My HomeCourt
My HomeCourt
Revitalizing public basketball courts and empowering the people who play on them

Fargnoli Park

The first My HomeCourt project was unveiled at Fargnoli Park in Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday, October 14, 2018.

Providence College Galleries (PC–G) commissioned artist Jim Drain and his extraordinary designs were painted by a group of committed volunteers from Providence College, Friends of Fargnoli Park and the broader Providence community.

 
 
 
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The Design

Jim Drain graduated with a BFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998. Drain was a member of Forcefield, a collective that explored the merging of music, performance film and installation into one platform. Forcefield was active from 1996 to 2002 and was part of the Whitney Biennial in 2002. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, most recently including at Various Small Fires in Los Angeles, California; University of Florida, Gainesville; Locust Projects in Miami, Florida; Blanton Museum at the University of Texas, Austin; Greene Naftali Gallery in New York; John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Jim Drain is a multimedia artist based in Providence, RI. For this commission Drain, along with Providence College Galleries Director & Chief Curator, Jamilee Lacy, and Providence College students, spent months in communication with Elmhurst residents and players who most frequently use the courts at Fargnoli Park. The final design blends Drain’s signature aesthetic of kaleidoscopic color and form with dense geometric patterns inspired by athletic apparel fashion and international decorative styles found throughout the area.

 

 
Digital rendering of Jim Drain’s design for the Fargnoli Park courts.

Digital rendering of Jim Drain’s design for the Fargnoli Park courts.

 
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The Print

To commemorate the inaugural My HomeCourt (MHC) project, MHC & Providence College Galleries commissioned Jim Drain to create a limited-edition fine art lithograph.

Incorporating his brightly colored and densely patterned design, the print visually incorporates the various styles and cultures of Fargnoli park users and the greater area. Over a period of several months, he worked with a master printer to create Triple Dribble, a nine-color lithograph that remixes and riffs off the original court mural design to feature spectral hues, tessellating forms and iridescent overlays.

All proceeds from the sale of the lithograph support future My HomeCourt & Providence College Galleries’ projects, including basketball court murals, exhibitions, events and community-focused programs.

Your purchase is tax deductible and will be recognized as support of My HomeCourt, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.


We are pleased to offer two framing options through Adjective Art & Framing, a Massachusetts-based fine art frame company:

Standard – We offer this piece framed in a high quality, custom 3/4-inch white frame with float-mounted artwork. UV-filtering plexiglass is used for all frames, an option that is the industry standard.

Premium – In order to offer you a museum-quality frame option, we have selected a 3/4-inch ebonized walnut frame with float-mounted artwork. UV-filtering plexiglass is used for all frames, an option that is the industry standard.

 
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