Arts and Culture

Fellow Spotlight: Trenton Doyle Hancock

An art of remembrance and childhood

Texas-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock’s intricate candy-colored prints, drawings, collaged-felt paintings, and site-specific installations work together to tell the story of the “Mounds”—bizarre mythical creatures that are the tragic protagonists of his unfolding narrative between good and evil. Influenced by both the history of painting and pop-culture pulp-imagery, Hancock transforms traditionally formal decisions—such as the use of color, language, and pattern—into opportunities to build narrative and convey symbolic meaning. Text embedded within the paintings and drawings drives the narrative and acts as a central visual component. His resulting installations often sprawl beyond canvas edges and onto surrounding gallery walls.

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