Artist Talk/Lecture
Trenton Doyle Hancock at JCG Shanghai
Artist Talk 艺术家座谈


上海James Cohan画廊将邀请艺术家Trenton Doyle Hancock与观众进行一场座谈交流,时间于2009年10月27日(周二) 下午5点。本次活动无需门票。

James Cohan Gallery Shanghai is pleased to present an artist talk by Trenton Doyle Hancock on Tuesday, October 27th, 5pm. The event is free and open to the public. 上海James Cohan画廊将邀请艺术家Trenton Doyle Hancock与观众进行一场座谈交流,时间于2009年10月27日周二),下午5点。本次活动无需门票。同时,画廊将展出Trenton Doyle Hancock的两套版画作品《修复(2007年)》、《石化通灵者(2005)》。

Trenton Doyle Hancock在作品里揉杂了多种媒材,从绘画、拼贴、雕塑、版画到表演艺术;而艺术家本人却将绘画视作其创作核心。Hancock以作品绵延芜杂得名。故事铺陈为他的绘画系列设定了特殊的语境,其故事充盈着天马行空的角色,譬如,骨瘦如柴、夜间出没的素食者(他们同树林中的土墩展开了一场大战),又如帮手鱼雷少年、圣赛松、彩色宝宝,以及敌人邪恶的贝托等。交叠的符号与图像喻体为作品编织出了丰富的层次,造就了艺术家所述的"另类世界"。Hancock称:"就像我们身处的物质世界,我所画的是由一系列系统内的系统构建而成的世界。这些系统微观地向内延伸又宏观地朝外延展。这是一个不断自我诘问的宇宙,它又为了应答这些问题而扩张。"

2007年Hancock获得了纽约工作室博物馆(Studio Museum)的伟恩大奖(Joyce Alexander Wein award)。他参加过许多大型展览,诸如,当代犹太人美术馆(旧金山)的《起源——艺术家答创世纪》、美国民间艺术馆(纽约)《德尔格主义——当代艺术家和亨利•德尔格》、《前景1:新奥尔良双年展》。2008年4月,Hancock与编舞家Stephen Mills、作曲家Graham Reynolds合作,为奥斯汀芭蕾舞团(得克萨斯)的《色彩狂热——召唤颜色》创作了对白、服装、布景。前一年,爱丁堡的画廊"水果市场(Fruitmarket Gallery)"推出了Hancock重要的欧洲个展《恣意的思想家》,该展览后又巡回至荷兰鹿特丹的Boijmans Van Beuningen博物馆。Hancock连续两度入选惠特妮双年展(2000、2002年),是最年轻的参展者之一。他的不少作品已被世界重要的美术馆收藏,如,布鲁克林博物馆(纽约)、达拉斯美术馆(得克萨斯)、Boijmans Van Beuningen博物馆(鹿特丹)、现代美术馆MoMA(纽约)、大都会博物馆(纽约)、惠特妮美国艺术馆(纽约)、哈莱姆工作室博物馆(纽约)、旧金山现代美术馆(加州)、当代艺术馆(特伦蒂诺)等。

目前,Trenton Doyle Hancock的作品正展出于上海James Cohan画廊的《美国青年》展览(至2009年11月15日)。

更多信息,请联系 许宇 或 +86 21 5466 0825。

James Cohan Gallery Shanghai is pleased to present an artist talk by Trenton Doyle Hancock on Tuesday, October 27th, 5pm. The event is free and open to the public. Two print portfolios Fix (2007) and The Ossifies Theosophied (2005) will be on display in conjunction with the event.

Trenton Doyle Hancock produces work that encompasses a wide variety of media from painting, collage, sculpture, printmaking, to the performing arts; however, primarily, Hancock identifies painting as being central to his practice. Well-known for sprawling works, Hancock uses storytelling as a way of creating context for his paintings albeit an absurdist one populated by imaginary characters like the bony, nocturnal Vegans who are engaged in an epic battle with the gentle forest dwelling Mounds, and others like helpers Torpedo Boy, St. Sesom, and the Color Babies and enemies like the evil Betto. The artist's densely layered works are composed with a collision of symbols and visual tropes that create what he refers to as an "alternate universe." Hancock says, "Like our own corporeal universe, my painted universe is comprised of a series of systems within systems that extend inward microcosmically and outward macrocosmically. It is a universe that constantly questions itself and expands in order to accommodate answers to those questions".

Trenton Doyle Hancock is the 2007 Joyce Alexander Wein award winner from The Studio Museum, NY. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions, including In the Beginning: Artists Respond to Genesis, at the Contemporary Jewish Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, and was recently part of the Dargerism: Contemporary Artists and Henry Darger at the American Folk Art Museum, New York. He is included in Prospect 1 New Orleans Biennial, (2008/9). In April 2008, Hancock provided the narrative, costumes and set design for Cult of Color: Call to Color, a collaboration with choreographer Stephen Mills and composer Graham Reynolds for the Austin Ballet, TX. In 2007, the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, hosted Hancock's major European solo show, The Wayward Thinker, which traveled to the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland. Hancock was one of the youngest artists ever to be included in the Whitney Biennial, in both 2000 and 2002. His works are included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, NY; The Dallas Museum of Art, TX; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; The Netherlands; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Studio Museum of Harlem, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; and Museum di arte moderna e contemporanea, Trento, Italy.

Trenton Doyle Hancock is featured in exhibition Young Americans at James Cohan Gallery Shanghai through November 15th, 2009.

For further information, please contact Leo Xu at or +86 21 5466 0825.

....................................................................................................... Fix 修复, 2007 Print on paper 纸本版画 Paper size: 14 x 14 inches; 35.56 x 35.56 cm Portolio size: 15 5/8 x 15 1/8 inches; 39.7 x 38.4 cm A pink portfolio of 20 pages including title page and signed colophon 20件一套 [ preview | 在线预览 ]

The Ossified Theosophied 石化通灵者, 2005 Posters (set of 8 color etchings) 海报 (一套八张彩色蚀刻版画) 25 x 19 1/2 inches; 63.5 x 49.53 cm [ preview | 在线预览 ]