Emily Colucci interviews painter Brandi Twilley on the occasion of Twilley’s exhibition The Living Room at Sargent’s Daughters, New York, on view through August 26, 2016.
Twilley comments: “It was a slow process of remembering. Some things I never managed to remember and I left them unclear. The scale and shape of things in the paintings were always shifting. I have firm memories of what the room felt like and what the light seemed to do and I followed that. Working from memory resulted in a lot of strangeness that I tried to resolve the best I could, but I also accepted that these were going to be weird versions of reality and nothing like a painting made from life.”