Not for Another Hour, But This Hour
Artist’s Reception January 9 (Friday) 6 to 8 pm
January 9 through February 28, 2015
Ted Kincaidâ€™s third solo exhibition with Devin Borden Gallery, Not for Another Hour, But This Hour continues to blur the line between digitally manufactured reality and the veracity of the photographic image. Kincaidâ€™s minimalist compositions of the past few years have given way to works inspired by the literary settings of 19th century writers Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. Images of icebergs on canvas effortlessly merge the photographic experimentation of polar adventurers with compositional elements from Romantic paintings by Frederic Edwin Church or Caspar David Friedrich. Delicate but vibrantly colored works on paper evoke the golden era of nautical exploration, brought to life with eminently believable but imaginary imagery.
Ted Kincaid at Devin Borden Gallery 2015
Ted Kincaid has systematically subverted the division between traditional, ostensibly objective, photographic practice and the wholly constructed image. Like memories, his art is pieced together from cognitive fragments that represent the construct of narrative. Seemingly pulled from another era, the works in this new exhibition are superb examples of the digital skill he has slowly mastered over the past two decades.
Ted Kincaid is one of the most recognized and respected artists from North Texas. He is exhibited and collected nationally and his exhibitions have been reviewed in publications including Artforum and Art on Paper. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the San Antonio Museum of Art; the City of Seattle; the U.S. State Department; the Human Rights Campaign, Washington, DC; and numerous private and corporate collections.