Original Voices 2019
Ken Saunders Gallery
The artists in this exhibition generally eschew the exaggeration of the basic qualities of the material they’re working in, its optical qualities including its clarity and the way glass interacts with light, instead transforming the glass to create resonant sculptures that challenge excepted boundaries between process and medium. Illusion plays an important role in many of these works.
Hancock references the documentary quality of black-and-white architectural photography but as the artist has gradually increased the scale of her works she has gone from directly confronting strategies of representation to subverting them to her own needs, willing pattern and rhythm to take the place of documentarian detail.