Trenton Doyle Hancock and Ebony G. Patterson | Platform Section | The Armory Show

Hales is excited to announce Trenton Doyle Hancock and Ebony G. Patterson will be participating in the Platform section of the Armory Show 2022.
Trenton Doyle Hancock's Mound #1, The Color Crop Experience is a gigantic, interactive work which serves as  as a monument to the artist’s subjective, self-referential mythology involving his characters the “Mounds.” This particular Mound is represented as a tent made from black and white striped faux-fur, and covered with pink "sores" that possibly reference traumas that have been tamed through being aestheticized. The fiberglass head that adorns the structure speaks to figurative icons used within fast-food chains or entertainment centers to announce entrances into fantastical worlds. One is encouraged to visually enter this enclosure, experience the animated video presented inside, and examine the root armatures from which Mounds are made. Viewers will be invited to enter the work and view a digital animation by the artist. Mound #1, The Color Crop Experience is co-presented by James Cohan and Hales at the Armory Show 2022.
Ebony G. Patterson's 2020 installation …when the cry takes root…, was commissioned for the 2021 Liverpool Biennial. This sculptural tapestry resembles a peacock, whose expansive tail transforms into a garden landscape. The complex piece is inspired by poet Édouard Glissant's notion that "landscape is our monument," referencing the need to recognize and honor how the physical landscapes of the Caribbean and other colonial territories are the result of the traumatic labor of enslaved peoples. Patterson's research centered around Hope Botanical Gardens in her native Kingston, Jamaica. The installation's grandiose scale and rich symbolism reference the colonial past of this site as a former British Plantation and highlights its historical relationship to contemporary disenfranchised, working-class communities. …when the cry takes root… is co-presented by Monique Meloche and Hales at the Armory Show 2022.

Trenton Doyle Hancock and Ebony G. Patterson
Platform Section 
The Armory Show
Javits Center
Main Entrance Crystal Palace
429 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
8 - 11 September 2022.
August 25, 2022