Ronny Quevedo

wax transfer and graphite on paper

10 × 13 in (25.4 × 33.02 cm)

The title of this work refers to a basketball game. The drawing is made to represent a backboard that the artist saw in the local playground of his neighborhood, where the basketball hoops had been removed early into the Covid-19 pandemic, and all that remained were their bare backboards. Underlying the work is a debossment of the backboard square that is usually painted red. References to sports and games are long-running through Quevedo’s work, drawing tribute to his father’s profession as a soccer player and later referee. As in games, these marks also function to indicate territorial boundaries and zones that are employed in order to convey the underlying rules of participation and inclusion—in sports and wider culture.