Composite image of dolls by artist Trenton Doyle Hancock. Photo courtesy of Temple Contemporary.
For Moundverse Infants, Temple Contemporary has commissioned visual artist Trenton Doyle Hancock to create new work examining the representation of race in the material culture of toy dolls. The exhibition features a collection of white dolls that Hancock, an African American male, has collected over the past 20 years, alongside black dolls from the Philadelphia African American Doll Museum. A Tyler School of Art alumnus, Hancock has created a new set of dolls based on these two collections and on a cast of characters who reappear throughout his body of work, which includes intricate collaged paintings, prints, and installations.
Exhibition hours are 12-5 p.m., Thursday to Sunday and by appointment.