Published: Sep 8, 2011
Trenton Doyle Hancock, "Torpedo Boy and Heiren Hazo," mixed media on paper, 10" x 6-1/4", 2010.
SAVANNAH, Georgia - SCAD presents "We Done All We Could And None Of It's Good
," a solo exhibition by Trenton Doyle Hancock. The internationally acclaimed artist will talk with guest curator David Norr, chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, on Friday, Oct. 7, 5-6 p.m. at Gutstein Gallery. They will discuss the many personal, cultural and art historical references that influenced the works on display. The exhibition, artist talk and reception to follow are free and open to the public.
Hancock is best known for his ongoing narrative and theatrical installations that draw the viewer into his personal, idiosyncratic, dynamic and, at times, heretical weave of words, characters and images. "We Done All We Could And None Of It's Good" signals a new chapter in Hancock's ongoing fictitious narrative that follows the lives of Vegans and Mounds, two species locked in an epic ideological struggle. Numerous self-portraits are added to his repertoire, described by Norr as "instructive and critical" to Hancock's oeuvre. This exhibition demonstrates Hancock's ability to mine culture, taming divergent sources as varied as comics, horror movies, visionary art, biblical stories, surrealism and abstract expressionism into a delirious mélange of form, style and material interwoven with attendant analogies and histories.
This exhibition is curated by David Norr, chief curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland; and organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum, Institute for Research in Art, Tampa, Florida. Project assistance is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts; the Nimoy Foundation; Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Trenton Doyle Hancock in dialogue with guest curator David Norr
Gutstein Gallery: Friday, Oct. 7, 5-6 p.m.
Artist reception at the Gutstein Gallery
Held in conjunction with the gallery hop. Friday, Oct. 7, 6-7:30 p.m.
Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St., Savannah, Georgia
Sept. 15 - Nov. 5, 2011
Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed
About Trenton Doyle Hancock
Trenton Doyle Hancock was born in 1974 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and raised in Paris, Texas. He earned a B.F.A. from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and an M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Recent public projects include a commission by the Dallas Cowboys Art Program to create a 40-by-108 foot mural for the new Cowboys Stadium, and a site-specific installation at the Olympic Sculpture Park at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington.
A new exhibition of Hancock's large-scale works will open in Summer 2011 at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute, where he completed a residency this past fall. He is the recipient of numerous awards and was the 2007 Joyce Alexander Wein Award recipient from The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Hancock's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the Whitney Biennial (2000 and 2002) and is represented in numerous private and public collections, notably the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Hancock lives and works in Houston, Texas. He is represented by James Cohan Gallery, New York, and Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas.