Slater Bradley’s work explores perceptions of self. By using both positive and negative Polaroid images, he examines the sometimes painful psychological developments of adolescents which reflect upon their perceived image, their slippery identity in constant flux, and which merges their present self with their memory, or doppelganger.
In these eight unique works, the positive image is hand-colored with gold, silver or red markers, creating a unified background from which a pre-teen girl emerges; the negative image reveals the background and tells the story which has been erased in the positive.
Slater Bradley is represented by Team Gallery, NY, and most notably has had solo shows at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and at the Berkeley Art Museum in Berkeley, CA.
Positive and negative Polaroid print, and golden marker, 8” x 19”, signed. Black wood frame with UV plexi.
soundless pounding of accelerating dreams 05