Selections from Common Practice
4 AUGUST – 27 AUGUST 2021
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 on 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
the 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
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 ballplayers consider the park, gym, or backyard hoop their place of solace. In this context,
HOME & AWAY serves to offer refuge and sanctuary.
ALEXANDRE ARRECHEA, HOLLY BASS,
KATHERINE BERNHARDT, DAN COLEN, ERIC
HAZE, PAULA HENDERSON, DAVID HUFFMAN,
TITUS KAPHAR, TOMOKAZU MATSUYAMA,
ASHLEY TEAMER, CARLOS ROLÓN, NARI
WARD, WENDY WHITE, and JONAS WOOD.
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.
Miles McEnery Gallery
520 West 21st Street, New York, NY | 511 West 22nd Street, New York, NY | 525 West 22nd Street, New York, NY tel +1 (212) 445 0051 www.milesmcenery.com Miles McEnery Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and by appointment.
John Dennis is an artist, filmmaker, and creative director at NXTHVN, an arts incubator, and residency program based in New Haven, CT.
Dan Peterson is the founder of Project Backboard, a nonprofit organization devoted to renovating basketball courts and improving public spaces across the United States through art and community.
Carlos Rolón is a visual artist known for his multidisciplinary practice whose work explores themes of craft, ritual, beauty, spirituality, identity, and its relationship to art history.