“I’m always going out and gathering different kinds of textures and materials to keep things from being so stagnant or inbred.” —Trenton Doyle Hancock
In this new Exclusive video, filmed in 2012 at James Cohan Gallery in New York City, Trenton Doyle Hancock discusses his large-scale collage The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin’ (2012). Made from materials that Hancock accumulated over a fifteen-year period, including scraps from some of his earlier artworks, it provides a condensed overview of his artistic development to-date. The artist, who recently moved away from his longtime Mounds and Vegans narrative, describes the central figure as busting out of shackles and “trying to get free of something.”
The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin’ is held in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ collection. Visit their website to see the collage in detail.
Exclusive is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; 21c Museum Hotel; and individual contributors.