“Hudson Valley Clouds”
an exhibition of photographic works by Ted Kincaid
this online exhibition can be viewed at Artsy
Exhibition dates: October 10 – December 31, 2022
Ted Kincaid uses digital media both to create manufactured “photographs” and to deconstruct and reorder segments of photograph into pure color and form. The exhibition focuses on a series of Kincaid’s digital dissections of skyscapes which he uses as base elements to stitch together an entirely new pixel-based rendition of the firmaments. In the “Hudson Valley Cloud” works Kincaid has meticulously dissected and reassembled sections of works of the American Hudson River School artists, culminating in this expansive body of images. Nothing has been added nor taken away, but instead radically reordered.
above: (l) “Hudson Valley Cloud 3718″, 2018. Edition of 3, 40″ x 40”; (r) “Hudson Valley Cloud 3518″, 2018. Edition of 3, 40″ x 40”.
below: “Hudson Valley Cloud 4919″, 2019. Edition of 5, 56″ x 100”.
Starting with images of clouds I began digitally dissecting them. Everything that I took out of that photograph I stitched back in in a different order. Nothing added, nothing taken away, just reordered. It resulted in images that looked fantastically fake yet every single element is something that actually existed.Ted Kincaid
“Hudson Valley Cloud 31918″, 2019. Digitally Manufactured Photograph on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth. 60″ x 60”, edition of 5.
K incaid is fascinated by the tug-of-war between reality and artistic truth. For the past 30 years he has used photography and its history to subvert the notion of an objective photographic record. Kincaid’s art is an investigation of the interplay between painting and photography through which he has created a new painting informed by photographic imagery and a new photography influenced by painting.
Hudson Valley Clouds can be viewed online on Artsy now through December 31, 2022.
Contact Manneken Press for additional information or to inquire about purchasing any of the works in the exhibition.
About the artist
Exploring photographic processes in printmaking has been an important aspect of Kincaid’s practice for years, and he has created many such projects at Manneken Press since 2000. Ted Kincaid’s photogravures, etchings and digital prints can be viewed on the Manneken Press website. A retrospective exhibition of Kincaid’s work at Manneken Press, Fuzzy Logic: Prints by Ted Kincaid 1998-2008, can be viewed on Artsy. A beautifully produced video of the artist in his studio discussing his work and process can be viewed here.