Steven Shearer, “Larry in Germany,” 2004.
Oil on canvas, 116.8 x 71.1 cm.
Collezione Nunzia e Vittorio Gaddi, Italy.
On the approach to the Canada Pavilion Shearer has created a nine-metre-high free-standing mural in response to the architecture of the adjacent British and German Pavilions. The mural is part of an alternate entrance to the Pavilion via a tool shed-like structure, one of Shearer’s signature motifs. This monumental facade features a new poem written by the artist, drawing from the vocabulary of Black and Death metal music, which conjures the sublime, nihilistic power of language, and seeks to provoke a visceral response in viewers.
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