Deborah Remington was several years younger that the rest of the “6” Gallery founders, Wally Hedrick, John Allen Ryan, Hayward King, David Simpson and Jack Spicer, but she was the only one among them whose work had appeared in the King Ubu Gallery the year before the “6” opened. She received her BFA from the California School of Fine Arts where she was a student between 1949-55.
Remington was active in the city’s underground scene before moving to New York in 1965. During that period she worked in hard-edged abstraction and built a visible career in the East. Her painting during the mid-1950’s, however, was still showed the affects of Bay Area Abstract Expressionism—free and loose, a kind of heavily textured action painting in which colors butted against each other, noisy and jarring.