Frequently this artist's drawings focus on the irrational devotion of sports fandom. Obsessively creating images through meticulous repetition of statistics, Jamieson seeks to express communal stories while questioning how we define people. He is fascinated by numbers and what they can and cannot reveal. In this drawing he has used only the number "594" to create the drawing of Fergie Jenkins. Professionally framed to 20" x 23 1/2".
Born in Chatham, Ontario on December 13, 1942, Ferguson Jenkins would go on to pitch 19 seasons in the big leagues. Canada’s most dominant pitcher, Jenkins recorded 3192 career strikeouts, won the Cy Young Award in 1971, was a three-time All-Star, and was Canada’s first ever inductee in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, and the only one until 2020. Recording 594 complete games, Jenkins dominated opposing teams from start to finish, routinely fooling batters three or four times through the lineup (likely an era of baseball we won’t see again). Jenkins is regarded as Canada’s best ever baseball player.
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.