Heather Day: Split Screen

918 Ruberta Ave Glendale, California 91201
Sep 17, 5 PM - 7 PM — ends Oct 15, 2022
The Pit is pleased to present Split Screen, Joshua Tree-based artist Heather Day’s first solo show with the gallery. The exhibition will be on view at the gallery’s newly renovated Los Angeles location from September 17 to October 15, 2022 with an opening reception on September 17 from 5-7PM.

Split Screen is a reference to the way our fragmented experience of the world affects perception and memory. The immediacy and abundance of information we come up against everyday presents many parallel paths of reality. Personal memory and individual perspectives are often distorted by the natural fallibility of emotional attachment to a place, event, or moment in time. This body of work reflects that fractured mosaic through an idiosyncratic process of doing, undoing, copying, and reorganizing. The physical process of Day’s work relies on muscle memory and the inclinations or practiced gestures that are held within the body. All the paintings in this series begin with the same compositional form that finds new life in each iteration through the limitations of the physical self and irregular environmental factors – a method of painting that embraces chance interactions and the way a mark evolves as the artist attempts to replicate it.