Professor Lyndon Barrois Jr.‘s work appears on a billboard in Tulsa, OK, as part of the ongoing Add Space project, which was created to bring artworks to public spaces traditionally used for advertising. Barrois’ work, along with work by Mehrdad Mirzaie and Abigail Smithson, is on view October 2-28.
Curator Maryam Amirvaghefi writes, “The relationship between art and sport on city billboards is a dynamic fusion of creativity and athleticism. In the urban landscape, billboards serve as canvas and stage, where these two seemingly distinct worlds come together to capture the essence of human expression. The bold, vibrant advertisements for sporting events often incorporate artistic elements, such as striking visuals and captivating typography, to convey the excitement and energy of the games. On the other hand, the intersection of art and sport plays a pivotal role in addressing gender equality and engaging with political and social issues. In this synergy, artists and athletes become advocates, challenging traditional gender norms and sparking important dialogues.