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February 2011

Weatherspoon Art Museum Features Works by Trenton Doyle Hancock

The Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, NC, is pleased to present the exhibition, Trenton Doyle Hancock: We Done All We Could and None of It’s Good, on view in the Bob & Lissa Shelley McDowell Gallery, from Feb. 4 through May 6, 2012.

Through practices that span painting, drawing, collage and the performing arts, internationally acclaimed Texas-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock invites viewers to enter an invented mythological world populated by characters in conflict. The exhibition features new and select works in which the artist’s epic narrative continues to unfold, interweaving a broad array of personal, cultural, and art historical influences. Hancock’s omnivorous narrative enterprise combines divergent sources as varied as comics, horror movies, visionary art, Biblical stories, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism into a delirious mélange of form, style and material.

Hancock (b. 1974, Oklahoma City) earned his BFA from Texas A&M University and MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including in the Whitney Biennial (2000 and 2002), and is represented in numerous private and public collections. Recent public projects include commissions for the Dallas Cowboys Stadium and for the Olympic Sculpture Park at the Seattle Art Museum. He is represented by James Cohan Gallery, New York and Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas.

The exhibition was curated by David Louis Norr, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum, Institute for Research in Art, Tampa, FL. Project assistance provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Arts Council. The exhibition at the Weatherspoon is organized by Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Museum at 336/334-5770 or visit (http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu/).

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