by Kelsey Keith
Bradley Peters is a recent graduate of Yale University's renowned MFA program in Photography and one of photo curator Amani Olu's rising stars. Olu teams up this month with Brooklyn gallerist Melanie Flood to present Peters' images of family and strangers in mundane situations.
Peters explains that he arranges his subjects in a scene and then "waits for something to happen"—in effect, capturing the idiosyncrasies and unplanned moments of everyday life. The result is full of both humor and discomfort, and likely to induce recollections of adolescent tension.
Influenced by the method of Henri Cartier-Bresson and the saturated color photography of Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Peters' first solo show consists of select works from his thesis project at Yale.
Amani Olu is co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation, as well as director of Bond Street Gallery in Brooklyn. Melanie Flood Projects, a new gallery in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, is hosting "Home Theater" as its third exhibition, from 28 January to 28 February 2009.
28 January-28 February 2009
Melanie Flood Projects
186 Washington Avenue
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