BAILEY BOB BAILEY:
Ted Kincaid: NOT FOR ANOTHER HOUR, BUT THIS HOUR
The Complete Portfolio
12 Manufactured Photographic Images on Hahnemühle Bamboo Paper, each 19 x 15″
290 gsm · 90% Bamboo fibre · 10% Cotton · natural white In an archival rag portfolio folder
NOT FOR ANOTHER HOUR, BUT THIS HOUR is a cycle of manufactured photographic images by artist Ted Kincaid. It is a collection that continues the artist’s exploration of digitally manufactured realities and the veracity of the photographic image through works that resonate with an elegant and somber beauty. This special release portfolio is the only complete collection of these works available.
One immediately recalls the words of Herman Melville and Walt Whitman when confronted with these impressive new works. Kincaid’s sharp aesthetic turn from the minimalist compositions and cloudscapes that initially brought him critical attention has come to its fruition in a body of work that seduces the viewer to enter into the artist’s sublimely manufactured histories. Delicate works on paper evoke the nautical explorations of our dreams, bringing to vivid life a journey across the seas, when such adventures still represented a leap of both faith and imagination. These works, though seemingly pulled from some other place and time, are in fact superb representations of the digital skill Kincaid has slowly mastered, to manufacture an eminently believable, but ultimately imaginary reality. Like our memories themselves, Kincaid’s images represent the construct of narrative from cognitive fragments and bits we piece together in an effort to remember.
Over the course of two decades, Kincaid has systematically subverted the notion of an objective photographic record. As his art continues to explore the play between painting and photography, Kincaid is one of several artists creating a new painting informed by photo-imagery and a new photography influenced by painting. The artist has explored this conceptual discourse through multiple series of work, deftly riding the line between the construction of totally manufactured images that bear the aesthetic of seemingly straightforward photographic images and actual photographs that buzz with vibrant palettes almost too fantastic to be considered plausible.
Ted Kincaid is one of the most recognized and respected artists from North Texas. He is exhibited and collected nationally and has received considerable critical attention for his photographically based work. He has been reviewed in ARTFORUM, ARTPAPER and ART ON PAPER and is included in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; the Museum of Fine Arts in San Antonio; the Neiman Marcus Collection; American Airlines; the Belo Corporation; the Microsoft Corporation; Pfizer, Inc.; Reader’s Digest Corporate Collection; the City of Seattle, Washington; the U.S. State Department; and the Human Rights Campaign Headquarters in Washington, DC.