The Pit: The Pit Presents

8 - 24 September

The Pit presented 'The Pit Presents', the gallery’s first exhibition in London.

Founded in 2014 by artists Adam D. Miller and Devon Oder, The Pit is a contemporary art gallery representing emerging and mid-career artists who work in a variety of mediums, with an on-going focus of promoting cross-generational conversations between historical and emerging artists. The gallery has two locations in Los Angeles and Palm Springs. Originally the title The Pit Presents was given to a series of exhibitions of visiting galleries hosted at The Pit Los Angeles starting in 2018. Each gallery curated their own presentation from their gallery roster in The Pit’s Los Angeles space. The exhibition for No. 9 Cork Street was curated in the spirit of the visiting gallery series, though flipped on its head with The Pit presenting works from its own program this time as a visiting gallery itself.

For No.9 Cork Street, The Pit brought together a selection of the gallery’s roster artists as a first introduction of the program to London including new works by Heather Day, Howard Fonda, Bella Foster, Erik Frydenborg, James Goss, Kelly Lynn Jones, Liz Markus, Anthony Miler, Devin Troy Strother, and Maryam Yousif.

Bella Foster, Waiting for Angie (Silverwood Terrace), 2021, Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy the artist and The Pit
Maryam Yousif, Double Cosmic Handbag: Hallucinations, 2022, Glazed stoneware. Courtesy the artist and The Pit