DARREN HARVEY- REGAN: METALEPSIS / 3 May - 25 May 2017
Copperfield, London is pleased to present the project Metalepsis by Darren Harvey-Regan (b. 1974 Exeter).
The installation consists of thirteen distinct but entwined and primarily photographic components. It spans a range of processes, subject matters and time frames, touching on themes of materiality and mass, surface and form, language, religion and the absurd, all the while employing a kind of muted iconoclasm that never entirely accepts the image for what it is. Throughout the work a sense of continuity is retained through Harvey-Regan’s distinct visual and conceptual sensibility.
Metalepsis itself is a rhetorical term for taking figurative language through a succession of meanings, as well as referring to the transgression of logically distinct narrative levels, where the narrator enters their own story, for example, or characters address audiences.
Similarly within the installation all of the various considerations that make up each of the individual pieces - subject, medium, material, form, framing, etc. - are given equal significance as any one work can become the means to reference or transition to another. Metalepsis therefore becomes a type of visual syntax where images, materials and subjects quote, introduce, overlap, encounter, and re-quote each other.
Darren Harvey-Regan is a graduate of the Royal College of Art. His work has appeared in exhibitions and publications internationally and is part of the permenant photography collection at the V & A Museum, London. His solo exhibitions include The Erratics, Copperfield, London (2015 - 2016) The Erratics, Passaggi - Arte Contemporanea, Pisa (2015), Phrasings, Ravestijn, Amsterdam (2013), A Shifting Sense of Things, Sumarria Lunn, London (2013) , A Collection of Gaps, Phoenix, Exeter (2011) and Fact, Room Gallery, London (2011). Group shows include Mac International, finalist, Belfast (2016), Not Really Really, Collection Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Quai du Commerce, Brussels (2016), In and Out - Spatial Correspondence, RAUMX, London (2016), Against Nature, Photo50, curated by Sheyi Bankale, London (2015), A History of Photography, V & A, London (2014), Exile, ONCA, Brighton (2014), Act & Application, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai (2014), GeoGráfica, FOTOTROPIA, Guatemala City (2013), The Animal Gaze Returned, Sheffield Institute of Arts (2013), Moves, Chandelier Projects, London (2013), Confined, Nest, Den Haag (2012), Recasting the Gods, Sumarria Lunn, London (2012), Collaborators 3, ROOM, London (2012), Breaking Surfaces, Jette Rudolph, Berlin (2012), I’ll Be Your Mirror, Monte Vista, LA & Nancy Kranzberg, St Louis (2012), The Animal Gaze Returned, Cass, London (2011), Object Dada, Edel Assanti, London (2011), Photography as Object, Sumarria Lunn Gallery, London (2011), Catlin Prize, London (2011), New Contemporaries, ICA, London (2010), Elisions / Show One, Gulbenkian Galleries, RCA, London (2010). Darren Harvey-Regan is a recipient of the Leverhulme Trust Award (2009) and is part of the Hal Silver collective. Publications include The Erratics, RVB Books, monograph, Paris (2017), Constructed: The Contemporary History of The Contructed Image in Photography Since 1990, Routledge, New York (2017), Photography is Magic, Charlotte Cotton, Aperture, New York (2015).
3 - 25 May 2017
Runs weekly, Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 6pm
Party and book launch 15 May, 6.30 - 9pm
Post Offprint drinks at the gallery hosted with RVB Books, Sunday 21 May 6 - 8pm