TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK, As U Now Enliven a Test, 2012, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 24×24 in.
Texas-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock returns to New York for his fifth solo exhibition at James Cohan Gallery, from November 1st through December 22nd, 2012. The artist is well known for creating densely layered mixed-media installations that merge words and images in painting, collage, sculpture, print, and the performing arts.
For this exhibition, Hancock departs from the ongoing epic narrative that has guided his work for the past decade. Here, he creates a body of new paintings that reveal the creator of the myth and demystify the author. …And Then It All Came Back To Me expands on metaphysical interpretations of the artist’s dreams, the invented symbolic language that has long been a hallmark of the work, and most notably on the idea of self-portraiture as exploration of the artist-as-archetype, which Hancock refers to as “radical autobiography.”