EVEN IF I LOSE EVERYTHING
THE GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART
NOVEMBER 17, 2018 – JANUARY 12, 2019
EVEN IF I LOSE EVERYTHING is the first solo museum exhibition for Texas-based artist Ted Kincaid. For the past 30 years, Kincaid has used the medium and history of photography to systematically subvert the notion of an objective photographic record. His art continues to explore the play between painting and photography and creates 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 works, 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 as photographs.
EVEN IF I LOSE EVERYTHING focuses on a series of Kincaid’s digital dissections of skyscapes from his own photographs, as well as skies from the paintings of historical artists, which he uses as base elements to stitch together an entirely new pixel-based rendition of the firmaments. Nothing has been added nor taken away, but instead radically reordered.
Ted Kincaid is one of the most recognized and respected artists from 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.