Vancouver’s Steven Shearer presents three artistic themes in his colourful exhibition at the PowerPlant. Massive collage of pictures and photocopies archived from off the internet portrait a sublime allusion to the movement looks and attitude of 1970s heavymetal. Taking the form of one large framed montage or entire walls filled with individually framed photos of retouched artifacts, setlists, photos and anecdotes.
Heavy metal hairdoes, youth culture and the proliferation of a subculture on the internet.
Contrastly, Shearer draws (in bic pen) his hardrock heros in a very tender way, and paints them in a style remincent of Edvard Munch.