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In Off-Colored, sleep-deprived artist Trenton Doyle Hancock snoozes atop a wooden structure, covered in a colorful, fur-striped sheet. Upon awaking to the sound of an alarm clock, Hancock is fed huge bowls of various colors of Jell-O. And, in an amusing twist on the logic of consumption, he expels colorful balloons out of the rear of the structure. This performance, like much of Hancock’s work, engages in the artist’s epic narrative of the Mounds and their nemesis, the Vegans–sets of mythical creatures that are in constant battle.Trenton Doyle Hancock (b. 1974) is known for his ever-evolving saga of the Vegans and the Mounds, half-animal, half-plant creatures, that live, love, dream, and die all in the narrative the artist creates in his work. His work not only investigates moral quandaries and Biblical themes, but also the formal qualities that are inherent to a given medium.