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Allison Miller at The Pit
October 12, 2019 • 11:00 am - October 19, 2019
On View: September 8–October 19, 2019
The Pit Gallery in Glendale occupies a set of small spaces along Ruberta Avenue. In their main gallery, Allison Miller’s paintings feel intimate and personal, but allow room for interpretation from the viewer. The artist is heavily invested in the process of painting, valuing her own personal experience while making the works: adding marks, strokes, and different techniques until the work arrives in a place she might have never predicted. For this particular body of work, Miller involved her intuitive process alongside a rumination on her mother, who recently passed. The paintings include hidden homages to her mother: references to her hand-writing or patterns from fabric she had collected, and together form a group of works that feel tenderly labored over in composition, process, and subject matter. Keep moving down The Pit’s row of galleries to see Jennifer Paige Cohen’s installation of clay sculptures, and a lovely show curated by Portland-based gallery Adams & Ollman.