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Installation view, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Something American, 48 Walker St, September 17 - October 17, 2020

Installation view, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Something American, 48 Walker St, September 17 - October 17, 2020

Installation view, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Something American, 48 Walker St, September 17 - October 17, 2020

Installation view, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Something American, 48 Walker St, September 17 - October 17, 2020

Installation view, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Something American, 48 Walker St, September 17 - October 17, 2020

Installation view, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Something American, 48 Walker St, September 17 - October 17, 2020

Installation view, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Something American, 48 Walker St, September 17 - October 17, 2020

Installation view, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Something American, 48 Walker St, September 17 - October 17, 2020

Installation view, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Something American, 48 Walker St, September 17 - October 17, 2020

Installation view, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Something American, 48 Walker St, September 17 - October 17, 2020

Installation view, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Something American, 48 Walker St, September 17 - October 17, 2020,  

Installation view, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Something American, 48 Walker St, September 17 - October 17, 2020

 

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Step and Screw: The Star of Code Switching, 2020
Acrylic, graphite, plastic tops, and paper collage on canvas
84 x 84 in.
213.4 x 213.4 cm

 

JCG11636
 

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Step and Screw: The Star of Code Switching, 2020
Acrylic, graphite, plastic tops, and paper collage on canvas
84 x 84 in.
213.4 x 213.4 cm

 

JCG11636

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
SKUM: Just Beneath the Skin, 2018
Acrylic, graphite, plastic tops, and paper collage on canvas
60 x 60 x 4 in.
152.4 x 152.4 x 10.2 cm

 

JCG9611
 

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
SKUM: Just Beneath the Skin, 2018
Acrylic, graphite, plastic tops, and paper collage on canvas
60 x 60 x 4 in.
152.4 x 152.4 x 10.2 cm

 

JCG9611

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Schlep and Screw, Knowledge Rental Pawn Exchange Service, 2017
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
60 x 60 x 6 in.
152.4 x 152.4 x 15.2 cm

 

JCG9454
 

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Schlep and Screw, Knowledge Rental Pawn Exchange Service, 2017
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
60 x 60 x 6 in.
152.4 x 152.4 x 15.2 cm

 

JCG9454
 

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Untitled, 2020
Acrylic, ink, and paper collage on canvas
30 x 30 in.
76.2 x 76.2 cm

 

JCG11637
 

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Untitled, 2020
Acrylic, ink, and paper collage on canvas
30 x 30 in.
76.2 x 76.2 cm

 

JCG11637

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Untitled, 2020
Acrylic, ink, and paper collage on canvas
30 x 30 in.
76.2 x 76.2 cm

 

JCG11638

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Untitled, 2020
Acrylic, ink, and paper collage on canvas
30 x 30 in.
76.2 x 76.2 cm

 

JCG11638
 

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
CFR, Completely Fugging Rabid, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 9 in.
30.5 x 22.9 cm

 

JCG11643
 

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Bringback Condiments: Mustard, Mayo, and Special Sauce, 2020
Acrylic, graphite, plastic tops, faux fur, paper collage on canvas
90 x 132 in.
228.6 x 335.3 cm

 

JCG11781
 

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Bringback Condiments: Mustard, Mayo, and Special Sauce, 2020
Acrylic, graphite, plastic tops, faux fur, paper collage on canvas
90 x 132 in.
228.6 x 335.3 cm

 

JCG11781

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Bringback Condiments: Mustard, Mayo, and Special Sauce, 2020
 

Detail

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Bringback Condiments: Ketchup, 2020
Acrylic, graphite, plastic tops, faux fur, paper collage on canvas
90 x 132 in.
228.6 x 335.3 cm

 

JCG11634
 

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Bringback Condiments: Ketchup, 2020
Acrylic, graphite, plastic tops, faux fur, paper collage on canvas
90 x 132 in.
228.6 x 335.3 cm

 

JCG11634

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Bringback Condiments: Ketchup, 2020

 

Detail

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
It's Just a Matter of Trust at this Point (for Chadwick), 2020
Acrylic, graphite, plastic tops, and paper collage on canvas
60 x 60 in
152.4 x 152.4 cm

 

JCG11635

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
It's Just a Matter of Trust at this Point (for Chadwick), 2020
Acrylic, graphite, plastic tops, and paper collage on canvas
60 x 60 in
152.4 x 152.4 cm

 

JCG11635

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
It's Just a Matter of Trust at this Point (for Chadwick), 2020

 

Detail

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Becoming the Toymaker, Phase 11 of 41: Attack Me With Her Lovely Strange Candy, 2020
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
24 x 24 in
61 x 61 cm

 

JCG11642
 

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Becoming the Toymaker, Phase 11 of 41: Attack Me With Her Lovely Strange Candy, 2020
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
24 x 24 in
61 x 61 cm

 

JCG11642

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Becoming the Toymaker, Phase 11 of 41: Attack Me With Her Lovely Strange Candy, 2020
 

Detail

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Untitled, 2020
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
14 x 10 in.
35.6 x 25.4 cm

 

JCG11644
 

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Untitled, 2020
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
14 x 10 in.
35.6 x 25.4 cm

 

JCG11644

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
The Skint Alterpiece: Vegans Make Deposits at the Tofu Bank, 2020
Acrylic, ink, and collaged paper on canvas
72 x 108 in.
182.9 x 274.3 cm

 

JCG11640
 

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
The Skint Alterpiece: Vegans Make Deposits at the Tofu Bank, 2020
Acrylic, ink, and collaged paper on canvas
72 x 108 in.
182.9 x 274.3 cm

 

JCG11640

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
The Skint Alterpiece: Vegans Make Deposits at the Tofu Bank, 2020
Acrylic, ink, and collaged paper on canvas
72 x 108 in.
182.9 x 274.3 cm

 

JCG11640

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Let Thy Wilford Be Done, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 9 in.
30.5 x 22.9 cm

 

JCG11546
 

Press Release

Press Release

James Cohan is pleased to present Something American, an exhibition of new work by Trenton Doyle Hancock, on view from September 17 to October 17 at 48 Walker Street and 291 Grand Street. The exhibition will span both of the gallery’s locations, with new paintings in Tribeca and a presentation of the second chapter of Hancock’s ongoing graphic novel in the Lower East Side. This is the artist’s seventh solo exhibition at James Cohan. Please click here to make an appointment.

 

To visit the Viewing Room, please click here

 

Over a career spanning nearly twenty-five years, Trenton Doyle Hancock has created a singular body of visual art that exuberantly subverts and synthesizes his omnivorous influences to invent a world entirely his own. This exhibition features new paintings that demonstrate the breadth and dexterity of Hancock’s practice: explorations of never before seen corners of the Moundverse and densely layered and collaged reexaminations of Hancock’s extraordinary iconography. These works contend with American identity and cultural expression, while confronting the ever-evolving, attendant structures of white supremacy. Hancock brings these forces into his fantastical universe in order to grapple with them—this metaphorical space, while it invites parallels to our own, is entirely under the artist’s control. In this exhibition, the artist takes us on a deeply personal journey through the multivalent facets of the self. His superhero embodiment Torpedo Boy, an American football gladiator, and the artist’s self portraits all echo the contours of his mind, rendering visible a rich interiority. Hancock’s artmaking becomes a strategy of radical autobiography and a way of seeing, of looking closely both at the world outside and deep within oneself. 

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