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"Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Life and Death of Number 1"
2001-08-31 until 2001-10-14
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Trenton Doyle Hancock is artist from Paris, Texas who at a very early age has established himself as an important and exciting artist of national renown. His paintings, drawings, assemblages, and performances have created a rich, autobiographical epic full of pathos, alter-egos, and humor.
In his work, Hancock explores what it is to be an artist and an African-American male in this day and age through the lives of characters of his own making. Torpedo Boy, Painter, and Mound have emerged as central figures in Hancocks metaphorical world and Trenton Hancock: The Life and Death of Number 1, the artists first solo museum exhibition, will trace the evolution of Mound Number 1.
Hancocks Mounds are the antithesis of a super-hero; they are benign and benevolent creatures that live in forests. This exhibition will trace the evolution of the Mound, from an abstract form to a fully defined and vital character in Hancocks ongoing saga. The exhibition will include paintings, drawings, assemblages as well as new site-specific wall drawings.