Trenton Doyle Hancock | Copley, Comics, and Alternative Figures in American Art | Menil Collection, Texas

Curator Toby Kamps sits down with artists Dan Nadel and Trenton Doyle Hancock to discuss American artist William N. Copley in the tradition of eccentric figuration in the United States and his influence on contemporary artists on the 29th February 2016.

Dan Nadel is a New York curator, critic, and bookseller. His books include Art Out of Time (Unknown Comics Visionaries) and Art in Time (Unknown Comic Book Adventures). In 2014, Nadel curated What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art: 1960 to the Present at the RISD Museum, a project which included work by William N. Copley and laid out “a hidden history of American figurative painting, sculpture and popular imagery.” Houston artist Trenton Doyle Hancock is a painter and drawer, who, like Copley, has crafted his own eccentric, fantastical visual universe. Coincidently, Dan Nadel edited and published Hancock’s 2006 book Me A Mound. 


Copley, Comics and Alternative Figures in American Art

29 February 2016, 7pm

Menil Collection

1533 Sul Ross St,


Texas 77006

Free admission. Seating limited.


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January 29, 2016