Hales Gallery is pleased to announce a 'in conversation' event between celebrated American artist Trenton Doyle Hancock and Zoe Whitley, Tate Modern Adjunct Research Curator supported by Guaranty Trust Bank plc, hosted by Autograph ABP at Rivington Place.
Preceding Hancock's first solo exhibition in London, I Want to Be at the Meeting After the Separation, opening at Hales Gallery on Friday 22 May, the talk will explore ongoing themes surrounding narrative painting, sculpture and performance in Hancock's broad and dynamic practice spanning over 2 decades. Hancock has, since childhood, been interested in issues of morality and ethics, especially those defined by puritanical Christian beliefs. He grew up in an all-American household governed by these ideals, but quickly developed his own parallel (often contradictory) value system. What began simply in his youth, necessitated by a desire to manage a seemingly endless amount of resources, questions and life information, has continued unabated into adult life, pulling in a deepening understanding of life's thematic complexities, current events and existential conundrums.
The talk hosted by Autograph ABP runs concurrently with Hancock's major drawing retrospective at Studio Museum Harlem (Skin and Bones: 20 Years of Drawing) and solo exhibition at The Ringling Museum in Florida (EMIT: What the Bringback Brought). Hancock lives and works in Houston, Texas.
Trenton Doyle Hancock:
In conversation with Zoe Whitley
19 May, 7pm
The talk is free, but booking is essential. To reserve a place please email email@example.com.