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Darren Sylvester
‘The Doom Buggies’
1 Mar.–6 Apr.

Neon Parc is pleased to present 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘰𝘰𝘮 𝘉𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘪𝘦𝘴, a major solo exhibition by Darren Sylvester at Neon Parc Brunswick.

In 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘰𝘰𝘮 𝘉𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘪𝘦𝘴, Sylvester builds a series of elaborate, choreographed ‘dream’ stages, which reflect and refract a state of mind rather than place or narrative. This feeling, as if being in a pop-music video, is simultaneously personable and detached, connected and disconnected, aware yet unaware.

Darren Sylvester’s meticulously staged, hyper-real works investigate the dichotomy between high and low culture. His practice combines staged photography, sculpture and installation, with each piece the result of detailed research and planning. Sylvester’s work questions the tension between authenticity and desire within high-gloss consumer culture, by incorporating pop-cultural references that are hinted to, but just out of reach.

Darren Sylvester’s exhibition will be part of ‘PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography’, along with a ten-metre outdoor installation of the artists’s work, 𝘉𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘭 in the Treasure Precinct, CBD which is included in the curated exhibition ‘Uncanny Valley: Photography, Tech and the Hyperreal.’

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘰𝘰𝘮 𝘉𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘪𝘦𝘴 is an official exhibition of PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography.

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