Fixing The Wind
Featuring Darrell Kincer
Dates: September 1 – November 30, 2023
Events: Artist Reception: September 14, 5pm-7pm,
Field Trip to Frank fort: September 16, Leaves from Paul Paletti Gallery, 11am-5pm,
These photographic works are an exploration of materials and process. They are produced in the darkroom with physical objects–plants and botanicals placed on photographic paper and exposed to light. After traditional development with black and white chemistry, the resulting prints are altered further through a chemical process to produce the finished images. The title of the series has a double meaning that helps explain both the print and the practice. In one sense, these photographs produce a unique and unforeseen vision of nature, fixing a peculiar and dreamlike environment for observation and contemplation. And in another sense, the method used to produce these images can be extraordinarily finicky and somewhat unpredictable. As photographic silver and darkroom chemistry interact, the results can be as mysterious as the wind.
Darrell Kincer is a native of Lexington, KY who has studied and worked in photography since the late 90′s. He began exploring the medium as a student at Asbury University, completing a BA in Art. Later he attended the Savannah College of Art and Design where he earned an MFA in photography. Present-day, he is a Professor of Art at Georgetown College, teaching courses in photography and graphic design. His research centers on the intersection of digital and analog photographic methods, while his personal work tends to utilize photograms and chemical processes to create painterly interpretations of the landscape and found objects.