Trenton Doyle Hancock Installation View - Title wall

Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones. 20 Years of Drawing, Installation View, Akron Art Museum. Photo by Joe Levack.

Trenton Doyle Hancock Installation View - To draw it

Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones. 20 Years of Drawing, Installation View, Akron Art Museum. Photo by Joe Levack.

Trenton Doyle Hancock Installation View - You deserve less

Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones. 20 Years of Drawing, Installation View, Akron Art Museum. Photo by Joe Levack.

Give Me Flowers

Trenton Doyle Hancock, Give Me My Flowers While I Yet Live, Version #1, 2010, acrylic, mixed media on paper, 13 x 13 in., Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York

Miracle Machine

Trenton Doyle Hancock, Miracle Machine #19 or Whish Wish, 2006, graphite, ink, acrylic on paper, 10 x 9 1/4in., Collection Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz, New York, Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York

Wow That's Mean

Trenton Doyle Hancock, Wow That’s Mean I, 2008, pen on paper, 10 x 6 ½ in., Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York

Cave Scape 3

Trenton Doyle Hancock, Cave Scape #3, 2010, ink on paper, 6 ¼ x 10 in., Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York

Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing

September 6, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries

Adults accompanying children may wish to preview this exhibition

For almost two decades, Trenton Doyle Hancock has developed an epic visual narrative in which mythical “Mounds” serve as the protagonists in an ongoing battle between good and evil. The artist’s colorful characters, vivid imagery and elaborate mythologies have earned international recognition.

Hancock’s monumental paintings, prints, and installations incorporate a wide-range of influences including comics, graphic novels, cartoons, music and film. Drawing plays a central role in all his work. Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin & Bones, 20 Years of Drawing is the first in-depth examination of Hancock’s extensive body of drawings, collages and works on paper. The exhibition features more than seventy works of art as well as a collection of the artist’s notebooks, sketchbooks and models. This survey also provides a glimpse into the childhood beginnings of Hancock’s idiosyncratic vision, allowing us to understand the genesis of the artist’s mythology and how his work has evolved.

This exhibition was organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Its presentation at the Akron Art Museum is generously supported by the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.

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