Karen Wilkin

  • “Trenton Doyle Hancock: The re-evolving door to the Moundverse”

    Trenton Doyle Hancock’s engaging, discomfiting, and ultimately unclassifiable work could be described as “R. Crumb meets Philip Guston.” This miniretrospective of fourteen works—including major paintings made between 1997 and 2016—explores the artist’s mythology of the ongoing battle between the Mounds, a tribe of benevolent meat-eating creatures, and the mean-spirited Vegans, who, besides possessing other unpleasant attributes, are unable to see color. The saga unfolds in large, intensely colored paintings that conflate the visual languages of comic books