Comprised of works of art created by 25 UO student-athletes enrolled in AAD 408: Art of the Athlete during summer term 2017, our sixth exhibition in this series features self-portraits and collaborative pieces inspired by Jackson Pollock’s action paintings. The works also address themes of representation and peace, including the role of unity and coming together as a nation after a heated year of political issues and violence. The following students have works of art in the exhibition: Gary Baker, football; Erin Boley, women’s basketball; Jacob Capra, football; Jordyn Fox Shaw, acrobatics and tumbling; Jalen Jelks, football; Dylan Kane, football; Sean Kilpatrick, football; Billy Gibson, football; Fotu Leiato, football; Rex Manu, football; Jonah Moi, football; Dexter Myers, football; Sam Poutasi, football; Jordon “Mac” Scott, football; Keith Simms, football; Keith Smith, men’s basketball; Adam Stack, football; Jalontae Walker, football, and La’Mar Winston Jr., football. Art of the Athlete VI is made possible with support from the Cheryl and Allyn Ford Educational Outreach Endowment.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website