carla gannis
Since the beginning
carlagannis@gmail.com
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

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BIO
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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DISCUSSION

Carla Gannis in New American Story Art | Oct 15


eyewash@ Parkers Box
presents
NEW AMERICAN STORY ART
Nate Larson, Jim Torok, David Kramer, Carla Gannis, Dotty Attie, Sue Coe,
Scott Teplin, Renee French and Mac Adams
eyewash@Parkers Box 193 Grand St. Brooklyn
October 15 through November 14 2004
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 15th 6-9pm
VIDEO & PERFORMANCE NIGHT: Friday, October 29th, 7-9:30 pm

NEW AMERICAN STORY ART is a survey of current 'story art' being created in
the United States. Since the early-1970's this genre of narrative art has
gone widely unnoticed.

This exhibition is a showcase for artists who have developed innovative
ways--through expanded formats and technologies--to give this direction in
visual art new 'looks' and possibilities. Nate Larson, Jim Torok, David
Kramer, Carla Gannis, Dotty Attie, Sue Coe, Scott Teplin, Renee French and
Mac Adams are featured in an exhibition of multi-media, mixed media and
installation art.

On Friday, October 29th eyewash in conjunction with Parkers Box presents an
evening of video and performance dealing with story-telling. Performers
include lap-top storytelling by Jon Keith Brunelle, kookie country and
Western ballads by Larry Krone, angry artworld rants by David Kramer and
others TBA. A full video program will be shown twice featuring new works by
Suzie Silver, Justin Marshall, William Powhida and much more.

Artist, Educator and Curator LARRY WALCZAK started eyewash in June 1997 on
the 3rd Floor of a turn-of-the-century residential building in Williamsburg.
Since January 2002, it has been a "migratory gallery," either collaborating
with other galleries, or producing shows in borrowed or otherwise
temporarily acquired spaces. It specializes in showcasing emerging and
mid-career artists from Brooklyn.

F O R F U R T H E R I N F O R M A T I O N
Please contact LARRY WALCZAK at 718 387 2714

DISCUSSION

Invite to a Group Show I'm in Thurs, Sept.23


Hope you can make it by. -- Carla

INTIMACY

CURATED BY DAVID GIBSON

SANDRA BERMUDEZ CHINA BLUE KIM CONNERTON ANNETTE CYR JEN DENIKE
CARLA GANNIS ELIZABETH HENDLER AMY JENKINS
JENNIFER KARADY ALEXIS KARL NORMA MARKLEY LEEMOUR PELLI
GAE SAVANNAH RAVEN SCHLOSSBERG ROXANNE WOLANCZYK

SEPTEMBER 23-OCTOBER 24, 2004
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, SEPT 23, 8-11 PM

BROOKLYN FIRE PROOF, INC.
101 Richardson Street between Leonard & Meeker, Top Floor,
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
Extended Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1 - 6 PM /
call 718 302 4702 for an appointment
email: brooklynfire.proof@verizon.net website:
http//www.brooklynfireproof.com

Directions from Bedford: walk north on Bedford Av. Turn right onto
N. 11 that becomes Richardson St. after crossing Union Av.
Subway*: L to Lorimer or G to Metropolitan. Walk north towards the
raised BQE highway. Turn right onto Meeker and walk beneath the BQE
to Leonard. Turn left onto Leonard and walk one block and turn
right onto Richardson. 101 is on left in the middle of the block.
*check the mta for service advisories.
Car: Take Exit 33 McGuinness Blvd. + Humbolt St. off the BQE
highway. Turn left at light at end of ramp. Turn left at light
under the BQE onto Meeker. Veer right onto Richardson just before
the bill board sign at the service station.

This exhibition brings together a group of artists whose work is
characterized by a willingness to confront extremely personal
issues and the social forces which actively demean them. it can
easily be said that every artist places themselves in an intimate
situation. Isolated with their art, far from the vicissitudes of
social life, the artist finds a new truth. Yet how does that truth
express itself in the larger world?

Cumulatively the quality of intimacy as it serves the artist, and
as the artist's themes in turn serve society becomes as important
as the need for it. The use of the term itself has many variables,
depending on usage, it can infer commonality, vulnerability, and
knowledge.

An emotionally charged art is often the product of forces around it
which either apply normative concerns, pressuring the artist to
repress the intimate concern, or to focus solely upon matters of
craft. However, their adverse reaction becomes the fruit of
discovery: narratives develop and symbols emerge, which dramatize
the need for intimacy.

Intimacy itself is rarely the focus in art criticism, since it is
not superficially topical, nor does it have a specific historical
reference. But it does have something to do with the dynamics of
contemporary emotional life, and the ways in which we have become
accustomed to repressing or generalizing our responses to issues
that relate directly back to the inner life of emotions our
repository for reactions to experience.

There are very few avenues in contemporary life for people to talk
about their emotions, since it's generally assumed that families
are dysfunctional and that we address our problems either directly,
via therapy; or indirectly, by allowing a vast number of media
sources, such as NPR Radio, Oprah Winfrey, and various TV dramas
and sitcoms, to aid us in running the gamut of our emotions.

After party at M Shanghai Bistro from 11 PM - 2 AM, 129 Havemeyer Street
between
Grand Street + S 1st Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

EVENT

Opening - In the Face of Others - Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Gallery


Dates:
Wed Jan 14, 2004 00:00 - Tue Jan 13, 2004

January 12 -April 30, 2004
In the Face of Others
Reception with the artists: Wednesday, January 14; 6-8 p.m.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Gallery
One Wall Street Court, 142 Pearl Street, 2ndFloor
Exhibiting artists are:Seongmin Ahn, Kristin Anderson, Brandon Ballengee, Tim Blum, Mariestella Colon-Astacio, William Crow, Ula Einstein, Jennifer Formica, Carla Gannis, Ben Goldman, Rebecca Hackemann, Shelley Haven, Nicholas Knight, Eliot Lable, David Lantow, Eva Lee, Nina Levy, Karen Marston, Robert Martinez, Patrick Meagher, Eva Melas, Tom Moore, Hee Jun Park, Jack Pospisil, Elizabeth Riley, Maria Spector, Deborah Wasserman.



DISCUSSION

Carla Gannis - Group Show at LMCC Gallery


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<div align="center"><font face="Arial" size="+2" color="#000000">Exploring the
dynamics of communities, the 2004 Winter/Spring gallery exhibition at LMCC's
One Wall Street Court features a group show organized by<b> NURTUREart</b> Non-Profit,
Inc. -a past re-grant recipient of LMCC's Fund for Creative Communities. From
their portfolio registry of over 400 artists, NURTUREart assembles works that
offer a snapshot view of the diverse backgrounds and concerns of its creative
community.&nbsp; The paintings, sculptures, drawings and photography-based works
look at a range of personal and collective experiences and interactions, which
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<div align="center"><font face="Arial" size="+2" color="#000000">Exhibiting artists
are:<b>Seongmin Ahn, Kristin Anderson, Brandon Ballengee, Tim Blum, Mariestella
Colon-Astacio, William Crow, Ula Einstein, Jennifer Formica, Carla Gannis, Ben
Goldman, Rebecca Hackemann, Shelley Haven, Nicholas Knight, Eliot Lable, David
Lantow, Eva Lee, Nina Levy, Karen Marston, Robert Martinez, Patrick Meagher,
Eva Melas, Tom Moore, Hee Jun Park, Jack Pospisil, Elizabeth Riley, Maria Spector,
Deborah Wasserman.</b></font></div>
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<div align="center"><font face="Arial" size="+2" color="#000000">Concurrent with
the anniversaries of LMCC at thirty years and NURTUREart at five, the exhibition
will also feature a site-specific mural by artist-director<b> Robert Martinez</b>.
Created for<i> In the Face of Others</i>, this work weaves the timelines of
both organizations with the artist's own personal memories as well as the history
of LMCC's location at One Wall Street Court, formerly the old New York Cocoa
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EVENT

Digital Dumbo


Dates:
Thu Sep 19, 2002 00:00 - Wed Sep 18, 2002

The Second Annual Digital Dumbo
will be opening at M3 Projects/Mastel+Mastel Gallery, Thursday night, September 19 from 6-9 pm

Digital Dumbo is a 3-day digital arts event that highlights DUMBO as a nucleus of thriving digital culture. Througout the weekend experience digital art in its many forms. Over 40 artists have been selected to participate in this year's event.

M3 Projects/Mastel+Mastel Gallery
70 Washington Street, #700, Dumbo, Brooklyn
http://www.digitaldumbo.com