Associate Professor Pip Brant and MFA candidates Gardner Cole Miller and Yasmin Khalaf are three of six artists awarded for their work in The Triumph of Detritus at 1310 Gallery. Prominent guest judges from local arts establishments visited the exhibition and voted for the top artists. Chosen among the 30 artists in the exhibition, Brant and Miller tied for first place and Khalaf was awarded second place. Each of them received a trophy and a cash prize.
The Triumph of Detritus is curated by Lisa Rockford, tenured Assistant Professor at Broward College, a resident artist at Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, and a founding member of 1310 Gallery. She described the exhibition with the following statement: “[The Triumph of Detritus is] a group exhibition of artists that morph raw, found, and unexpected debris into works of splendor. Visceral materials are combined with exquisite embellishment, transforming castoffs into captivating works of beauty.” (Source: Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts)
The Triumph of Detritus also included the work of Master of Fine Arts candidate Joe Locke and alumna Kerry Phillips (BFA ’00).