Opening Reception 26 May 2018 5-9pm
Exhibition through 23 June 2018
Jeremy John Kaplan’s first solo exhibition traverses the iconic language of basketball, surveying the intersection of art and sport. Using cyanotypes, assemblage, found photographs, and installation, Kaplan draws parallels between the practicing athlete and artist – their intuitive belief in capacity and ability to strive despite the impossibility of sustainable success. The hoop is a sanctuary, a place for personal retrospection, achievement and failure. The circle offers opportunity, a chance for fulfillment. The net objectifies the suspense of setting goals as well as the sweet sound of execution. It is a charged commodity, it is at times cherished in celebration while often impermanent, replaceable and disposable. A basketball net on its own serves no function, an ornament designed to hang at an unreachable height – a bottomless basket.