When: Jan. 9-March 20 2015
Hancock’s body of work is populated by a race of people known as the Mounds, engaged in an endless battle with the Vegans. Hancock explained in an Art21 interview that “Mounds are these half-human, half-plant mutants that came to life about fifty thousand years ago, when an ape-man masturbated in a field of flowers.” Like Atum! This mini-retrospective, the second show at iMOCA’s new CityWay location, will include a selection of prints, drawings, collaged felt paintings and site-specific installations. A must-see, particularly for those interested in artists who cultivate complex cosmologies (Hancock acknowledges Henry Darger as a key touchstone).