The Pit is pleased to present MythMAKER, a 2-person exhibition in The Pit II. This is a special exhibition for us, as it features work in dialogue by The Pit’s founders Adam D. Miller and Devon Oder. MythMAKER is being launched at a seminal moment for The Pit, as it will run concurrently with the group exhibition We Like Explosions, an exhibition introducing our new- ly announced roster of represented artists. As an artist run gallery, it was decided to do an exhibition with the work of The Pit’s founders in or- der to bring their practices and output into this moment for our program.
Miller and Oder’s artistic output continually overlaps, creating an ongo-
ing conversation throughout their lives both as a married couple but also
as artists sharing their studios, as curators, parents, and founders of The
Pit. Each artist has a unique and idiosyncratic approach to art making,
Oder is a photographer and Miller makes drawings, paintings, and objects,
yet shared in uences and experiences are apparent in each artist’s prac-
MythMAKER will feature a selection of black and white photographs by Oder centered on heightened moments found in nature in conversation with graph- ite drawings, and an installation of two totemic cast aluminum sculptures by Miller. Natural and biological forms such as shells and tree stumps found in Oder’s photographs make a circuitous conversation with Miller’s symbolic vocabulary central to the drawing’s compositions and sculptural forms. Although aesthetically their artwork looks quite different, the un- derlying themes found in both create an investigation of life, death, tran- scendence, suffering, and joy through a psychedelic lens ltering aspects and tropes of cultural output such as lm, as well as historical in uences (both art and social histories).
A perfect bound limited edition Risograph printed book will be made to ac- company the exhibition MythMAKER and will be released at an event at the gallery during the show’s run.