Hales Gallery is delighted to announce a solo exhibition by Trenton Doyle Hancock, Moundverse Infants. The exhibition is being held at Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art and was designed to deepen a contemporary discourse on race.
Through this work, Trenton Doyle Hancock has explored how race is performed through the seemingly innocuous material culture of toy dolls. The curatorial thesis of this exhibition began with two baby dolls that were used in Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark “doll test” to study the psychological effects of segregation on black children. In this exhibition a selection of white dolls that Hancock, an African American male, has collected over the past twenty years, are presented with a selection of black dolls from the Philadelphia African American Doll Museum. Inspired and influenced by these opposing collections, Hancock has created a new set of dolls, commissioned by Temple Contemporary, in which he has reimagined the racial divide presented by the existing dolls.
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art
2001 N 13th St,
PA 19122, USA
10 May - 27 July 2018
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