Alexis Pike

"Evel's Chest Hair," a photograph of Evel Knievel by Alexis Pike, is featured in the exhibit titled "Spectacle," which is on view in Oregon State University's Fairbanks Gallery. 

Photo by Alexis Pike

An exhibition of photographs titled “Spectacle,” by artists Nicole Jean Hill and Alexis Pike, will be on display through Oct. 21 in Oregon State University’s Fairbanks Gallery, 220 SW 26th St., Corvallis.

Julia Bradshaw, assistant professor of photography and new media at OSU, organized the exhibit. It is being presented in conjunction with the Society of Photographic Educators’ Northwest Regional Conference, taking place on the OSU campus Oct. 20-21.

Photographing traditionally masculine activities that take place in communities near their homes, Hill and Pike explore themes of spectacle, masculinity, image and risk. 

Hill, who is based in Humboldt County, California, photographs mixed martial arts events held in the casinos and tribal lands of Northern California. 

Pike is an associate professor in the School of Film and Photography at Montana State University in Bozeman. Her photographs are from the project “Color Me Lucky,” and are inspired by American daredevil Evel Knievel. She explores the spectacle of the men and women who compete in daredevil showmanship events during the Evel Knievel Days festival in Butte, Montana. 

Fairbanks Gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 for the Corvallis Art Walk. It’s also open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. For more information on the Society of Photographic Educators Northwest Regional Conference, see http://bit.ly/2y0HujI.

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