, and natural phenomena. She employs drawings, paintings, collages, and sculptures to map the natural rhythms governing our experience of reality. Images: Thomas Glassford, Untitled, 2022. Blown glass, stainless steel, 134 x 16 x 16 in.; Jorinde Voigt, Immersion IV (7), 2018. Ink, India ink, copper leaf, pastel, oil pastel, pencil on paper, 40 1/8 x 26 in.; Rodrigo Facundo, Manimal, 2020. Watercolor on 300 gr. cotton paper, 35 7/8 x 45 1/4 in.

Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden: As one of the oldest galleries in Dallas, Valley House Gallery is naturally a staple at the Dallas Art Fair. Their booth, F14, ends up being one that is quickly surrounded by fairgoers. Especially because the gallery has an eclectic array of works in all types of mediums and spanning decades. You never want to skip VHG’s booth. Images: Sedrick Huckaby, Fatimah, 1999, Oil on canvas, 52 × 42 in.; Otis Huband, Untitled, 2022, Oil on canvas, 43.75 × 64 in.; Anita Huffington, Goddess, 1989, Marble, 36.5 × 9 × 9 in.

Various Small Fires: Various Small Fires (VSF) originated from a series of discussions with artists and curators in Esther Kim Varet’s Venice Beach kitchen while she worked on her doctoral dissertation. Officially launched in 2015, VSF featured a roster of artists and its contemporary Johnston MarkLee Architects-designed building. The Hollywood gallery comprises three exhibition spaces, a distinctive sound corridor, and an outdoor gallery, focusing on curatorial themes such as climate, equality, and international dialogue. VSF is renowned for offering debut shows to artists, fostering intergenerational conversations among artists on its roster, and securing artists’ legacies within art history. In 2021, the gallery joined the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA). Expanding its global presence, VSF opened a second location in Seoul in 2019 and a third outpost in Dallas, Texas, in 2022. These expansions reflect Varet’s personal connections to each city and emphasize the gallery’s commitment to innovation and global dialogue in the twenty-first century. From their B1 booth, the gallery hosts Sara Anstis, Alex Foxton, Jessie Homer French,  Mie Olise Kjærgaard,  Che Lovelace, Caitlin Lonegan, and Mark Yang. Image: Mark YangPeace of Mind, 2023, Oil on canvas, 22 × 18 in.

William Campbell Gallery: For over four decades, William Campbell Gallery has gained widespread recognition for its significant contributions to the ever-evolving realm of contemporary art. Established in 1974, the gallery concentrates on contemporary art across various mediums. Showcasing nationally recognized artists alongside new and emerging talents, William Campbell Gallery strives to cultivate awareness and appreciation for the remarkable diversity found in contemporary art. The gallery’s exhibition program extends beyond Texas, encompassing talent from across the United States and Europe. From booth F10, WCG, will host Lloyd Martin, Lee Albert Hill, Jeff Kellar, Michelle Benoit, Benito Huerta, Peter Maier, Howard Sherman, Billy Hassell, Cecil Touchon, Brian Moore, JT Grant, Arno Kortschot. and John Holt Smith.