Irby Pace: Explosions in the Sky


Irby Pace: Explosions in the Sky

Galleri Urbane Dallas March 28 – May 9, 2015

Galleri Urbane is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition by Galleri artist Irby Pace, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 28th from 6 – 8:30 PM. Represented by Galleri Urbane since 2013, Pace’s “Idle Voids” series experienced widespread exposure, from the cover story of the Dallas Observer to coverage in the Huffington Post. What began as a simple idea while completing his MFA in photography at the University of North Texas has successfully come to fruition over the past two years, with works placed in numerous national and international collections.

Explosions in the Sky finds Irby Pace after a residency at the Dallas Arboretum and a trip to the vast landscape of Marfa, Texas. By using crude and readily available sources, Pace experiments with the tension of upwards or outwards movement against the downward force of gravity, creating the illusion of gravity defiance. In a tricky collaboration with nature and the urban environment, he alters the physical space with real floating colorful clouds of smoke, capturing a momentary glimpse of the vacant space. Through his latest photographs, Irby Pace will be sure to offer a view of these environments like never seen before. – –

Irby Pace received his BFA in Photography from Texas Tech University and an MFA in Photography from the University of North Texas in 2012. He currently is an Assistant Professor in Photography/Video at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. His photography has been featured in Wired Magazine, Ripleys Believe it Or Not, and many other websites, blogs and online magazines. Explosions in the Sky is traveling from the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts in Lubbock, Texas.

Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas 2277 Monitor St. Dallas, TX 75207 325-226-8015

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