Steven Shearer (born 1968) is a contemporary artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
His subject matter typically focuses on the world of his upbringing: suburban and rural working-class youth culture, in particular the iconography of heavy metal and 1970s teen idols. In Shearer’s hands, such iconography — with its long-haired and occasionally androgynous men — becomes a deliberate reference to art-historical works and their bohemian subjects, from Albrecht Dürer’s to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s.
This book offers a superbly illustrated look at Steven Shearer's exhibition for the 2011 Venice Biennial.
This is a new copy, unopened and still in shrink wrap.