In Narrett’s work, two nude women wearing VR goggles wander through a lush, verdant fantasy populated by intertwined couples; all crowned by three large red roses. “I was thinking the whole scene is something that the women wearing VR glasses are experiencing,” adds Narrett, noting that the couples are from screencaps of “The Bachelor” episodes. “It’s this little magic date-night party where all these people are on double dates, except for one girl who is having a bad night and crying and peeing alone in the bushes.”
Jack Barrett, 315 Gallery director, suggests that Narrett’s work may best encapsulate the spirit of the show. “It’s drawn from reality TV, where there’s this weird fabricated space, and then you’re sitting at home watching it, thinking about these characters and contexts, but you’re completely removed them,” he offers, adding that the VR goggles add another layer of fabricated spaces. Narrett’s tiny nude women wearing VR goggles are an apt visual to capture the crux of the show—the state of feeling vulnerable and alone, wandering aimlessly through a simulated landscape of love and lust.