Spring 2014 - '1964: Artifacts of Good Friday,' paintings by Theodore Kincaid
by Michelle Saport |
Exhibition: "1964: Artifacts of Good Friday," paintings by Theodore Kincaid Show dates: Friday, Jan. 17-Friday, Feb. 28
Currently at the arc gallery is the work of Ted Kincaid. The gallery is located on the first floor of the UAA/APU Consortium Library, around the corner from the circulation desk and next to the new Alumni Center. The exhibit can be seen seven days a week and opens and closes according to the library's hours.
Ted Kincaid is a practicing artist who works as an electronic media specialist (digital media design) for University Advancement at UAA. The body of work in this exhibition is akin to a memento mori, visually documenting, by means of imagery and materials, the 1964 Alaska Earthquake. His statement for the exhibition sums up his ideas best:
"In 1964, the ground shook sending waves of earth and water rippling the Northwest of the North American continent, the impacts still remembered today by thousands.
The materials used in the paintings are mixed from recent debris, as well as those pulled from a decommissioned dump where a large amount of the rubble from the earthquake was deposited. The image choices are made with a desire to depict the human interaction and impact on the local people. The crude nature of the style emulating the rough nature of the survivor and the lack of polish their new lives bring as they make their way with what they have left."