Friday, March 31, 2006
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Wow. I really loved the Trenton Doyle Hancock show at James Cohan. Energetic, exuberant, fun, funny, inspiring, exciting, grand.
Painting, drawing, and collage. That chair leg and skeleton foot are felt or something.
Here is the big foot at an angle. The most colorful toenails are THICK with paint.
An explosion of stuff. There is an ongoing story to all this, something about vegans and mound-meat, the Blestian Room, someone named Sesom and his band of converted vegan disciples. I think there is a war. Lots of buckets of paint marked MM that made me think of Mountain Man. A text about Sesom's strange color experiments and conversations with Painter (is it you Painter? are you in league with Sesom?). So nice to be in someone's make-believe world, and to bring some of my own make-believe world into it, and leave reality. I was wondering if I would run into my old friend Humberto.
The above piece at an angle; covered with paint, painted and collaged black canvas, felt, plastic plates, peanut butter lids, bottle caps. There are holes in the canvas.
His resume still includes his participation in a 1995 juried student show; the juror was Tom Moody!!!