Liliana Bloch Gallery is pleased to present its first public exhibition of Texas-based multi-disciplinary artist Ted Kincaid.
Not In Another Place, But This Place is a ten-year survey of an ongoing body of real and manufactured photographs that explores a dialogue between the elements of earth, sea, sky, and the human figure. Mystical, sensual and undoubtedly sublime, this decade+plus oeuvre re-envisions the simultaneous emergence of the Aesthetic, Mystical and Homosocial Network Movements of the 19th Century and the concept of homosexuality as an innate identity rather than a behavior. Using Walt Whitman, Thomas Eakins, and Herman Melville as artistic pioneers and cultural touchstones, Kincaid has blurred the line not only between real and manufactured realities, but also between real and imagined histories.
Central to this body of work is the concept that the artist’s identity manifests itself in his aesthetic response to all subject matter, and that the concept of “queer art” must extend itself beyond what is traditionally accepted as such. In short, Kincaid’s photographic response to the male figure, the forested landscape, and the rolling waves are inseparable — and should be viewed as a single, cohesive statement and body of work.
This important survey covers a considerably prolific phase of the artist’s career. While displayed at major museums and galleries across the United States, the vast majority of works presented here have never been exhibited in the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex, and casts a well-deserved light on this complex and sublime oeuvre.