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Ted Kincaid Iceberg 42114

Ted Kincaid
Iceberg 42114, 2014
Varnished Pigment on Canvas
48×48″
The studio is quite active with multiple projects and portfolios in production, but all this information is difficult to share in the current website format. The new website will launch in the summer of 2014. In the meantime, you can see recent work on our Tumblr site.

 

Dallas Morning News profiles Ted Kincaid…

DMN Kincaid April 2013

Kincaid describes his work for the past two decades as “questioning the veracity of the photographic image.” He recalls a favorite television show from childhood titled In Search Of, hosted by Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek fame.

“There were always photographs of ghosts and Bigfoot and UFOs,” Kincaid says. “Even at a young age, I was intrigued by the fact that you could take a picture of something that didn’t necessarily have to exist. If someone is told that something is a photograph, there’s a lot of themselves that goes into interpreting that image.”

Visit the Dallas Morning News for the complete article.

Ted Kincaid: The Terrible Truth / The Beautiful Lie at Talley Dunn Gallery

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Talley Dunn Gallery is pleased to present its first exhibition of new work by celebrated artist Ted Kincaid. THE TERRIBLE TRUTH / THE BEAUTIFUL LIE will open with an evening reception for the artist on Saturday, March 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

With the five series of imagery represented in THE TERRIBLE TRUTH / THE BEAUTIFUL LIE, Kincaid continues his exploration into the many possibilities embodied within digitally manufactured compositions and pursues his investigation into the assumed veracity of the photographic image. While technically challenging and complex with their constructed layers of imagery, Kincaid’s Nocturnal Landscape 108 and Open Sea 731 capture the elusive beauty of the sublime found within the natural world, often with a wistful sensibility.

Much to the viewer’s surprise, however, the artist has skillfully fabricated the landscapes to appear as though the images have been “taken” with the camera or re-printed from historic negatives reminiscent of 19th century photography. Whereas the nocturnal landscapes are fabricated completely from scratch, Kincaid’s lunar images, seascapes and vibrantly colored cloud formations highlight the artist’s commanding ability to deconstruct and reconfigure compelling pictures that dazzle the eye and challenge the mind.

A highlight of the exhibition is Kincaid’s Thunderhead 11513, a breathtaking 10′ wide cloud composition that began as an actual photograph but through digital alteration has morphed into an otherworldly image that appears to hover and float within the gallery. Viewers will also have the opportunity to see Kincaid’s special study for the commission he created for the Omni Dallas Hotel. This smaller-scale work provides a rare glimpse into the artist’s unique process and inspiration.

For the past twenty years, Kincaid’s artwork has featured the interplay between painting and photography, at times referencing to the Pictorialist style that dominated photography during the late 19th century, while creating new forms of his own.

Talley Dunn Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and by appointment. The gallery is located at 5020 Tracy Street, Dallas, Texas 75205. For more information, visit Talley Dunn Gallery’s website .

Earth, Sea & Sky in The Great God Pan is Dead….

Houston’s art blog The Great God Pan is Dead reviews Earth, Sea & Sky at Devin Borden Gallery…

“It used to be an insult to refer to pictures as being literary. Being so described was to suggest that the art in question betrayed its essential nature. But I think the infinitely manipulable nature of digital photographs puts paid to such notions of essentialism. To say then that a work is evocative of some older literary source or genre is no insult. The only issue then is whether it does this well or poorly. I think Kincaid’s images do it very well.”

For the complete review, visit The Great God Pan is Dead

Talley Dunn and Ted Kincaid profiled in Modern Luxury’s Art and Power Issue…

Talley Dunn and Ted Kincaid are featured in Dealer's Choice in the December 2012 issue of Modern Luxury Dallas  Magazine.

Talley Dunn and Ted Kincaid are featured in Dealer’s Choice in the December 2012 issue of Modern Luxury Dallas Magazine.

“We asked five of our favorite gallerists to pick just one significant regional artist from their stables of top talent. A series of portraits documents some of the most fruitful partnerships in town.”

Click on the image above for a direct link to the issue.

Ted Kincaid: Earth, Sea and Sky at Devin Borden Gallery January 11 – February 23, 2013

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(left) Nocturnal Landscape 108, 2012 Digital Photograph printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl 320 gsm 20×16”

(right) Possible Moon 103, 2012 Digital Photograph printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl 320 gsm 20×16”

The newest photographs of Ted Kincaid bring forth the sense of the sublime that has characterized his work for the past few years.  In his last exhibition at Devin Borden Gallery, Every Doubt That Holds You Here (2011) Kincaid’s subjects — including the moon, ships at sea, icebergs, landscapes– were painstakingly wrought to challenge the viewer to detect any clue that their conceptions were essentially counterfeit.

In Earth, Sea, Sky a similar group of subjects are presented with an equally delightful sublimity combined with a heightened urgency and detailed delicacy.  If a sense of immediacy is one of the hallmarks of photography, here it has been tempered by a painterly veil.  Analysis shows Kincaid uses a number of strategies to ellicit different effects, particularly in his  images of the moon.  In Nocturnal Landscape 108, a bewildering array of stars and the silhouettes of trees evoke a dreamy, romantic mood.  Others such as Possible Moon 103 veer more definitively to the charming with a  mannered artificiality reminiscent of the films of Georges Méliès.

The exhibition opens with a reception for the artist on Friday, January 11 from 6-8 PM.

Devin Borden Gallery is located at 3917 Main Street in the historic Isabella Court building in  Houston, Texas.  Gallery hours are 10:30 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Call the gallery for more information 713-529-2700.

In the Studio: Summer Updates…

From Ted: “It’s been an incredibly busy and productive summer in the studio, juggling the organization of multiple projects, making new work and prepping for two new solo exhibitions. We are in the formative stages of two major projects with David Lewis of Stephen F. Austin University Press: 1)  a hardback monograph on my recent work to be printed  and bound in Padua, Italy and 2) a photogravure portfolio of Texas photographers featuring my work as well as the work of fellow Texans Keith Carter and Nic Nicosia. I’m very excited about both projects and will keep you updated as they progress. Additionally, there will be solo exhibitions of new work at Devin Borden Gallery in January of 2013, and Talley Dunn Gallery in March of 2013. The work for both shows is in various stages of completion, and it is always a bit stressful to see so much unfinished work laying around the studio, however four pieces that had been vexing me all summer all seemed to resolve themselves simultaneously yesterday, which was a big relief. I’ll be hunkering down for the next few months tying all the loose ends together. Happy Summer to everyone and please keep checking back for posts on the upcoming projects, exhibitions and new work!”

(above) Calm Sea 825, 2012 Digital Photograph printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl 320 gsm 24×24”

“Ted Kincaid: Mystery & Imagination,” New Orleans Art Review – Fall/Winter 2011-2012

“Ted Kincaid’s exhibition at the Arthur Roger Gallery, Every Doubt That Holds You Here, invites the viewer to observe nature’s wonder through an imagined world . Created purely by digital media but exhibited as photographs, Kincaid showcases over twenty images in this engaging show. The intriguing imagery enables the viewer to ponder the artistic approach of Kincaid, and to be transported into the mysterious scenes depicted by the accomplished artist…”

Read the complete review here.

Ted Kincaid: Every Doubt That Holds You Here at Devin Borden Gallery

DBG December 2011

Devin Borden Gallery presents “Every Doubt That Holds You Here,” an exhibition of photographically-based work by recognized Texas artist Ted Kincaid, opening Saturday, December 3rd, with a reception for the artist from 2 – 5 PM.

Ted Kincaid’s work explores the fusion of multiple artistic media, including painting and photography. His digital images embrace qualities and challenge traditions of each, resulting in paintings informed by photography and photography influenced by painting.

In Every Doubt That Holds You Here, Kincaid weaves together a declaration of the sublime order of the earth and sky. He meticulously engineers a believable photographic record out of pure fiction. Transcendent vistas are fabricated from scratch, moons constructed from pits and stains of a concrete floor and melancholy seascapes are punctuated with amorphous icebergs from the artist’s imagination.

Devin Borden Gallery is located at 3917 Main Street in the historic Isabella Court building in  Houston, Texas.  Gallery hours are 10:30 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Call the gallery for more information 713-529-2700.

Ted Kincaid’s Thunderhead 1111 installed at the Dallas Omni

Ted Kincaid latest public commission project is a 22 foot by 14 foot photograph for the new Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Thunderhead 111 is a cloud formation manufactured from a myriad of images of the sky Kincaid photographed in the immediate vicinity of the Omni facility, meticulously deconstructed and stitched together to emphasize the epic nature of a Dallas summer sky. The Omni will feature all original works by Texas artists, featuring major installations by Kincaid and James Surls, among others. The Omni will open to the public on November 11 of this year.

Ted Kincaid: Every Doubt That Holds You Here at Arthur Roger Gallery

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The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographically based work by respected artist Ted Kincaid from his latest series, Every Doubt That Holds You Here. The gallery will host an opening reception Saturday, November 5th from 6–8 pm.

Ted Kincaid’s work explores the fusion of multiple artistic media, including painting and photography. His digital images embrace qualities and challenge traditions of each, resulting in paintings informed by photography and photography influenced by painting.

In Every Doubt That Holds You Here, Kincaid weaves together a declaration of the sublime order of the earth and sky. He meticulously engineers a believable photographic record out of pure fiction. Transcendent vistas are fabricated from scratch, moons constructed from pits and stains of a concrete floor and melancholy seascapes are punctuated with amorphous icebergs from the artist’s imagination.

“Ted Kincaid is a photographer who has transcended his camera. Now, he is at the forefront of the digital arts movement, a man who works on the frontier between photography and painting. His mesmerizing, at times ethereal images are all computer-generated, pixel by painstaking pixel. To one degree, or another they are all constructions of things that “exist or not…and can be seen or not,” and that often rely on personal memory. His digital creations are meant to challenge the truth-telling function often ascribed to traditional photographs. They ask: which truth, and whose?

One thing Kincaid has not evolved beyond is his love of nature, which has been with him always and which has influenced his images in profound ways. The things of the earth—land, vegetation, water, sky—are the focal point of his creations. As he celebrates these wonders, though, he does so with a gravity born of his awareness of humankind’s disrespect for nature’s fragility: “[my] work for a number of years has tended more and more to focus on a yearning for what we are losing. And that’s the natural world around us.”

– M. M. Adjarian, from the introduction to “Ted Kincaid: The Only Joke God Ever Played On Me”

Ted Kincaid is included in the permanent collections of The Dallas Museum of Fine Art, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts in San Antonio, as well as many other corporate collections.

Books and related materials on Ted Kincaid will be available at the Arthur Roger Gallery. For more information please contact the Arthur Roger Gallery at 504-522-1999 or visit our website at www.arthurrogergallery.com.

New Variations at Talley Dunn Gallery

Ted Kincaid TDG New Variations

Talley Dunn Gallery’s inaugural group exhibition, New Variations, opens September 10 and runs through October 22. “It gives all my artists an opportunity to participate in the launch, showing really significant works that haven’t been seen before,” says Talley Dunn. “It’s probably the most exciting group show I’ve ever done.”

The exhibition will be Ted Kincaid’s first with the venerable Texas art dealer, and will feature six new seascapes. The show also features work by Helen Altman, Julie Bozzi, Vernon Fisher, Annette Lawrence, Nic Nicosia, Linda Ridgway, David Bates, Dale Chihuly, Trenton Doyle Hancock and Erick Swenson.

“New Variations” opens with a reception on Saturday, September 10 from 6 to 8 PM. Talley Dunn Gallery is located at 5020 Tracey Street in Dallas, Texas.

Ted Kincaid is now represented by Talley Dunn Gallery

Talley Dunn Gallery is pleased to announce that the gallery is now the primary representation for Texas-based artist Ted Kincaid.

“We are excited to exhibit the artwork of Ted Kincaid, as his photo-based images pose questions about the nature of representation that ask the viewer to consider what is real and what is created by the artist to seem real,” says gallery owner Talley Dunn.  “I have followed the development of Ted Kincaid’s work for years, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to present his artwork at this stage in his career.”

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.

Talley Dunn Gallery is committed to exhibiting outstanding and groundbreaking contemporary art in a variety of media by established and emerging artists. The gallery works very closely with a stable of nearly twenty artists on exhibitions, projects, and publications. In addition to organizing year-round exhibitions at the gallery, Talley Dunn Gallery collaborates with numerous museums, institutions, and galleries from coast to coast on exhibitions and acquisitions.

The gallery is located at 5020 Tracy Street in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.talleydunn.com .

Ted Kincaid on TexasContemporaryArt.com…

“It is not hard-to-believe this technically advanced artist working in his white-walled studio with a bare concrete floor situated behind closed doors back of Marty’s gallery continues to make art to transcend a camera. Creating computer-generated images “pixel by painstaking pixel” he is able to challenge the truth-telling function usually attributed to historical photographs. This accomplishment is due in part to his exploration of the difference or similarity between four primary artistic mediums – photography,printmaking,painting and sculpture and manipulating or amalgamating them for his purposes…”

To read the complete article, visit TexasContemporaryArt.com

Daniel Rodrigue asks you to Look Twice…

The Dallas Observer’s Daniel Rodrigue likes what he sees in Ted Kincaid’s Every Doubt That Holds You Here, currently at Marty Walker Gallery:

“For a body of work that may cause some viewers to doubt the reality of every photographic image they ever see again, Every Doubt That Holds You Here is an ambitious title for an impressive installation by contemporary artist Ted Kincaid…”

To read the complete review, visit The Dallas Observer.

Every Doubt That Holds You Here

MAY 17 – JUNE 11, 2011 / Opening: Saturday, May 21, 6-8 pm

Marty Walker Gallery celebrates the beginning of summer with an installation of photographically-based work by Ted Kincaid. EVERY DOUBT THAT HOLDS YOU HERE is both a bold step forward, and an elegant embrace of the past by this recognized and respected Texas artist.

Multiple bodies of work by Kincaid combine to form a statement that reads more like a novel in its breadth and scope, weaving together a declaration of the sublime order of the earth and sky. Yet Kincaid has, once again, meticulously engineered a believable photographic record out of pure fiction. Transcendent vistas are fabricated from scratch, moons constructed from pits and stains of a concrete floor, and melancholy seascapes are punctuated with amorphous icebergs from the artist’s imagination.

“Ted Kincaid is a photographer who has transcended his camera. Now, he is at the forefront of the digital arts movement, a man who works on the frontier between photography and painting. His mesmerizing, at times ethereal images are all computer-generated, pixel by painstaking pixel. To one degree, or another they are all constructions of things that “exist or not…and can be seen or not,” and that often rely on personal memory. His digital creations are meant to challenge the truth-telling function often ascribed to traditional photographs. They ask: which truth, and whose?

One thing Kincaid has not evolved beyond is his love of nature, which has been with him always and which has influenced his images in profound ways. The things of the earth—land, vegetation, water, sky—are the focal point of his creations. As he celebrates these wonders, though, he does so with a gravity born of his awareness of humankind’s disrespect for nature’s fragility: “[my] work for a number of years has tended more and more to focus on a yearning for what we are losing. And that’s the natural world around us.”

– M. M. Adjarian from the introduction to “Ted Kincaid: The Only Joke God Ever Played On Me”

Collections, Cultures, and Collaborations: Inspirations from the Neiman Marcus Collection at the University of North Texas Art Gallery

The Collections Series at the University of North Texas engages with graduate students in the study of artworks first-hand from a private, public, or corporate collection, sharing excerpts from their research throughout the exhibition. The Neiman Marcus Collection holds some 2500 pieces comprised of art from various cultures, with a concentration on contemporary works by both established and emerging artists, displayed in Neiman Marcus department stores nationwide. Using the collection as a point of departure, this exhibition features selected works from the studios of Frances Bagley, Brad Ellis, Vincent Falsetta, Jane Helslander, Otis Jones, Ted Kincaid, Joe Mancuso, and Tom Orr.

January 18 – February 12
Curated by Julie Kronick, Corporate Art Curator, Neiman Marcus

Collections Series Lunch Lectures in the Gallery, Noon
Thurs 2/10, Tiffany Floyd “Ted Kincaid’s Seascapes and the Postmodern Sublime”

For additional information, visit The University of North Texas Gallery Webpage.