Shannon Hemmett & Kevin McBride
June 4 – 7, 2014
Opening Reception Tuesday June 3, 7-11pm
at HOT ART Wet City
2206 Main Street, Vancouver
Just a quickie, this art show features Shannon Hemmett and Kevin McBride. While the work of each artist compliments the other, together it should prove to be a visually striking show.
Shannon Hemmett worked as a photographer and graphic designer before pursuing painting and illustration in 2012. Her paintings blend nostalgic, mass culture references with a dark comedic viewpoint. Her work "Thirteen Masks" is a study of disguise and the theatrical dimensions of personal identity. This is Shannon’s first exhibition of illustrative artworks.
Kevin McBride is an artist originally from Victoria B.C. and now based in Vancouver. Kevin’s visual style consists of large scale and highly detailed ink illustrations, with influences such as tattoo art and historical design. These constitute two main subjects: the representation of the under-represented, and the confrontation of personal and societal norms.