Organized by Nick Wilkinson (Left Field Gallery), “Double Play” features work from Lois Ann Barnett, Nathan Randall Green, Jennifer J. Lee, Anthony Lepore, Cal Siegel and Gillian Theobald. With a poem commissioned for the occasion by Chris Hutchinson.
Lois Ann Barnett (deceased) made incredible drawings evoking jittery, kaleidoscopic landscapes. Her drawings reflect an uncanny ability to use a myriad of stock marker and pencil colors to make a cohesive and subtle unified work. Her colors meld together and fight for independence the way many pointillist masterpieces do. Barnett made the majority of her work at the NIAD Art Center in Richmond, California, a non-profit studio for artists with physical and developmental disabilities. Barnett was legally blind and made most of her work with her face just inches from the paper.
Nathan Randall Green was born in 1980 in Houston, TX and received his BFA in 2004 from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a founding member and partner of Okay Mountain Gallery and Collective. Nathan has recently shown his work at Left Field in San Luis Obispo, CA, Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York, Art Palace Gallery in Houston, TX, Hus Gallery in London, and Goss Michael Foundation in Dallas, TX. Nathan has also participated in Artist-In-Residence programs in Connecticut, New York, Vermont, Michigan, Illinois, and Texas and has painted murals in galleries, domestic spaces, and outdoors throughout the country. Nathan is represented by Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, TX and lives and works in New York, NY.
Jennifer J. Lee (b.1977) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon
University and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She attended the Skowhegan
School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009. Lee’s work has recently appeared in group
exhibitions at Fisher Parrish, Klaus von Nichtssagend, CANADA, Central Park Gallery, Los Angeles; and Underdonk, Brooklyn as well as “The Mushroom Show” in Craryville, NY.
Anthony Lepore grew up in Los Angeles and received his MFA from Yale University and BFA from Fordham University. He was recently included in exhibitions at the Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Lepore has had solo exhibitions at the California Museum of Photography at UC Riverside, M+B Gallery (LA), Francois Ghebaly Gallery (LA), Marvelli Gallery (NY), Groflin Maag (Switzerland), Marvelli Gallery (NY) and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City in addition to others. His work is in the collections of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Getty Museum, The Guggenheim Museum, The Kemper Museum, The Mint Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, and The California Museum of Photography.
Cal Siegel was born in West Newbury, Massachusetts and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his B.A. in Studio Art and Media Studies from Pitzer College in Claremont, California. In 2015 he attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Solo and two-person exhibitions include The house your road ends on, Outside Gallery, North Adams, MA (2018); S.L.A.B., Violet’s Café, Brooklyn, NY (2015); wallflower frieze with Meena Hasan, 6Base, Bronx, NY (2017); and Smile in the Dark with Matthew Stone, Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA (2016). He has participated in a number of group exhibitions including The Gift Shop, Red Bull Studios, New York (2016); The landscape changes 30 times, Anahita Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2015); Inside/Outside: Works from the Skowhegan Archives, CSA Gallery, Waterville, Maine (2015); and To do as one would, David Zwirner, New York (2014); among others.
Gillian Theobald has shown widely in the Northwest, throughout the United States, and in Europe for many years. She was a finalist for the 2017 Neddy award, and was included in the west coast edition of New American Paintings, 2016. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Rose Museum, Brandeis University; Gallery Akmak, Berlin; Rocket Gallery, London; Blum Helman Gallery, NY; Emmanuel Gallery, University of Colorado at Denver; the Fitchburg Museum, MA.
The Pit is located at 918 Ruberta Avenue in Glendale, California. “Double Play” is on view through June 9, 2019.