Shawn Hillis invited:

Brittany Perry 

Painting Graduate 2010 ACAD
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Figure 1: Back of Shawn's graduation postcard in 1994.

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Figure 2: Front of Shawn's postcard illustrating Martinized. 1994. Acrylic, 48 x 60 inches

What advice would you give artists just emerging from ACAD today?Always be humble. Make art because it pleases you.What were your dreams in founding the society?

I think most of us did it out of fear, safety in numbers.

Did you ever think it would last this long?

No.

What advice would you give artists just emerging from ACAD today?

Always be humble. Make art because it pleases you.

What were your dreams in founding the society?

I think most of us did it out of fear, safety in numbers.

Did you ever think it would last this long?

No.

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Figure 3: Shawn's canvases at Untitled's first location, 700 block and 11th Avenue SW

What would you like viewers to know about your work?

Why do men make? What is the nature of a man's passion to build and the impulses that drive it?--the absurdity of male competition and its wondrous results. Hot rods to rocket ships, what is at the heart of mans desire to Kustomize his surroundings?
The work is both a critique and tribute to maleness. It is an investigation of the sensibilities that construct the male gaze. It questions the myths and the virtues of a male aesthetic. It is a critical look creative power and its direction formed as a child.
A child's play habits form the imagination and fantasy life in maturity. Work mimics play and make believe mimics fantasy. Inspiration is found in memories, the act of play and make believe.

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Figure 4: Untitled. 1994. Mixed media, 8 x 11 inches.

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Figure 5: Untitled. 1994. Mixed media, 8 x 11 inches.

If you were blowing out the sixteen candles on the society's birthday cake, what would you be wishing for?

World peace

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Figure 6: Sculptor/designer: Shawn Hillis. 2010. Concrete. Calgary Zoo, buttress tree for elephants.

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Figure 7: Sculptor/Designer Shawn Hillis. 2010. Concrete. Calgary Zoo, conservatory, water features and artificial trees.

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hey bro awesome works...call me 250 516 9979
paul , January 16, 2014

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