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  • Darren Sylvester, Dear Diary, 2021, digital C-print, 94 1⁄2 × 63".

    Darren Sylvester, Dear Diary, 2021, digital C-print, 94 1⁄2 × 63".

    Darren Sylvester

    Neon Parc | Tinning Street

    Darren Sylvester is renowned for his highly staged and slightly awkward photographs of people surrounded by branded accoutrements—IKEA furniture and Gap clothing, Dunkin’ Donuts and Diet Coke. Commentators frequently compare Sylvester’s work to fashion editorials and advertising campaigns, while viewers describe feeling directly addressed by the works, or even seduced, as by a pop song that seems to have been written specifically for them. Critics have spilled ink trying to decide whether Sylvester’s work is adequately critical of, or collusive with, the capitalist imagery that is so clearly

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