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Slater Bradley

Team Gallery | Wooster Street

In 1999, after noticing his doppelganger in passing at various clubs, artist Slater Bradley formally met Benjamin Brock. For seven years the two have gazed at each other through the opposite ends of various cameras, and the videos and photographs made by Bradley during this collaboration chart the myriad complexities of identity and identification. In his last New York show, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2005, Bradley exhibited “The Doppelganger Trilogy”—a set of videos in which Brock plays Michael Jackson, Kurt Cobain, and Joy Division’s Ian Curtis. These works triangulate the relationship between artist and muse, inflecting Bradley’s explorations with the pull of celebrity. Pop-culture ardor (and the corrosive effect if can have on the objects of its affection) fuses with the minor0key melancholy that pervades much of Bradley’s early work, from photographs like Nobody Sings on

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