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Slater Bradley at Taka Ishii Gallery
by Ami Kealoha
on 11 November 2005
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New York-based artist Slater Bradley debuts his new work that documents a young man posing as a Storm Trooper at a Star Wars convention at Taka Ishii gallery's new space in Tokyo today. Titled Uncharted Settlements III and running through 10 December, the subject of the snapshot-like photos add a geek culture edge to Bradley's exploration of themes like youthful obsession, fandom, impersonation, and celebrity - previous pieces have involved dressing up a friend as Kurt Cobain and Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. Like that work, images vacillate between idolatry and mocking humor. A limited edition portfolio of 16 c-prints is available through the gallery.

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