James Cohan Gallery is proud to present the fourth gallery exhibition by artist Trenton Doyle Hancock. The artist’s densely layered works incorporate text, drawing, collaged paper, plastic, felt, fur and paint to create a collision of symbols and visual tropes that evidence Hancock’s singular vision and distinctive means of storytelling. Hancock is well known for evolving his absurdist narrative across a wide variety of media that includes painting, collage, sculpture, print and the performing arts. In this exhibition, Hancock will present new paintings, drawings and a set of prints entitled Fix published at the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers.
In April 2008, Hancock provided the story line, costume and set design for Cult of Color: Call to Color¸ a performance piece presented by Ballet Austin that was a collaboration with choreographer Stephen Mills and composer Graham Reynolds. In 2007, he received the Joyce Alexander Wein Award of $50,000 from the Studio Museum in Harlem. In April 2008, Hancock had a solo show at the Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania and was included in the American Folk Art Museum’s Dargerism: Contemporary Artists and Henry Darger. He will also participate in the first Prospect.1 New Orleans, the largest biennial of international art to be organized in the US opening October 31st, 2008.