INTERIOR/EXTERIOR is an exhibition by New York-based American artist Darryl Westly.
Westley’s work alludes to a mental space, most likely on a screen reﬂecting back at you, which compounds into a physical space, such as a list of handwritten hashtags or an intimate selﬁe snapped in some exotic bathroom beyond. That place between one’s mind and body is the vortex of the show.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR ponders our inherited confusion of contemporary perspective. In Westly’s paintings exist a universe of conﬁrmation bias, skewed planes, disjointed landscapes, and pixelated architecture; an odalisque cuddling with HelloKitty, a patio table set before a pop-up window selling sex, and a Greco-Roman muse precariously balanced in front of an African American ﬁeld worker, likely a slave.
In these paintings, Westly visually walks the viewer back to a cozy place in Plato’s cave and describes to the children of the internet yet another way to comb through mediated reality.
Exhibition on display until December 21, 2019.
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