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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Thursday night opening during Real Art Ways' Creative Cocktail Hour

Real Art Ways
56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006
Bradley Dean Wollman: The Little War
Jan. 17—Feb. 17, 2008
Opening reception during Creative Cocktail Hour: Thurs., Jan. 17, 6—10 p.m.

Press release

Real Art Ways presents Bradley Dean Wollman's The Little War, opening Thurs., Jan. 17, during Creative Cocktail Hour, from 6—10 p.m. Creative Cocktail Hour is $10 for the general public, $5 for members, and free for members who joined before 9/10/07.

"I cannot tell you how many atomic bombs I have dropped or cities I have destroyed; I am truly a veteran in a fantastical sense." Bradley Dean Wollman
At first glance, Bradley Dean Wollman's photographs are recognized as media images of the Iraq war, but take a second look and you will see that these images capture a completely manufactured scene. Like a child playing out his fantasy, Wollman creates a miniature world within his pictures that skirts a fine line between reality and fiction. Everyday the media bombards us with images of war and destruction to the point where many people are no longer moved by the horror of these images. By recreating a world that is both fantastical and real, Wollman invites the viewer to question not only the authenticity of his images, but the reality that they reference.

Bradley Dean Wollman was born in Kijabe, Kenya. After moving around the states for a while, the family settled in a suburb of New York. Wollman attended Rockland Community College for two years as a history major before transferring to the University of Hartford where he graduated from in 2007 with his BFA in Photography. Wollman's work has been exhibited in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Wollman also has two photographs from the Little War series in the Juror's Choice from City-Wide Open Studios 2006 show at Artspace In New Haven. The Juror's Choice exhibit closes this Saturday.

Wollman will also be available for an Artist’s Conversation about The Little War at Real Art Ways on Thurs., Jan. 31 at 6 p.m.


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