Tintype by Kevin Gray '01

Kevin Gray ’01 to Show Tintypes at Fenimore

February 9, 2012

Hartwick College alumnus and adjunct member of the Art and At History Department Kevin Gray '01 will soon open an exhibition of his tintype photographs at Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY.

"Reclaiming Gettysburg: Kevin Gray's Modern Tintypes" will be on display from April 1 to August 5.

"'Reclaiming Gettysburg' conveys a rich sense of nostalgia for a treasured and alluring American past," according to the museum. "Gray's tintype montages express his individual perspective of Gettysburg history using a modernized version of a photographic technique popularized and perfected during the Civil War.

"Reclaiming Gettysburg is shown in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and in conjunction with another Fenimore Art Museum exhibition, Between the States."

Gray has a Master's of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.  He works in a variety of themes, some unapolagetically nostalgic, some more thoughtful and conceptual.  While he works often in digital media, he has a strong interest in traditional black & white photography and alternative processes, such as Polaroid emulsion lifts and tintypes. 

Gray's solo exhibitions include "Tintypes and Polaroid Emulsion Lifts" at the Roxbury Arts Group in Roxbury, NY, and "Semblances" at the Upper Catskill Community Council of the Arts in Oneonta, NY. He was awarded Best in Show at the 2009 Art and Soul of the Catskills Fine Arts Festival in Delhi, NY, the Best Photograph Award at the 2009 City of the Hills Fine Arts Festival in Oneonta, and the Best Photograph Award at the 2009 Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival in Norwich, NY, among other accolades.

The Fenimore Art Museum is the showcase of the New York State Historical Association, which is the not-for-profit corporate entity governing the operations of the museum. The New York State Historical Association was founded in 1899 by New Yorkers who were interested in promoting greater knowledge of the early history of the state. They hoped to encourage original research, to educate general audiences by means of lectures and publications, to mark places of historic interest with tablets or signs, and to start a library and museum to hold manuscripts, paintings, and objects associated with the history of the state.

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