ON VIEW: AUGUST 13 - SEPTEMBER 11, 2018
Bradly Dever Treadaway uses public and private archives to create videos, installations, and photographs that investigate family history and memory, domestic rituals, and the collapse of intergenerational communication. In the video It Makes a Long Time Man Feel Bad, Treadaway presents six gestures, spanning a wide range of experience and emotion. In these looped projections, he focuses on gestures related to penance, confession, and death as a form of ascension. Emerging from his New Orleans background, some of the gestures are direct reenactments, while others are embellishments or interpretations intended to create metaphors of fading family histories. By preserving these fleeting histories in compelling visuals, Treadaway elevates domestic ritual to the level of monument and recontextualizes the archive to serve as form, medium, and subject matter.
Bradly Dever Treadaway has shown his work at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival; the International Center for Photography, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Anthology Film Archives, all in NY; the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY; Light City, Baltimore, MD; COOP Gallery, Nashville, TN; and Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, TN. His work has been featured internationally in France, Germany, Australia, and throughout Italy. Treadaway received a BFA in Media Arts at the University of Tennessee and a MFA in Photography at Louisiana State University.
While exhibitions are under installation, BRIC House closes its gallery “garage” doors and uses them as screens for this video series. The series highlights contemporary video artists in either single- or three channel projections that are looped from 10am-6pm and can be enjoyed while sitting on the BRIC Stoop and cafe.
The Stoop at BRIC House is a public cultural gathering space featuring free, drop-in programming, and offering a place to sit, observe, and participate in multi-disciplinary work.