GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS • Explosive and a jolt to the senses, the photography of Irby Pace is designed to give meaning to the space that’s splashed with colored smoke.
A paradox of artistry, the photos both cover and reveal something about a Pace scene.
“I hang the canister into the landscape and shoot the scene with my camera,” he said. “It’s a little magic and a little smoke-and-mirrors … wink, wink.”
One of the Artists in Residence as a preliminary aspect of the 2021 Green Box Arts Festival this summer, Pace has been hiking and exploring nature and identifying well-known spots in the Pikes Peak Region.
Whether the bridge in Gazebo Park, a ride at Santa’s Workshop, scenes in Garden of the Gods or Paint Mines Interpretive Park, Pace’s use of smoke adds a surprising element to the work. “I like the idea of creating tension, uneasiness in the spaces,”