We like explosions that leave you feeling good
We like ideas that change the world for good...
We like new places that jets can't take you to
We do like music when it does what it should do...
We like explosions, it's only right we should
We like ideas, we thought you understood
We like new places until they're overrun...
There's nothing past the stop and go
There's nothing but the ebb and flow
There's nothing like some in and out
There's nothing more than what you know
We like explosions
We like explosions
In the first two years of The Pit’s existence we have been fortunate enough to work with many artists, writers, and curators. A foundational goal of The Pit has always been to focus on ideas and breaking down many of the traditional hierarchies found in the gallery system. How can a gallery truly be a place for artists in all stages of their careers? As artists ourselves, what do we want from a gallery and how can we provide that for other artists? These are a few questions we continually find ourselves asking and trying to answer. After our first show The Outlanders opened in 2014, The Pit has been an explosion in our lives, and we like to think the energy created has been felt and appreciated throughout our community.
We Like Explosions marks the beginning of our third year of programming. This show and this moment feel seminal to us for several reasons. This exhibition takes a turn from our usual method of curating in which group exhibitions are based on central themes running throughout the works shown in the gallery. We Like Explosions brings together 6 artists with a shared frame of mind, a feeling, an ethos, and it represents the future of The Pit. Going into our third year of programming we are delighted to announce the formation of a roster of represented artists who we will continue to work with into the future.
This exhibition is a pinpoint in The Pit’s history, and marks an expansion in our program and direction. We will continue our mission of working with outside artists, writers and curators while fostering a community, which is open, accepting, and free of pretension. The Pit is an artist-run gallery meant to inspire other artists to walk their own path, create their own futures, and reject the status quo when it doesn’t satisfy them.
Make your future | Make your scene | Make your own rules | We like Explosions!
A full color perfect bound catalog will published in conjunction with the exhibition and will be released at an event at the gallery during the exhibition’s run.