FotoFest Biennial 2014 Catalog
By Adrienne Johnson
The use of negative space with artistic composition often plays a secondary role to the primary subject matter, serving only to punctuate creative expression. However, ancient philosophers, scientists, and spiritual thinkers regarded the void as a subject unto itself. Looking beyond the four elements of the physical world, they saw the empty space between these tangible qualities, and they called it aether. Although aether is described at the “fifth element,” it is ephemeral in nature.
Interested in the transitory quality of motion, Texas artists Irby Pace and William Hundley each use photographs to forever capture a momentary glimpse of the void. Their photographs serve as manifestations of what Hundley calls “static motion,” giving the artists and their audience the opportunity to delineate content out of the space between and to impart expression to this seemingly elusive subject.
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