Emma Webster (b. 1989) lives and works in Los Angeles. Her relationship with the surrounding landscapes of the city, both urban and rural, informs her borrowing of elements that are at once both familiar and foreign. A self-described painter of landscapes, but not a landscape painter, Emma Webster paints scenographic worlds. She models her panoramic paintings from greenspace built in virtual reality through modern technologies like Oculus and Blender. Using these tools as a method of draft making, Webster effectively creates, alters, and inhabits the perceived worlds of her creation. The confluence of these illusory and formal elements allows Webster to reveal the intertwined histories of landscape painting and set design. With Intermission being the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles in over four years, this new body of work highlights greater parallels between the overarching history of the city and the nature of the exhibition itself. Webster’s work assesses the literal and metaphorical meanings of staging and looking. Webster’s dynamic exhibition design reflects and refracts centuries-old affectations found in Hollywood as well as Broadway.