BRADLEY & ELIZA SHAW
April 4th – May 4th 2008
Tuesday to Saturday 10am-6pm, spooktacular events on Sundays
Opening Friday April 4th, 6pm.
Eliza and Bradley Shaw were born in Trinidad, Colorado on April 26, 1984.
Most of their childhood was spent living with their mother in Colorado Springs, Colorado. To entertain themselves they would make puppets and costumes out of common household materials such as tin foil and paper towels. Even at a young age, the twins were never afraid to utilize technology when it came to their art
making. At age eight they were given a Fisher Price pixel-vision camera, which they used to make ‘presents’ for their mother. In the videos the twins would often try to trick her by switching roles and playing each other to see if she would notice. Their fluency with computers meant they were often hired as a computer technician team, and would fix computers in companies, homes and sometimes the local hospital. One summer they sought out more colorful jobs, Bradley’s talent in drawing got him a job as face painter at the zoo with the junior zoo crew, and Eliza was a tour guide at the Cave of the Wind. From an early age the twins were enamored with goth culture which has remained a strong influence in their work ever since. After graduating from high school the Shaw’s moved to New York City where they make clothing, videos, play in their band. The twins live a very introverted life connected to the world through the screen…but with the help of their friend Vicky they have decided to invite the world into their own reality.