Bradly Dever Treadaway, "Shipbuilders 011", from the "Shipbuilders" series, 2011, archival inkjet print, 28x26:.

Bradly Dever Treadaway, “Shipbuilders 011”, from the “Shipbuilders” series, 2011, archival inkjet print, 28×26:.

Bradly Dever Treadaway

“Shipbuilders” is a series of digital composites generated to suggest a narrative built on the legacies of my grandfathers. Archival photographs are scanned, dissected and collaged with the plans of shrimp boats and WWII ships, two fields that my grandparents worked in. Integrated into to images are falsified elements that indicate distress and neglect. Documents, maps and historical records further the layers of memory, time and the rituals of trade and labor. The large-scale reproductions of cabinet cards transcend the vernacular intentions of the original images from an object of everyday passage into an uncovered relic, an artifact to be looked upon with curious, disengaged recognition.

Bradly Dever Treadaway is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator specializing in digital media and installation. Currently the Digital Media Coordinator and a Faculty Member at the International Center of Photography in New York City, Treadaway is a Fulbright Scholar to Italy and has exhibited work in numerous venues internationally, most recently at the Brooklyn Public Library (NYC) and the Studio Arts Center International (Florence, Italy). Selected group exhibitions include Slideluck Bushwick at 3rd Ward Brooklyn , the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, (both in NYC), Museo dell’arte fabbrile e delle Coltellerie (Managio, Italy), and the Torpedo Arts Factory in (Arlington, VA), among others. His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Public Library and the Mobile Museum of Art.