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 numbers "1965-10-06) to create the drawing of Sandy Koufax. Professionally framed to 24 1/4" x 281/4".
On October 6th, 1965, Sandy Koufax recognized Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, by not pitching Game One of the World Series against the Minnesota Twins. The dominant pitcher of his era, Koufax’s decision to put religious observance before baseball remains a source of Jewish pride and belonging. In fact Koufax’s decision to not play baseball remains as significant a feat as any of his achievements playing the game, including being the youngest player ever to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame at just 36 years old.
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.