05 April – 23 April: Darren Tanny Tan – Creatures of Habit

GALLERY 1:

Creatures of Habit is a photographic documentation on the morning routine of office workers, whose ubiquity and visual banality is a walking reminder for the artist of how not to live one’s life. The harsh realities of life cause us to pursue the pragmatic over the idealistic – art is often fuelled by this tension, returning dignity and critical distance to a vapid, humdrum void we inhabit through our routines.   

Darren Tanny Tan’s series finds a discordant beauty in the mundane. His powerful images query capitalism’s empty promises of happiness, and reflect on the loss of identity, both for individuals and society.