Harvey Loves Harvey
Harvey Loves Harvey is a collaboration between artists Jason Dean and Matthew Nash. Although we began collaborating in 1992, we have rarely lived in the same city.
Our work takes many forms, but is based in the complications of communication, friendship, and the difficulty of two people acting as one artist.
We embrace failure, probably more than we should.
For much of our work, we adopt the different roles that an artist must play. Sometimes an artist must expore and experiment, and so we are scientists. An artist must promote and sell their work, so we often play the salesmen. Once the ideas are formed and the pitch made, the work needs to be completed. So we are laborers. Of course, we also take positions and fight for our ideas. So sometimes we disagree.
The projects on this website represent the diverse ways in which we have confronted the world, technology, and each other over the years. We create work that is meant to be challenging, but also intended to make you laugh.
Jason Dean lives in Brooklyn. He has worked on a number of film and television productions, including Duplicity, Rescue Me, Rubicon, and many others. He is also the author of the music blog 7inches.
Matthew Nash lives in Boston, where he is Associate Professor at the Lesley University College of Art and Design. Nash is also the Publisher Emeritus of the online art journal Big RED & Shiny and director of the award-winning documentary "16 Photographs at Ohrdruf."