Artist Trenton Doyle Hancock to Lecture at Hamilton College

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

March 6, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Location: Bradford Auditorium in the Kirner-Johnson Building at Hamilton College

Event Description

Visiting Artist Series presents Trenton Doyle Hancock. Hancock’s prints, drawings and collaged-felt paintings work together to tell the story of the Mounds—a group of mythical creatures that are the tragic protagonists of the artist’s unfolding narrative. Each new work by Hancock is a contribution to the saga of the Mounds, portraying the birth, life, death, afterlife and even dream states of these half-animal, half-plant creatures. Hancock’s paintings often rework Biblical stories that he learned as a child from his family and local church community.

Hancock was featured in the 2000 and 2002 Whitney Biennial exhibitions, one of the youngest artists in history to participate in this prestigious survey. His work has been the subject of one-person exhibitions at Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; and Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. Hancock was included in the American Folk Art Museum’s exhibit, “Dargerism,” which showed the influence of Henry Darger on contemporary artists. He was also featured on PBS’s “Art21” series—a chronicle of contemporary art. Hancock is currently represented in New York by the James Cohan Gallery.
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