Free of the Need to Be Free
Ghanian Wax Block Print Fabric, Abrokyere, Brocade, Various Ghanian Cotton Fabrics, Curtains
322.6 x 246.4 cm / 127 x 97 in
Basil Kincaid (b. 1986, St. Louis, Missouri) is a post-disciplinary artist who honors and evolves traditional practices through quilting, collaging, photography, installation and performance. With found, salvaged and donated materials, Kincaid employs resourcefulness and freedom of imagination as critical components in the liberation of spirit.
Photo: Courtesy of Basil Kincaid Studio
Kincaid studied drawing and painting at Colorado College, graduating in 2010. Kincaid has exhibited works with Hauser & Wirth, Mindy Solomon, Kravets Wehby, Kavi Gupta, Carl Kostyal and others. In 2019, Kincaid debuted their first museum performance, “The Release,” at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis MO. In 2020 Kincaid received the Regional Arts Commission Fellowship. In 2021, Kincaid became a United States Artist Fellow and joined the Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
On view in Los Angeles
Curated by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen, ‘The New Bend’ is on view until 30 Dec 2022.