Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Home Theater | Photographs by Bradley Peters | Wed. Jan. 28, 7-10PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRADLEY PETERS
CURATED BY AMANI OLU
ARTIST RECEPTION: Wednesday, January 28, 7pm – 10pm
RSVP REQUIRED: email@example.com
PRESS PREVIEW: 4 – 6pm
ON VIEW: Wednesday, January 28 – Saturday, February 28
ARTIST TALK/MEET & GREET: Thursday, January 29, 7pm – 9pm
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MELANIE FLOOD PROJECTS
186 Washington Avenue @ Myrtle Avenue (Fort Greene/Clinton Hill)
Brooklyn, NY 11205 / Map /
GALLERY HOURS: By appointment only
DIRECTIONS: Take the G train to Clinton/Washington Station and walk three blocks north towards Myrtle Avenue
Melanie Flood Projects is pleased to present Home Theater, an exhibition of photographs by Bradley Peters, curated by amani olu. In his photographs, Peters attempts to understand the mysticism and complexities of his past through photographing strangers and members of his family in mundane scenarios. Presenting his subjects with fragments of personal anecdotes and vague details as to why they are being photographed, Peters waits for an emotional state of boredom and frustration to set in, creating an environment for spontaneity and personal nuances to surface. In the resulting images, the artist captures his subjects in the tense, yet theatrical space that exists between the traditions of Henri Cartier–Bresson’s decisive moment and staged color narrative photography of Crewdson, D’Corcia and their contemporaries. There are no answers or well-packaged explanations of what Peters’ work represents. Instead, like the artist and his subjects, the viewer also becomes a part of the struggle to understand and interpret what they see, feel and think.
Bradley Peters was born in Columbus, Nebraska, in 1979. He received a BA from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln in 2004, with degrees in both Psychology and Art. In 2002 and 2003 he was awarded the UNL Creative Activities & Research Experiences Grant. He is also the recipient of the Jean R. Faulkner Memorial Award, the Gold Award from the Midwest Society for Photographic Education and the Richard Benson Prize. He is a 2008 graduate of the MFA program in Photography at the Yale University School of Art.
About the curator
amani olu, 28, is the founder and executive director of Humble Arts Foundation and the former director/curator of BOND STREET GALLERY. Originally from Philadelphia, he relocated to New York City in August 2005 to establish Humble as a resource for emerging art photographers. From 2003 – 2005, he published b.informed, a quarterly lifestyle magazine that combined elements of documentary photography, graphic art, music and fashion. He lives in Brooklyn.
About Melanie Flood Projects
Melanie Flood Projects is a contemporary art project space operating from the Brooklyn home of Melanie Flood.
The gallery strives to bring artists and art lovers together in a space that is more personal and relaxed than a traditional gallery setting. In this space visitors can enjoy art displayed in a unique manner that juxtaposes art with life, centering on the aesthetic dialogue of fine art with the haphazard existence of a personal home setting, bringing out contrast and difference, or meshing in unexpected ways.
The aim of Melanie Flood Projects is to create a fresh and informal meeting point for looking at, thinking and talking about art.
For additional info or visuals, please contact Kate Greenberg at email@example.com.
Image credit: Untitled, (mother and son with shopping cart), 2008, 24 x 30 in.
via: Amani Olu