Pat Perry “Which World” @ Hashimoto Contemporary, Los Angeles

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Used objects for sale, at-home firework displays, and moments of midwestern American life form the scenes depicted by Detroit-based artist Pat Perry in Which World, his second solo show at Hashimoto Contemporary. Culling images from memory and crowd-sourced archives like Craigslist or YouTube, Perry’s visual anthology prompts us to consider which world we choose to live in based on which images we acknowledge and which we ignore. Red and yellow life jackets stacked against a white garage door in the high afternoon sun; a pink explosion on suburban asphalt after sundown; a fast food gas station sign as the light at the end of the tunnel. These new paintings highlight understated quotidian moments, refracting ordinary details into uncanny or magical…

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