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 ".978" to create the drawing of Vlad Guerrero. Professionally framed to 21 1/2" x 27 1/2".
The Montreal Expos produced a number of great players throughout their too short history, but none as unorthodox as Vladimir Guerrero. In 1996, Guerrero began his Hall of Fame career in Montreal establishing his reputation as a free-swinger who could hit any pitch in or out of the strike zone, with power. During his time with the Expos, Guerrero would record a .978 OPS (On-base Plus Slugging % a measure of a player’s ability to reach base with average and power) by far the highest in the franchise’s history and a mark of Vlad’s unique ability to hit whatever a pitcher threw at him. Guerrero would leave the Expos to sign as a free agent with the Los Angeles Angles and in 2004, his first year with the team, win the American League MVP. The Expos would play their final season in Montreal that same year, relocating Washington, D.C. the next season.
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.