Ted Kincaid: Fuzzy Logic on Artsy


Manneken Press has a sharp new online exhibition of highlights from a two-decade collaboration with Ted Kincaid…

“Over the course of his thirty-year career, Ted Kincaid’s work has included minimalist grids and fields of pattern, abstracted clouds and con trails, icebergs and shipwrecks, landscapes and the moon. With the singular mission of questioning the veracity of the photographic image, he has used the camera and the computer to make images that look like a photograph but are not, and images that do not look photographic but in fact are.

Though trained as a photographer, Kincaid’s history with printmaking is deep. Working with Master Printer Jonathan Higgins, he completed several major projects at Galamander Press in New York City in the late 1990’s, and since 2000, at Manneken Press in Bloomington, IL. These projects usually started with a drawing that Kincaid had made on his computer, and printed out on a desktop printer. Photographing these printouts with a medium-format film camera, he would turn the lens to blur and soften the images. The resulting negatives became the basis for copper photogravure plates from which series of variants were printed. Most make use of chine collé, the technique of printing on a thin sheet of kozo paper that is laminated to a heavier sheet. Kincaid used paper as a color element, choosing from an array of brightly colored handmade Japanese papers. There is a warmth and humanity in these prints, achieved through the juxtaposition of old and the new, high-tech and low-tech, the machine and the hand. They are hybrids of drawing, photography and printmaking, created using 19th, 20th and 21st Century technologies.”

Catch the exhibition HERE