Sheldon Art Museum, 12th&R Sts., Lincoln, NE
Exhibit continues thru Oct. 23, 2011
Admission free—hours vary daily
The Sheldon features 18 prints from the Fix portfolio of Houston-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock as part of the museum’s focus on African American artists. In a style partly influenced by surrealism and abstract expressionism, Hancock populates his imaginary sagas with two sets of creatures: the meat-eating Mounds, half-animal, half-creatures, who are preyed upon by the evil and colorblind Vegans. Though interesting and entertaining visually on their own, the artist’s narratives are really allegories to satirize the contemporary art market which he considers addicted to luxury and novelty and headed toward self-destruction. An accomplished painter, textile and print maker, Hancock was a featured artist on PBS’s special, Art21. All 18 prints from Fix have recently been acquired as part of Sheldon’s permanent collection.
Michael J. Krainak