Hales is delighted to announce I Made a Mound City in Miami Dade County, a selection of works by Trenton Doyle Hancock, on show at Locust Projects.
Supplementing his religious upbringing with comic books and Greek mythology, at the age of 10 Trenton Doyle Hancock invented Torpedo Boy — an alter ego/superhero he still uses today. Ultimately birthing his own creation myth — as played out through paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and installation — Hancock tells the story of the Mounds (gentle hybrid plant-like creatures) protected by Torpedo Boy, and their enemies, the Vegans (mutants who consume tofu and spill Mound blood every chance they get).
These narratives and truly unique body of visual art explore good and evil, authority, race, class, moral relativism, politics and religion, as well as making unapologetic nods to comic books, illustrations, animations, horror films, and toys.
Trenton Doyle Hancock
I Made a Mound City in Miami Dade County
3852 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
On view through October 2019
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