Production still from "Trenton Doyle Hancock: Real Biography" (2013)

Kept on Keeping On, detail, 2012
Installation view from "Trenton Doyle Hancock: ...And Then It All Came Back to Me" at James Cohan Gallery, New York, November 8–December 22, 2012
Production still from the Art21 "Exclusive" episode, "Trenton Doyle Hancock: Real Biography"
Artwork courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York

"There were these very real things that caused me to reevaluate what's worthy of my time in the studio when time is such a limited thing. I don't know how these things cosmically line up, but that tile was revealed to me at the exact right time. I was looking for a new ground to stand on and I found it in this tile—so that pattern is a truth."
—Trenton Doyle Hancock

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