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"Home & Away: Selections from Common Practice" organized by John Dennis, Dan Peterson and Carlos Rolón

Alexandre Arrechea, Holly Bass, Katherine Bernhardt, Dan Colen, Eric Haze, Paula Henderson, David Huffman, Titus Kaphar, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Carlos Rolón, Ashley Teamer, Nari Ward, Wendy White, & Jonas Wood

520 West 21st Street

4 August - 27 August, 2021

Carlos Rolón, Untitled (I Love You), 2020, Repurposed carpet, found basketball backboard, ceramic mirror, glass, artificial vegetation and gold leaf on wood, 63 1/2 x 47 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, 161.3 x 120.7 x 36.8 cm, MMG#33315

Carlos Rolón, Untitled (I Love You), 2020, Repurposed carpet, found basketball backboard, ceramic mirror, glass, artificial vegetation and gold leaf on wood, 63 1/2 x 47 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, 161.3 x 120.7 x 36.8 cm, MMG#33315

Alexandre Arrechea, Between grass and sky, 2021, UV ink on wood, gold leaf, 24 x 45 x 1 1/2 inches, 61 x 114.3 x 3.8 cm, MMG#33335

Alexandre Arrechea, Between grass and sky, 2021, UV ink on wood, gold leaf, 24 x 45 x 1 1/2 inches, 61 x 114.3 x 3.8 cm, MMG#33335

Alexandre Arrechea, SWEAT, 2021, UV Ink and Gold Leaf on wood, 26 x 48 x 1.5 inches, 66 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm, MMG#33324

Alexandre Arrechea, SWEAT, 2021, UV Ink and Gold Leaf on wood, 26 x 48 x 1.5 inches, 66 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm, MMG#33324

Ashley Teamer, Ain't No Doubt About This Land, 2019, Acrylic, flashe and latex paint over inkjet print on shaped plywood, 26 x 20 1/2 inches, 66 x 52.1 cm, MMG#33332

Ashley Teamer, Ain't No Doubt About This Land, 2019, Acrylic, flashe and latex paint over inkjet print on shaped plywood, 26 x 20 1/2 inches, 66 x 52.1 cm, MMG#33332

Dan Colen, Untitled, 1999, Acrylic on paper, 11 3/4 x 10 inches, 29.8 x 25.4 cm, MMG#33331

Dan Colen, Untitled, 1999, Acrylic on paper, 11 3/4 x 10 inches, 29.8 x 25.4 cm, MMG#33331

Dan Colen, Untitled, 1999, Acrylic on paper, 11 3/4 x 10 inches, 29.8 x 25.4 cm, MMG#33389

Dan Colen, Untitled, 1999, Acrylic on paper, 11 3/4 x 10 inches, 29.8 x 25.4 cm, MMG#33389

David Huffman, Intercessor, 2016, Acrylic, spray paint and glitter on mixed ground on canvas, 72 x 60 inches, 182.9 x 152.4 cm, MMG#33319

David Huffman, Intercessor, 2016, Acrylic, spray paint and glitter on mixed ground on canvas, 72 x 60 inches, 182.9 x 152.4 cm, MMG#33319

Eric Haze, Hoop Dreams, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, 121.9 x 121.9 cm, MMG#33322

Eric Haze, Hoop Dreams, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, 121.9 x 121.9 cm, MMG#33322

Holly Bass, NWBA #1 (Jordan), 2012, Archival pigment print on photo paper, 39 x 27 inches, 99.1 x 68.6 cm, Edition 4 of 7, MMG#33330.4

Holly Bass, NWBA #1 (Jordan), 2012, Archival pigment print on photo paper, 39 x 27 inches, 99.1 x 68.6 cm, Edition 4 of 7, MMG#33330.4

Paula Henderson, Court: Be Mine, 2007, Oil and wax on canvas, 48 x 60 inches, 121.9 x 152.4 cm, MMG#33326

Paula Henderson, Court: Be Mine, 2007, Oil and wax on canvas, 48 x 60 inches, 121.9 x 152.4 cm, MMG#33326

Tomokazu Matsuyama, Bustin' Action Minority, 2021, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 54 inches; 137.2 cm in diameter, MMG#33323

Tomokazu Matsuyama, Bustin' Action Minority, 2021, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 54 inches; 137.2 cm in diameter, MMG#33323

Wendy White, Rain Cloud (Pleasure!), 2016, Acrylic on canvas, hand painted rope, 60 x 60 inches, 152.4 x 152.4 cm, MMG#33325

Wendy White, Rain Cloud (Pleasure!), 2016, Acrylic on canvas, hand painted rope, 60 x 60 inches

152.4 x 152.4 cm, MMG#33325

Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - MILES McENERY GALLERY is thrilled to announce HOME & AWAY: Selections from Common Practice, organized by John Dennis, Dan Peterson, and Carlos Rolón. The exhibition opens 4 August and will remain on view until 27 August at 520 West 21st Street.

HOME & AWAY is a window into the lesser known meeting point between contemporary art and basketball. These words are most notably found on scoreboards at sporting events around the world, where opposing groups of people come together in one shared space. Light colored jerseys denote the “home” team while the “away” team typically adorns a darker shade, reinforcing an obvious divide. By repositioning these words, we present them in the context of unity, togetherness, and detach them from ideas incidental to competition. 

For artists, “home” and “away” might also be defined as the safe haven of a studio or creative space, while many ball players consider the park, gym, or backyard hoop their place of solace. In this context, HOME & AWAY serves to offer refuge and sanctuary.

The exhibition draws influence directly from the pages of Common Practice: Basketball and Contemporary Art — the first comprehensive, illustrated publication to pinpoint the relationship between art and basketball.

HOME & AWAY explores themes of identity, culture, displacement, and sheer love through the lens of basketball-related artwork. It features the works of fourteen multidisciplinary artists who have utilized basketball iconography at certain points throughout the course of their practice Through various mediums, these works give rise to a new discourse, deepening the connection between two of the world’s most loved and celebrated conventions.