In a dual exhibition, Gallery 12.26 offers two poignant takes on female portraiture.
Keer Tanchak, “Pearl” (2021, oil on aluminum) PHOTO COURTESY OF GALLERY 12.26
Comprising new works by Keer Tanchak and Janet Werner, Romantik is a joint exhibition spotlighting each artist’s interpretations of the female figure. From April 17 through May 15, Gallery 12.26 patrons can compare and contrast the two painters’ styles side by side. The Canadian-born contemporaries have much in common—both are known for their painterly depictions of women and both cite fashion magazines, pop culture and art history as major sources of inspiration. Initially intrigued by the characters seen in Baroque and Rococo paintings, Tanchak began mixing in modern elements to develop what has since become her singular aesthetic. Werner, on the other hand, can trace her longtime focus on female portraits back to an early fascination with the women featured in high-fashion ads. Romantik marks Tanchak’s first show at Gallery 12.26 and Werner’s first show in Texas. 150 Manufacturing St., Ste. 205, gallery1226.com
Keer Tanchak, “Aimant” (2021, oil on aluminum) PHOTO COURTESY OF GALLERY 12.26
Janet Werner, “Orange Chair” (2021, oil on canvas). PHOTO COURTESY OF GALLERY 12.26