Artforum Must See: "Trenton Doyle Hancock: Good Grief, Bad Grief"

Editors, Artforum, September 6, 2022

Good Grief, Bad Grief is currently featured on’s “Must-See Shows” list, our editors' selection of essential exhibitions worldwide.


Shulamit Nazarian is pleased to present Good Grief, Bad Grief, a solo exhibition by the Houston-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock. This will be the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.


Exploring a mythology that spans over twenty-five years, Hancock has created a cast of characters, a lexicon of symbols, and an evolving, non-linear narrative of epic proportion. Storytelling is at the root of the artist’s practice, drawing equally from the world of comics, film, art history, and religion. Engaging with a seemingly inexhaustible range of cultural influences and references, the artist has built a singular voice of legendary status. Through a practice of painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and performance, he has established himself as an esteemed world-builder. Fantastical in nature, Hancock’s expansive narratives provide an entry point to examine many significant cultural issues, such as race, class, identity, politics, and power, all of which continue to shape the identity and legacy of America.


Good Grief, Bad Grief

September 17 – October 29, 2022 
Reception: Saturday, September 17th, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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