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Steven Shearer

“In general I don’t like to talk about my work.”  So said internationally acclaimed Vancouver artist Steven Shearer in a 2011 interview.

“The reason I started making art in the first place,” Shearer continued, “is because it’s a solitary experience, a way of passing time alone. Obviously, it’s all dependent upon people seeing it in the end, and I like that there is an audience for it and that people can relate to it; but I kind of hope that it all speaks for itself.”

From November 20th to February 13, 2022, audiences will be able to experience an extensive exhibit of Shearer’s work – more than 70 artworks and a 19 volume book series – at The Polygon Gallery.

Reid Shier, who is both director of the Polygon and curator of the exhibit – says of Shearer: “He has developed an iconoclastic practice that deserves to be seen by his hometown Vancouver audiences. We’re thrilled to be able to present a comprehensive look at his recent work, and to have the chance to see how his personal archive of images has helped shape his approach to art making across a range of mediums, including drawing, assemblage, sculpture, and painting.”

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Steven Shearer @ The Polygon

www.creatorsvancouver.com

i. Header Image:
Self Plaster Catdrum (detail), 2011
Set of 3 inkjet prints, framed
Edition of 4
37 1/2 x 30 3/8″
© Steven Shearer
Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, and David Zwirner Gallery

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ii. The Collector’s Visit, 2019
Oil on linen over panel; artist’s frame
19.5 X 22″
© Steven Shearer
Courtesy of Galerie Eva Presenhuber, and David Zwirner Gallery

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iii. Sideshow Rigmarole (detail), 2020
Ink and acrylic on rag paper on aluminum, framed; 33 parts
123.5 x 884″
© Steven Shearer
Courtesy of Galerie Eva Presenhuber, and David Zwirner Gallery

 

 

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