Steven Shearer

A solo exhibition profiling Vancouver artist Steven Shearer, featuring an extensive survey of the artist’s work produced over the past two decades. The exhibition focusses on the importance of Shearer’s monumental archive of photographic and print material, collected over the past 25 years, and showcase how this pictorial reservoir continues to act as source material for works across a variety of media, including sculpture, prints, drawings and painting.

Born in New Westminster, BC, Shearer graduated with a BFA in 1992 from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. His work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern, London; The New Museum, New York; The Power Plant, Toronto; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; and the Renaissance Society, Chicago, among others. In 2011, Shearer represented Canada at the 54th Venice Biennale. He is represented by Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, and David Zwirner Gallery, NYC.

Opening celebration on Friday, November 19 from 6 – 8pm.

Vaccine Cards are not required to view the exhibitions. A Vaccine Card is required to attend special events at The Polygon Gallery, for all visitors 12 and older. This includes opening celebrations, guided tours, and Kids First Saturdays. All visitors are required to wear a mask.

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Generously supported by
Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft
Henning and Brigitte Freybe
Phil Lind
Bruno Wall

Banner Image: Steven Shearer, Geometric Mechanotherapy Cell for Harmonic Alignment of Movements and Relations, 2007-2008. © Steven Shearer, courtesy of National Gallery of Canada, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, and David Zwirner

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Steven Shearer - The Collector's Visit
Steven Shearer, The Collector's Visit, 2019. © Steven Shearer Courtesy of Galerie Eva Presenhuber, and David Zwirner.
Steven Shearer - Baby
Steven Shearer, Sideshow Rigmarole (detail), 2020. © Steven Shearer. Courtesy of Galerie Eva Presenhuber, and David Zwirner Gallery.
Steven Shearer - Dogpile
Steven Shearer, Dogpile, 2019. © Steven Shearer. Courtesy of the Audain Art Museum Collection. Purchased with funds from the Audain Foundation.
Steven Shearer - Self Plaster Catdrum
Steven Shearer, Self Plaster Catdrum (detail), 2011. © Steven Shearer. Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Eva Presehuber, and David Zwirner.