Saturday, November 3, 2007

Los Angeles Art Show to Include Video Featuring Roosevelt Island

According to the blog The Saatchi Gallery, the Los Angeles art gallery Blum & Poe will be featuring through December 22nd an art show by Slater Bradley titled “Hope from a Dark Place.”

As per Saatchi, Mr. Bradley’s video pieces are titled "Blackwells Island" and "The Abandonments."

The former features archival black and white film footage taken by Thomas Edison, which Bradley has re-hashed and re-interpreted. Blackwells, a spit of land in New York's East River that's now known as Roosevelt Island, once housed The New York City Insane Asylum, a penitentiary and a charity hospital. Pitch perfect subject matter for an artist known for his fascination with mentally anguished suicidal rock stars, including Ian Curtis and Kurt Cobain”

Just what we need more images of Roosevelt Island as one commenter, dblock, recently phrased “a set for horror movies”.

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