Trenton Doyle Hancock’s largest ever solo project will fill our massive Building 5 gallery with forms and figures from the artist’s densely detailed mythologies. Inspired by comic books, superheroes and popular culture — and fully integrating painting, installation, video, and performance — the exhibition represents the “critical mass” of the artist’s vision.
In staring at the sun, artist Rafa Esparza continues his long examination of land, history, and family, transforming one of MASS MoCA’s only “white cube” galleries into a brown gallery built with adobe bricks.
Bold lines and primary colors defined Tom Slaughter’s modernist visual vocabulary in his work across media including paintings, silk screens, and illustrations. The new mural, Icon Alphabet stretches across 140 feet, incorporating imagery culled from Slaughter’s work by his daughters, Hannah and Nell Jocelyn (designed by Jimmy Mezei).
Stick around for a concert with the legendary George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at 8pm. Presented in conjunction with Trenton Doyle Hancock and Allison Janae Hamilton.
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Principal exhibition support for Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass is provided by an anonymous donor. Lead support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts with contributing support from Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull and Leigh and Reggie Smith.
Rafa Esparza: staring at the sun is made possible by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in support of MASS MoCA, the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and Hancock Shaker Village.
Major exhibition support is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Barr Foundation, and the Mass Cultural Council.
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Becoming the Toymaker, Phase 14 of 41, or Common Phenomenon or Simply Commomenon, 2017
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
16 x 16 x 1 in.