In November of 2018 I was selected as a Finalist for the 701 Center for Contemporary Art Prize. This prize selects 3 finalist for an exhibition at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, South Carolina. The exhibition of the 3 finalist them moves to Lake City, South Carolina at the beginning of 2019.
The exhibition looks fantastic at 701 CCA and I am excited for the installation in Lake City. This was the first time that I have hung, No Need To Look Up from the ceiling and I cannot be more pleased with how this changes the work. These are also the second version of this piece with the chandelier wired in the same fashion as a light fixture. Previously, the chandelier was wired so that the entire chandelier would light up or twinkle. I may go back to making the whole piece glow in the future but for now, this newer version looks wonderful.
Overall this was a wonderful experience and a huge congratulations goes out to Jena Thomas for being selected as the winner. The winner receives a 6 week paid residency, solo exhibition, and an advertisement in a national publication.