Drop Shot is at once a physical art space in an abandoned squash court and a collection of individuals, bound by a common interest in aesthetic practice. Borne out of a need for a more flexible gallery and performance venue on Haverford College’s campus, Drop Shot embodies a multi-disciplinary approach to art-making and critical discourse.
Drop Shot, as a site of artistic experimentation, is an arena for intellectual collision. In this way, the spirit of the sport for which the space and collective are named continues to flourish. Just as a squash ball once bounced from the racquets of players to ricochet off the court walls, so to do ideas and mediums spring, jerk, jolt, hurdle, and buck as they are shot together, as they explode apart.
Drop Shot merges the jaunty playfulness of your kid sister, the unabashed naïveté of a freshman, the urgency of a Bible man at the apocalypse, and the drunk flippancy of a frat boy. We don’t have an agenda, we don’t know where we are going, but we are heading there fast. Bring your goggles.