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The McKinney Avenue Contemporary Announces Irby Pace: Sandcastles and Time-Machines at Mercantile Coffee House

Where Are My Coupons? by Irby Pace, 2008

Where Are My Coupons? by Irby Pace, 2008

Irby Pace: Sandcastles and Time-Machines
McKinney Avenue Contemporary
Mercantile Coffee House
October 29 through December 3, 2011

As part of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary’s community outreach program, the MAC has teamed up with Mercantile Coffee House to extend its contemporary artistic vision and educational support to downtown Dallas. This partnership will promote and support emerging talent with monthly exhibitions throughout the year. Donations from Mercantile Coffee House will benefit artistic programming at the MAC.

The upcoming exhibition at Mercantile Coffee House is Sandcastles and Time-Machines by Irby Pace. Pace was raised in California and Texas. He received his BFA in Studio Art with emphasis in photography from Texas Tech University in 2008. Pace is currently an MFA candidate at the University of North Texas studying photography with a minor in painting and drawing. Pace has exhibited in numerous galleries, and is featured in permanent and private collections across Texas and California.

Recently, Pace participated in the 2011 MAC Membership Exhibition, and exhibited in the Lightwell Gallery in Denton, Texas and the LH Horton Jr. Gallery in Stockton, California. Pace considers himself a multiple project artist, spanning across multiple mediums and genres. Sandcastles and Time-Machines re-investigates Paces’ childhood memories, experiences, fears and dreams. Pace recreates the experience by creating installations that employ painting, drawing and photography. The formulation of these alternate realities allows Pace to delay the inevitable conclusion of facing reality.

The opening reception will be October 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Irby Pace: Sandcastles and Time-Machines will be on view at Mercantile Coffee House through December 3.

Through the MAC’s innovative efforts and artistic advisement, visitors to The Mercantile Coffee House will have the opportunity to view and interact with contemporary art in a non-traditional setting. This initiative is congruent with the MAC mission of supporting experimentation and promoting a visual dialogue between the artist and the viewer. Mercantile Coffee House will exhibit a variety of emerging artists and media, enhancing the setting and experience for visitors.

When and Where

Monthly at The Mercantile Coffee House
1800 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201

About the MAC

Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. The MAC is a member of Dallas Art Dealers Association and The Uptown Association.

Call 214-953-1212 for information or visit The MAC is open Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 9:00 p.m

Where Are My Coupons? by Irby Pace, 2008

Where Are My Coupons? by Irby Pace, 2008

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