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.
PARISTEXASLA, South Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA