The exhibit "Hard Targets," on display at the Wexner Center for the Arts through April 11, features photographs of several Bexley High School football players.

The exhibit "Hard Targets," on display at the Wexner Center for the Arts through April 11, features photographs of several Bexley High School football players.

The show features artwork by University of California, Los Angeles photographer Catherine Opie, who visited Bexley High School last fall and took photos of the football players to include in the show.

One of the photographs features Austin Howard, David Karanja and Bryant Dockins, and another photo features Martin Raabe.

According to the Wexner Center's Web site, sports and masculinity are the central themes in the 70-piece "Hard Targets" exhibit that was created by 21 artists over the past 25 years. The exhibit includes videos, photographs, paintings and sculptures.

"'Hard Targets' seeks to revise and complicate our time-honored stereotypes of male athletes and athleticism (as aggressive, heterosexual, hypercompetitive and remote)," the Web site said, "by presenting alternative interpretations of the subject matter usually highlighted in commercial images."

The artists, according to the Web site, investigate sports and masculine identity through topics ranging from biology to business to celebrity, played out in locker rooms, stadiums and advertising campaigns.

For more information about the exhibit, log on to www.wexarts.org. Admission to the Wexner Center, 1871 N. High St., is $5 for the general public and free to members, students with a valid college ID and visitors under 18.