Trenton Doyle Hancock employs invented metaphorical characters as autobiographical representations relating to his life as an artist and an African-American man in contemporary society. The Torpedo Boy, Painter, and Mound represent states of being and the evolution of character and purpose in life. A catalogue accompanies Hancock’s first solo museum exhibition and traces the evolution of these alter egos in site-specific wall drawings, paintings, drawings, and assemblages. Includes an essay by Lynn M. Herbert; a statement by the artist; and documentation on the artist’s career.
Traveled to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Texas Fine Arts Association at The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin.