Entwining image and object, the work of Darren Harvey-Regan (b. 1974 Exeter) often sees a hybridisation of the conventions of photography and sculpture. As quietly humorous as they are frustrating his works challenge the viewer to distinguish where representation ends and the object begins. “The presentation of photographs in interaction with objects serves to highlight the inherent tensions within representation; between the photograph as an object and the image of the world it contains. In this way, I consider the photograph as being something not only to think about, but to think with.”
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 permanent photography collection at the V & A Museum, London. His solo exhibitions include Theeyseesarles, Arles, FR (2021); Metalepsis, Copperfield Gallery, London (2017); 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 Walker Evens Revisited, Museum Helmond, NL ('22-'23); Walker Evens Revisited, Museum Helmond, NL (2021); Walker Evens Revisited curated by David Campany, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany (2020); Winter Garden, Houston Centre for Photography, Houston, USA (2020); The Salon Show, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam, NL (2020); Hogchester Arts, Dorset, UK (2019); Impronte, Passaggi Arts Contemporanea, Pise, IT (2019); Art Brussels, Copperfield London, Belgium (2019); Synesthesia, Penninsula Arts, Plymouth, UK (2018); Stages, Photofairs, San Fransico, USA (2018); Art Rotterdam, The Ravestijn Gallery, Rotterdam, NL (2018); Pic.London, Ambika P3, London (2017); Perfectionism (part iii): The Alchemy of Making, Griffin Gallery, London (2016); 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). His book 'The Erratics' has been shortlisted of the Aperture/ Paris Photo First Photobook Award (2017).
For his most recent solo exhibition with the gallery please click here.