Saturday October 27th at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm
Please join us for the premiere of Paul Pescador's new film The PYT, which will screen on Saturday October 27th at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm in the new Pit Presents gallery. For The PYT, Pescador utilized the exhibition space of the Pit gallery as a film set for the reproduction of the 1981 horror film "The Pit". The original Canadian cult film tells the story of Jaime a 12 year-old kid who alongside his evil teddy bear enacts revenge upon the town by feeding its citizens to monsters that live within a pit hidden deep in the woods. In Pescador's reinterpretation colorful studio materials and puppets become stand-ins for characters and sets. The PYT is a queer reconsidering in order to understand the awkwardness, horror and trauma of puberty.
Paul Pescador is an artist, filmmaker, performer and writer discussing social interactions and intimacy as they pertain to his own personal identity and history. He graduated with an MFA from University of California, Irvine and a BA from University of Southern California. Select exhibitions and screenings include:The Main Museum, Los Angeles; 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica; 5 Car Garage, Santa Monica; gallery1993, Los Angeles; Coastal/Borders, Getty Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA at Angels Gate Cultural Center; LAND at The Gamble House, Pasadena; Vacancy, Los Angeles; Ashes/Ashes, Los Angeles; Park View, Los Angeles; and Human Resources, Los Angeles. Select performances include: Machine Projects, Los Angeles; Los Angeles Contemporary Archives; Performa 2015; Colony, New York; UC Berkeley: Durham Studio Theater; PAM, Los Angeles; Hammer Museum, with KCHUNG TV, Los Angeles; REDCAT, Los Angeles; Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Los Angeles; and ForYourArt, Los Angeles. His first full collection of writing CRUSHES: A NOVELLA was released by Econo Textual Objects in Spring 2017.