Duality, 11/3/17 - 11/28/17
Pete and Freddie were best friends. They played video games, rode bikes, LARPed, and slew demons together. That is until a mysterious masked crow named Anzu came along to tear their friendship apart. Now as adults, Pete and Freddie must navigate life without each other while Anzu torments them. But what could he possibly want with these two?
Duality is presented in the Bunker galleries in two forms: Camden’s original graphite drawings and overlaid red and blue prints that generate a dual narrative that reveals itself based on the color of the glasses worn by the viewer. The show also featured a mural that draws from the Duality universe. This work dealt with themes of insecurity and the fight, flight, and freeze responses to stress.
Camden was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA where he spent most of his childhood watching cartoons, listening to music, drawing on desks, and generally not paying attention in school. He’s been drawing since he could hold a pencil, creating characters for a long and drawn out animated series that never happened because it was a Frankenstein’s monster-level amalgam of everything he’s ever seen or watched...not to mention copyright infringement being a thing.Currently, Camden’s work is a translation of the music that he listens to (whether it’s the lyrics, title, or rhythm of a song) and the impressions they leave on him into comics, prints, and the occasional gif that teeter between mundane and magical realism. Camden has a BFA in Graphic Design from Saint Vincent College, which is currently hanging at his mom’s house and when he isn’t drawing is a full-time Shusher at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.