PARISTEXASLA is pleased to present INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, an exhibition by the New Yorkbased
American artist Darryl Westly. INTERIOR/EXTERIOR 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 Hello Kitty, 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.
In 12 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
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