Steven Shearer - 'Poem for Venice'
2011, Venice Biennale
Shearers nine meter high billboard was placed just out side of the Canadian Pavilion for this years Venice Biennale. The monumental poem written by Shearer draws its vocabulary from Black Metal music lyrics and weaves darkly visceral images of pain and ungodliness.
The shed like structure acted as an entrance way to the pavilion where Shearer displayed a series of expressionaistic pastel drawings paintings of memebers of Black Meal bands.
Lupe Nunez-Fernandez. “Steven Shearer at Ikon, Birmingham.” Saatchi Gallery. 2007-05-29.