We are proud to team up again with American artist Trenton Doyle Hancock for "Color Flash for Chat and Chew, Paris Texas in Seventy-Two”, this monumental tapestry commissioned by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, on permanent display at the new “Nancy and Rich Kinder Building.”
The 10x24 ft. piece depicts a multihued forest saturated with color, for Hancock the world’s most nurturing substance and an antidote to racism. The title pays homage to the “chat and chew” visits his aunt hosted for friends and family in the 1970s.
The rug is made of wool and silk on a cotton foundation and is meticulously hand-carved for high-contrast detail.
Two smaller editions of the piece (60x132"), which explore different color hues are available exclusively through James Cohan Gallery in New York.
Installation view: photo by Thomas Dubrock, courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
© Trenton Doyle Hancock 2020. Image courtesy the artist and James Cohan, New York. Photo by Phoebe d'Heurle.