April 4, 2014
By Emily Bentley
Irby Pace stares me down with blue piercing eyes while a grin dances around his face. I discover a lot about Pace throughout the interview; I learn that he was born in Odessa, Texas, a city that grew with the oil bubbling beneath it’s earth. I found out that Irby got his MFA from The University of North Texas, and that he hoped to eventually become a full time professor. The thing that stuck out to me the most about Pace was hi dedication to his art.
Pace’s art is different. It combines photography, random bursts of color, digital prints and whatever other medium suits Pace’s fancy in order to leave a mark. In his piece Unintended Consequences, Pace collected a series of random photos that people took at a photobooth in an Apple store and then left behind in order to explore the ways people capture themselves when they don’t think it will be seen again.
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