William Hundley Entoptic Phenomena + Tribal Masks at Wyatt Brand
An exhibition of a dozen photography prints from William Hundley’s Entoptic Phenomena series and two from his tribal mask series.
In 2006 William Hundley began an ongoing series of photographs that he titled “Entoptic Phenomena” in which he photographs people jumping underneath fabrics and other various materials. The instant of the jump can be thought of as super ephemeral sculpture, lasting only a few seconds before reverting to their base components. The resulting photographs appear to have been made by computer manipulation, but Hundley stresses that “they are just photographs” and that there were absolutely no computer applications used in creating the images. He goes on to say that having “acrobatic models” is the key to the success of the imagery.
Recent works, included in the exhibition at Wyatt Brand, have focused on assembled collages and a series of tribal inspired masks with the idea of gathering objects from contemporary culture and using them in a “tribal” way. His photography has been featured in numerous publications and countless blogs and websites including The Vanishers by Heidi Julavits (Random House), Adbusters (Jan/Feb 2013 – Vol.21 No.1), NEON magazine (issue #12, Berlin), Philosophie Magazine (Paris), VISION Magazine (October 2009, China), and Ruby Magazine (Argentina). Hundley’s work also includes sculptures and installation and has been exhibited across the US and in Berlin at Galerie Hunchentoot, Berlin; American University Museum, Washington; Kinsey/DesForges Gallery, Los Angeles; Breeze Block Gallery, Portland; Marwen Untitled Gallery, Chicago; and Armoury Gallery, Milwaukee, among others. William Hundley is an American artist born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He lives and works in Austin, Texas. www.williamhundley.com