Game Changer presents works by twelve artists who take a reflective, and often critical, look at modern day sports. In a variety of media, from painting to installation, the 21 works in the exhibition illuminate the potential of art to foster many different types of contemplation, and consider themes found in sports, from identity to idolization. The scope of local, national and international artists underlines the ubiquity of competitive sports, and the themes that emerge from a critical analysis of sports and human behavior. The artists in the exhibition take a look at games such as soccer, basketball, ping-pong, football, baseball and tennis. These works elucidate that the world is more complex than the clear-cut parameters of recognizable social structures, reminding us that within every ruled system, there exists potential for creativity and exploration. Through the use of familiar sports vocabulary, the works bring to light the aesthetic, ritualistic and value-reinforcing power of sports.
Guest Curated by Ruth Bruno and Cortney Lane Stell