Steven Shearer <br>Bat Post-it Statue

Steven Shearer
Bat Post-it Statue

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Bat Post-it Statue
Inkjet prints
Each image 28 ¼” x 21”
Edition of 4 plus 1 AP
Estimate: $45,000

About Steven Shearer
b. 1968, New Westminster, BC

Stephen Shearer is renowned for his vast archives of found images from a range of sources, which he sequences in provocative new arrangements. Bat Post-It Statue is remarkable among his acclaimed body of work, as all three photographs were taken personally by the artist: the only instance of Shearer using self-made photographs in an artwork to date. At the centre is a sketch of the 1970s teen idol Leif Garrett, drawn by Shearer as a study for a larger work. The Batman piñata and painted statue, which was discovered on Great Northern Way in Vancouver, are peculiar and happenstantial, indicating the artist’s longstanding interest in folk idioms and craft.

Steven Shearer works in a range of disciplines, including painting and photo collage. He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art & Design (1992). Shearer represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in 2011. His work has been exhibited extensively, with solo presentations at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zurich and New York; The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Power Plant, Toronto; and a two-person show at the New Museum, New York. Shearer’s work will be featured in a solo exhibition at The Polygon Gallery in 2021. He is represented by Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich and New York.