Gentlemen Take Polaroids & Play Video Games
Concrete Walls is pleased to announce “Gentlemen Take Polaroids & Play Video Games”, a two-person exhibition featuring photography and video by Derric Eady and Steve Childs. In the year 1980, Edwin Land inventor of the Polaroid Camera retired, Atari posted over 2 billion dollars in profit, and post punk band “Japan” released their fourth hit record. Two artists spawned by the 80’s, artists Derric Eady and Steve Childs explore their unique visions of photography and video this Summer at Concrete Walls. Derric Eady will have on display digital prints, and a computer generating real time video via video game engines and 3D modeling programs. Eady’s work influenced by today’s gaming cult culture mines the vast and rich territory of virtual environments and their transitory nature. The work is a meditation on detachment, spiritual transformation, and the search for transcendent beauty. Steve Childs’s digital prints of mundane objects are mysterious, yielding the power of light and abstracting the literal. Through the use of decade old Polaroid processes Childs is able to create visual eye candy by mystifying images of objects in his daily life. Using a deemed technologically outdated mode of photography and images of the everyday, Childs presents a mystery that can only be interpreted though the imagination of the viewer. Derric Eady received his MFA from the University of California, Irvine in 2005 and BFA in both Photo / New Media & Art History in 2002 from Kansas City Art Institute. He has shown at Lowe Gallery in Los Angeles, The Armory Center of the Arts in Pasadena and the Office in Huntington Beach, CA. Steve Childs lives and works in Los Angeles and has shown his work at I-5 Gallery, Compact/Space, and the Huntington Beach Museum of Art. He received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2005 and his BFA from Biola University in 1998.