I love how the changing lights effect the color of the paint.
Installing Wall 1
I first had to install wires to the back of each painting in order to hang them. On the back of the canvas I drilled a screw on each side about 1/3 down. I then tied the wire to each side.
Hanging "Illuminate The Night"
I first hung "Illuminate The Night". This is probably the most difficult piece to install. Each panel hangs separately and they are very heavy. When installing I have to be very careful of the sculptures beacuse they are made out of foam core and are fragile. If I made something like this again I would make the sculptures out of another material that wasn't as fragile. Once I got the panels hung, I had to connect the wires behind them to turn on the lights. I then have to plug the lights into an outlet which we hid under the wall. Finally the wires were covered with white tape to blend them into the wall. The lights are turned on with remotes.
I had to make sure each panel was straight before sticking the black triangles on. I used velcro on the back of the triangles so they were easy to take on and off. I actually put velcro on the back of all of my sculptures but the big ones are hard to take on and off so I ended up just keeping them on during transport.
Hanging the Paintings
I hung both paintings making sure they were hung at the same height. I decided they looked best hung slightly above the lowest panels of my sculpture piece.
Phil, the gallery manager, installed the title and my name as well as my artist statement.
My show cards and a sign in sheet were left under my artist statement.
Remotes for Lights
I left the remotes to turn on the lights in my exhibit on a podium so that if they weren't already on guests could turn them on.
I made sure to leave hand sanitizer so that people could enjoy the exhibit as safely as possible.
Orginally I had hoped to have a live DJ play a set during my opening. Obviously because of the Carona Virus that wasn't possible so my solution was to have an old Iphone set up ready to play a playlist of music that complements my exhibit.