With wide brush strokes, a white coat is adorned with colorful paint, just behind which a Black face with short hair watches expressionless, arms crossed, with figures shuffling past in the background.

Coady Brown: Only in the Darkness Can You See the Stars

Brown’s paintings examine how groups, couples, and solitary figures navigate self-presentation in private and public life. For this new series, ⁠Brown utilizes the dark nightlife of a disco as a thematic parameter to conjure the experience of gathering in a space designated for catharsis and ecstatic exaltation.

Two faces, crudely sketched and superimposed over each other, stare blankly. Splashes of color, ink, charcoal, sprayed paint all converge to create a chaotic backdrop, which is also seems to swallow the faces.

Daniel Crews-Chubb

He creates organically progressive quasi-figurative paintings in series which rely on a group of constructed historic or mythic characters for the work’s narrative.

Crowded painting of butterflies, side by side, overlapping, still. One feels as if they are standing in a bug museum, standing very near a wall of fossilized butterflies.

Isabella Kirkland: THE SMALL MATTER

Isabella Kirkland directs her technical proficiency and rarefied access to biological specimen collections and scientific experts towards illuminating the ecological instability inherent in the Anthropocene.

A painting of two girls with their white hair in long braids. The both stand in profile, facing left. The girl on the left has her head down, while the girl on the right has her head up. Both have closed eyes. The girl on the left's braid reaches back and intertwines with the other girls's braid, which reaches forward. Both have golden and yellow skin with rectangles of turquoise, pink, and red paint scattered over them.

Taylor Smalls: She and I, Them and Us

​Glass Rice is proud to present She and I, Them and Us, Taylor Smalls’ debut solo exhibition with the gallery and co-curated with Sydney Pfaff of Legion Projects. Smalls is a female designer and painter based in Oakland, by way of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Through palette knife painting and her use of highly saturated pigments, Smalls manipulates and exaggerates the visual and figurative complexities of colored skin through large-scale female portraiture. In her latest body of work, Smalls continues this exploration with an intent focus on a feature that has always intimidated the artist in the past; hair.

A realistic painting of a man with a shaved head and glasses sitting in a restaurant. He's sitting on a wall of upholstered benches that are black with red stripes staggered along the top of the backrest. The tables are small with a red tabletop. The man looks to the side with a calm expression. The lower half of the wall behind him is red, the top half is beige. There is a mirror on the wall to the right of the painting reflecting the street scene outside.

Jiab Prachakul: 14 Years

Our identity is dictated to us from the moment we are born, but as we grow up, identity is what we actually choose to be. I do believe that our circle of friends is what makes us who we are. We are all outsiders, Asian artists living abroad, and their deep friendship has offered me a ground on where I can stand and embrace my own identity.