Andre Bradley Family Systems Theory

Sep 6–Nov 17, 2018
Gallery Two
Silver Eye Center for Photography

Andre Bradley’s exhibition Family Systems Theory is a provocative exploration of his life as a young adult and his path to become an artist. The work interweaves Bradley’s photographs, writing, and pictures from his personal archive. This exhibition hinges on an array of pages from Bradley’s high school yearbook where he is pictured with the non-graduates in everyday clothes alongside the school’s the graduates who are shown wearing ceremonial cap and gown. This gesture of public shaming is contrasted with a series of photographic studies based on materials that Bradley rejected from his own paintings and collages in art school. Together these two sets of images are a meditation on narrative agency, the narrow distance between success and failure.

Participating Artist

  1. Andre Bradley received a Master’s of Fine Art from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 where he was selected as a president’s scholar and was recipient of the T.C. Colley Award for Photographic Excellence. Bradley has been a fellow at Image Text Ithaca, Hampshire College’s Creative Media Institute, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and has work in the permanent collection of the RISD Museum of Art. Bradley’s book Dark Archives has been shortlisted for the 2016 Photo-Text Book Award at Les Rencontres De La Photographie.

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Exhibition Events

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    • Opening Past
    • Semaphore & Family Systems Theory

    • Fri, Sep 7, 2018,610
    • 2018
    • Reception for new exhibitions by Andre Bradley and Hannah PriceSemaphore plus the Unblurred Penn Avenue Art Crawl.

Learn More

    • Screen Shot 2018 10 17 At 4 53 06 Pm
    • Gallery Guide
    • A Guide for Andre Bradley's Family Systems Theory