DARRYL AT BAR
Westly uses the streets, walls and architecture of Beirut as his inspiration for a new series of interior/exterior ‘landscapes’. Color, voids, shadows and light merge to create a perspective to the past, present and future of the city. The revealed neatness in his paintings link to Westly’s former eye-catching compositions of make feel ‘happy’ junk and his enquiry into our socially coded lifestyles.
Darry Westly (b. 1989) graduated from Pratt Institute as a sculpture major and holds a BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and the Arts. His paintings give the view of an interior/exterior ‘landscapes’ shaped by voids, layers and shadows that create the perspective into a clean and coded arrangement of a contemporary interior. The revealed neatness in his paintings link to Westly’s former photo-realistic works, eye-catching compositions of ‘make feel happy’ junk and his enquiry in our socially coded lifestyles.
Dates of residency: September - October 2017
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Lives and works: New York, NY
Education: 2007-2009 Pratt Institute,sculpture major 2010-2013 The cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, BFA
2017 Art Athina with Club Pro LA and The Institute for New Feeling, Tae kwon Do Pavillion, Athens
2017 Shed, Christies Fine Art Services Storage, Christies Summer Preview, New York
2015 Strangers Forming a group waiting to Kiss, Motel Gallery New York
2015 The Gruin Transfer, Solomon Arts Gallery, New York