In these pen and ink drawing, Trevor Jamieson has turned his attention to hockey, focusing not on statistics but the sense of place that defines Canada`s game. Road maps are used as the surface on which hockey players are drawn. The highways and back roads that stitch together the country appear as scars that tell a shared, Canadian story of vast space and home. Here we see Joe Thornton, formerly captain of the Bruins, and then the Sharks and recently traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The portrait of Thornton is drawn on the map of his hometown, St Thomas, ON.
Professionally framed to 11" x 13 3/4".
The Artist: Trevor Jamieson studied Visual Art at the University of Western Ontario where he developed a practice of exploring the shared experiences and collective memories of people, places, and times through art. Upon graduation, Jamieson returned to Sarnia, where he teaches Visual Art at Northern Collegiate, but is also committed to continuing his own art practice. His life-long love of baseball and hockey is combined with his art in his unique sports-figure drawings. He is also environmentally conscious and was inspired to action by Naomi Klein’s seminal book “This Changes Everything: Climate Change vs. Capitalism”, Jamieson has begun creating paintings that juxtapose the urgency of our climate crisis with the familiar tropes of popular culture. Additionally he has used collage as a means of reusing and repurposing the ephemera that builds up in our lives.
In 2014 Jamieson began to exhibit his work, and has been included in shows across the province. Jamieson`s work is on display at The Riverbank & Co. in Sarnia, Cedar Lake Studios in Cambridge, and The Sport Gallery in Toronto`s Distillery District. Jamieson has fun collaborating with his young son and will include his daughter as well once she stops drawing on the walls and furniture.