Home » EVENTS » Currently Reading:

Darren Harvey-Regan: A Shifting Sense of Things at Sumarria Lunn Private view Wednesday 30th January 2013

January 30, 2013 EVENTS No Comments

20130129 075551 Darren Harvey Regan: A Shifting Sense of Things at Sumarria Lunn Private view Wednesday 30th January 2013

20130129 075557 Darren Harvey Regan: A Shifting Sense of Things at Sumarria Lunn Private view Wednesday 30th January 2013

20130129 075602 Darren Harvey Regan: A Shifting Sense of Things at Sumarria Lunn Private view Wednesday 30th January 2013

20130129 075608 Darren Harvey Regan: A Shifting Sense of Things at Sumarria Lunn Private view Wednesday 30th January 2013

31st January to 8th March 2013 Sumarria Lunn Gallery 36 South Molton Lane Mayfair London

In ‘A Shifting Sense of Things’ Darren Harvey-Regan playfully experiments with the nature of the photographic and its relationship to the material world. Throughout the works Harvey-Regan presents a shifting interplay between the subject, its photographic representation, and the photographic object – the material photograph itself.

Harvey-Regan continually draws our attention to the often overlooked physicality of a photograph. As an object that bears a representational image it is more than mere surface, it is in itself a thing. “The process of translating object to image is that of transposing matter to surface, one thing into another thing. Photographs do not just exist to show things, they are things – more objects amongst the many.”

This process of translation is further explored by Harvey-Regan through taking objects from the world and fashioning them in the likeness of images. For example, in ‘Beauties of The Common Tool, Rephrased’ Harvey-Regan appropriates Walker Evans’ 1955 commission for Fortune magazine. Montaging Evans’ original tool images together he makes new forms before recreating these constructs in reality by sourcing matching tools, cutting them in half and re-joining them to emulate his montages. The resulting hybridised physical objects are photographed to create the final work, entailing a reversal of photographic trajectory: where photography typically starts with something in the world and makes an image of it, here pre-existing images have been made into something in the world.

The type of representational relationship underpinning these works is what commonly affects the way we order and describe our world. This consideration is further borne out in ‘Quotations in Kind’ which incorporates an educational children’s book where formative definitions about the nature of perception and language are shaped.

In this installation, comprising of an illustration of stacked bricks in a children’s book which is emulated both as a photograph and as a solid concrete sculpture, the same formal quality from the illustration is repeated, ‘quoted’ as it were, photographically and sculpturally. The book’s facing page asks the question ‘How many bricks?’ and while the photograph and the sculpture accurately transpose the illustration in their own distinct idioms, that of surface and that of solid, the literal answer to the question ‘how many bricks?’ remains in fact, none.

www.sumarrialunn.com/

About The Artist
Darren Harvey-Regan is a graduate of the Royal College of Art. Solo exhibitions include A Collection of Gaps, Phoenix, Exeter (2011) and Fact, Room Gallery, London (2011). Group shows include Brush It In, Flowers East, London (2012), Confined, Nest, The Hague (2012), Recasting the Gods, Sumarria Lunn, London (2012), I’ll Be Your Mirror, Monte Vista, Los Angeles (2012), Collaborators 3, Room Gallery, London (2012), Matter in Hand, Kingsgate Gallery, London (2012), Breaking Surfaces, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin (2012), I’ll Be Your Mirror, Nancy Kranzberg Gallery, St. Louis (2012), Spinning Yarns, 800 and Ice House Galleries, New Jersey (2012), I’ll Be Your Mirror, Nancy Kranzberg Gallery, St. Louis (2011), The Animal Gaze Returned, Cass Gallery, London (2011), Object Dada, Edel Assanti, London (2011), Photography as Object, Sumarria Lunn Gallery, London (2011), Catlin Art Prize, London (2011), Catching’ Drifting, SW1 Gallery, London (2011), Spinning Yarns, Gallery 114 and Kendall Gallery, Michigan, US (2011), New Contemporaries, ICA, London (2010), Hal Silver, Russian Club Gallery, London (2009) and Close Distance / CONTACT Photography Festival, York Quay Gallery, Toronto (2009). Darren Harvey-Regan is a recipient of the Leverhulme Trust Award (2009) and has been shortlisted for The Arts Foundation 2013 Awards. He is currently undertaking an AA2A Residency at Sir John Cass School of Art (London MET) and is part of the Hal Silver collective.

FAD NEWS

REVIEW: Rearranging the Career of Bita Fayyazi

October 25, 2014

REVIEW: Rearranging the Career of Bita Fayyazi

Bita Fayyazi’s work is disquieting; massive cockroaches swarm and inelegant thread bound heads jut from walls, smashed figures squat on low podiums and terracotta dead dogs lie on piles of dirt. Yet, almost against aesthetic reason, the pieces are utterly compelling. Her third solo outing at Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde is a reinterpretation of her [...]

NX-Perspectives: Sharp New Digital Art inspired by the provocative new Lexus NX

October 23, 2014

NX-Perspectives: Sharp New Digital Art inspired by the provocative new Lexus NX

As regular readers know, FAD loves digital art, so we’re delighted to have encountered an innovative global project from Lexus called NX-Perspectives.

ARTNEWS:The Mexican Embassy And Jose Cuervo Partner To Lead ‘Day Of The Dead’ Celebrations In London

October 22, 2014

ARTNEWS:The Mexican Embassy And Jose Cuervo Partner To Lead ‘Day Of The Dead’ Celebrations In London

Jose Cuervo, the oldest tequila brand in the world partners with the Mexican Embassy to bring an art-led Day of The Dead festival to London

ART NEWS: London gallery to give away all its Art for FREE

October 22, 2014

ART NEWS: London gallery to give away all its Art for FREE

In a world first an art gallery in central London will be giving away every single one of its exhibits to passers-by (for free!) this Friday

ART NEWS: Legendary Magnum Photographer René Burri Dies at 81

October 22, 2014

ART NEWS: Legendary Magnum Photographer René Burri Dies at 81

Leaving behind a significant body of work, FAD takes a moment to remember legendary photographer René Burri

ART NEWS : “The Theory of Everything” brings NYC to Tears

October 22, 2014

ART NEWS : “The Theory of Everything” brings NYC to Tears

Stephen Hawking biopic, “The Theory of Everything” made it’s U.S. premiere at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City Monday night. The film, starring Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking & Felicity Jones as Hawking’s wife Jane, was said to leave its audience in tears as film industry darlings gathered to watch the films debut.

Don’t Miss: NON ZERO ONE as part of WHAT MARCEL DUCHAMP TAUGHT ME @FASLondon

October 21, 2014

Don’t Miss: NON ZERO ONE as part of WHAT MARCEL DUCHAMP TAUGHT ME @FASLondon

Taking you on a 22 minute headphone journey throughout the entire 5 floors of the UK’s oldest commercial dealership..

FAD DAILY

FAD DAILY

Want brilliant, exciting and interesting art and culture news in your inbox every day? Course you do. Sign up to our newsletter below.

ADVERTISING