carla gannis
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Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Carla Gannis is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She holds an MFA in painting from Boston University and is the recipient of several awards, including a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grant in Computer Arts. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Most recently she collaborated with poet Justin Petropoulos on a transmedia book, installation and net art project entitled <legend> <legend> (Jaded Ibis Press and Transfer Gallery, 2013). She is Assistant Chair of The Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute.

Gannis's work examines the narrativity of 21st century representational technologies and questions the hybrid nature of identity, where virtual and real embodiments of self diverge and intersect. She feels akin to past and contemporary artists and writers who uncannily deconstruct rigid notions of reality and perception.
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TRANSFER Gallery Exhibition with Carla Gannis and Justin Petropoulos

Sat Sep 07, 2013 07:00 - Sat Sep 07, 2013

Brooklyn, United States of America

TRANSFER Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Carla Gannis and Justin Petropoulos from September 7th through 28th, 2013

::: Opening Reception ::: SATURDAY September 7 ::: 7-11PM :::

is a collaborative project of poems and drawings based on text redactions of The Book of Earths, by Edna Kenton, a compendium of theories of the shape of the Earth, and its surrounding folklore.

While the project is rooted in analog works, specifically poems by Justin Petropoulos and ink drawings by Carla Gannis, it grows these texts and images into digital paintings, animations, projection mapped & 3D printed sculptures, as well as interactive works.

The project's title, , is an empty html tag. The viewer/reader must complete the meaning themselves. The definition of the legend is determined by the movement within ones own cartographies.

The first manifestation of is a printed volume of the poems and drawings, produced by Jaded Ibis Press :::

A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at the opening reception.

In its second manifestation the project expands into the gallery space – a new body of work that spans a variety of media including an interactive redaction application launching at the opening reception.

The project will continue to grow and iterate – before, during and after the exhibition – follow along on these channels:

CARLA GANNIS has exhibited in solo and group art exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has shown at Pablo’s Birthday Gallery and Claire Oliver Gallery in New York, as well as The Boulder Museum of Art in Boulder, Colorado and TZR Galerie in Dusseldorf, Germany. Gannis is the recipient of a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grant in Computer Arts, an Emerge 7 Fellowship from the Aljira Art Center, and a Chashama AREA Visual Arts Studio Award. Gannis holds an MFA in Painting from Boston University. She is currently Assistant Chair of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute.

JUSTIN PETROPOLOUS is the author of the poetry collection, Eminent Domain, selected by Anne Waldman for the 2010 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Crab Creek Review, Gulf Coast, Mandorla, Portland Review, and most recently in Spinning Jenny. Petropoulos holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University. He is an adjunct faculty member at New Jersey City University, where he teaches composition and creative writing.

::: Opening September 7th 7PM-11PM :::
An opening reception will be held on September 7th from 7-11PM at the gallery.

TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between digital practice and its physical instantiation. Transfer supports artists working with digital practice to realize aggressive installation and promote collection of their work.

Transfer Gallery ::: 1030 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn 11211


Carla Gannis | What's not on my mind?

Sat Jan 23, 2010 00:00 - Wed Jan 20, 2010

United States of America

Carla Gannis | What's not on my mind?
Solo exhibition at Pablo's Birthday Gallery
opening Sat, Jan 23, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

526 Canal St, NYC 212.462.24111


"What's on your mind? "

Is there anything NOT on your mind? With the ubiquitous proliferation of social and information networks in our lives, EVERYTHING seems to always be on our collective mind(s).

In her second solo exhibition at Pablo's Birthday, Carla Gannis posts her personal "mind" reflections onto the gallery walls, and offers us, like the "drink me" bottle that jettisoned Alice into Wonderland, access into a world of nostalgic-futurist visions, pleasure-principled dystopias, and myth-based mash ups wrapped in sharp-eyed, but softly rendered social metaphor.

In these digitally painted narratives, we find fragments, like so many tweets or Facebook "on my mind" commentaries, stirred into a cocktail of subconscious visual meanderings and hybridity. For instance, in Gannis's centerpiece, The Park, references to art history and social networks collide, in an expansive panoramic triptych that exists pictorially somewhere between a traditional watercolor and a virtual role-playing fantasy game screen.


Studio Assistant

Tue Feb 26, 2008 14:01

I'm looking for a person skilled in Flash CS3 and Action Script 3 to assist me in the production of an internet-based interactive artwork to be exhibited at TZR Galerie, Dusseldorf and the Boulder Museum of Art in the Spring. The position would involve working with me one day a week in my Lower East Side Studio. All candidates will need to have a laptop w/ Flash CS3 installed. Pay is open to discussion based on skill level and availability.




opening: THURSDAY, MARCH 22nd, from 6-8pm
513 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212.929.5949 |
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Chicago Exhibition

Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery
October 20-November 25, 2006
Opening reception Friday, October 20, 6-9 pm