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701 CCA Announces “Entropic Perceptions” by Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

Exhibition: May 7 – June 21, 2015

Artist Reception: Thursday, May 7, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Where: 701 CCA, 701 Whaley St, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201

Reception Admission: members, free; non-members, $5 suggested donation


Entropic (en-tro-pik)- Having a tendency to change from a state of order to a state of disorder


701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015, with an artist reception, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., and run through June 21. Admission for the artist reception catered by Linda Phillips is free for members and a $5 donation is suggested for non-members. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center.

In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own.

Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes.


For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949.

701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms.

701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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