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Slater Bradley and Ed Lachman: Shadow

Oct 28, 2010–Apr 10, 2011

Slater Bradley (b. 1975) and Ed Lachman (b. 1946), Production still from _Shadow_, 2010. High-definition video,color, five-channel surround sound; 13:30 minutes. Collection of the artists; courtesy Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid; Max Wigram Gallery, London; Blum & Poe Gallery, Los Angeles; and Team Gallery, New York

Slater Bradley (b. 1975) and Ed Lachman (b. 1946), Production still from Shadow, 2010. High-definition video,color, five-channel surround sound; 13:30 minutes. Collection of the artists; courtesy Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid; Max Wigram Gallery, London; Blum & Poe Gallery, Los Angeles; and Team Gallery, New York

Shadow (2010), a new video work by Slater Bradley in collaboration with Academy Award–nominated cinematographer Ed Lachman, takes as its inspiration the unfinished Hollywood film Dark Blood (1993), which was never completed due to the untimely death of its star, River Phoenix. Seventeen years later, Shadow presents a kind of prologue to the original film, revisiting Phoenix’s character (here, by Ben Brock) while creating a new narrative which, when woven together with the original, creates a labyrinthine tale that blurs the lines between illusion and reality. Slater Bradley and Ed Lachman: Shadow is curated by Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Curator Chrissie Iles.

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The video is thirteen-and-a-half minutes long and screens continuously in the Kaufman Astoria Studios Film & Video Gallery.

Significant support for this exhibition is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.