Opening: Wednesday 4 October, 6—8pm
Dates: 4 – 28 October 2017
Beyond the entrance to a Céline store sits a monolithic slab of marble. A face of rock, shaved clean and polished, reminding me of an entrance to a tomb. Cut through in steel is the word surrounded by halo light burning and calling the name – Céline. Whenever walking by a Céline store I've stopped and photographed the marble. For a long time I wanted to make my own, like a set to a film or minimalist sculpture. To see what it does. In my mind it is green in colour and washed light similar to a cave entrance at dusk, similar to Kryptonite. All power and weakness.
Darren Sylvester uses a multi disciplinary practice involving photography, sculpture, video and music to employ pop culture moments and their subsequent artefacts to explore the mixing of authenticity, desirability, contemporary ennui and death.