2013 News & Events:
Check Out the Auction Work at www.aljirafineartauction.org
AND on Exhibit at Aljira Beginning Today, Thursday, May 9
Get ready for The Aljira Fine Art Auction 2013 on Thursday, May 23. There is art galore thanks to the extreme generosity of Aljira’s artists and collectors. Represented in the Auction are Aljira Emerge* graduates-Carla Gannis and Rachael Wren among them; Guggenheim Fellows AND Emerge graduates-Chitra Ganesh and Carrie Moyer; Icons Benny Andrews and Al Loving; legends in their own time Dawoud Bey and Frank Bowling; plus Dawoud Bey’s photograph of Frank Bowling; gems of work from Loretta Lux, Rachel Perry Welty and Edward del Rosario; untrained artists Justin McCarthy and Eddie Arning and on and on and on and on. See for yourself by visiting the gallery or aljirafineartauction.org
“Writing on it all”, a project Justin Petropoulos and Carla Gannis are participating in on Governors Island. Our event is June 23. http://writingonitall.com/
Join the #ArtsTech Meetup, in partnership with The Solo Foundation and AOL Artists, on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 9am – 6pm for a day-long unconference dedicated to art & technology at AOL HQ, 770 Broadway, 6th Fl, NYC.
Throughout the day, participants will take part in more than 25 different sessions that will include: workshops, presentations, round-table discussions, panels, how-tos, hacks, screenings and more. *Read about the session I have organized below and read about more featured #artstech sessions here. To purchase a ticket: http://artstech-
C. Gannis Session:
Beyond the Algorithm: The Content of Tech Art
Participants include: ANGELA WASHKO (artist and facilitator), HRAG VARTANIAN (writer, curator and critic, editor of Hyperallergic), CLEMENT VALLA (artist, programmer, designer and educator), PETER PATCHEN (artist and Chair of the Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute), KIANGA ELLIS (Director of Programming at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art) and MODERATOR: CARLA GANNIS (artist & educator)
From the press release for NYC 1993: EXPERIMENTAL JET SET, TRASH AND NO STAR, currently on view at The New Museum: “The critical debates and discussions of the early 1990s—on issues such as racial and gender politics, globalism, and institutional critique—have been taken up again in recent years by younger artists, writers, activists, and filmmakers, demonstrating how our current social and political moment grows out of the events and ideas of the recent past.”
The excerpt above inspired me to organize Beyond the Algorithm: The Content of Tech Art, a round table platform where group members will discuss the work of art/tech practitioners generating critically and socially engaged content. Also on the agenda group members will analyze and debate current trends in digital art that may preclude it from analysis for substantive content outside of its own processes.
Topics will include: 0) how (or do) digital artists use current social networks to traverse class stratification and ethnic divides. Why does exclusion still exist once artists are off the network and in the gallery? 1) The ways in which codes and standards in virtual communications resemble and diverge from IRL attitudes regarding gender and identity politics. How are digital artists harnessing proprietary social media and game platforms to expose digital discrimination and virtual devaluation? 2) How do we perceive and respond critically, and meaningfully, to new positionalities emerging as our digital natures evolve and remain linked to physiological imperatives?
- In Quire blog just published an announcement for <legend> </legend> a collaborative project being produced by Justin Petropoulos and Carla Gannis. Their poems, drawings and multimedia artworks are slated for their first publication with Jaded Ibis Press, to be released September 2013 and their two-person gallery exhibition at Transfer Gallery, will also open in September.
- theLMagazine has published an article on Transfer Gallery, “Yes, Bushwick, You’re Getting A Net Art Gallery” listing the Petropoulos/Gannis collaboration project.
- A video work by Gannis will appear in LOVE at melepere in Verona, Italy opening March 22. Artists include: Vito Acconci, Alex Mezsmer & Reto Mueller, Adam Gould, Man Ray, Celeste Gaia, Carla Gannis, Enrico Farnedi, Riccardo Lolli, KREM, and Stefano W. Pasquini.
- Gannis will have work in Gallery 22 at The Fountain Art Fair at the 69th Regiment Armory March 8-10th.
- Gannis, an alum of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is participating in their art department’s first annual fundraiser featuring works by distinguished faculty and alumni to benefit student programs.
- Gannis also has work included in the Bailey House 2013 Auction & Gala to be held on March 28th. Bailey House has been serving homeless people with HIV/AIDS since 1983.
2012 News & Events:
Flux Factory 2012 Benefit
“Won Ocean”, a group exhibition exploring contemporary digital imaging at the Neue Galerie, opening Nov 17th, 2012, in Gladbeck, Germany. Artists include: Inez van Lamsweerde, Ruud van Empel, Alex Prager, Jasper de Beijer, Carla Gannis, Desireé Dolron and Tereza Vlckova http://www.neue-galerie-gladbeck.de/?page_id=386
“BDB” (from the Jezebel series), 2008, die cut digital print
All-Night Bookstore colab project at Peanut Underground opening Aug 15th, reception Aug 21st, 7-9pm @ 215 East 5th St, NYC (Collaboration with Justin Petropolous “Notes from a Marathon”)
Both Carla Gannis and Sandra Bermudez deal in noir. They have exhibited their deft visual critiques of American pop culture in prestigious galleries in cities as diverse as NY, LA, Rome and Miami. Their talent and incisive insight have been appreciated by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice and others and they have been featured at several noteworthy art fairs.
Gannis’ digital dreamscapes capture a dark Americana. From back alleys to hidden rooms devoted to forbidden desire—- from the eccentricity that shadows normalcy to the perversions that inform sexuality, Gannis’ painterly art exposes the dark and violent longings that interrupt the sunny surface of American culture.
Bermudez’s multimedia art explores the intersections of pop culture, art and pornography. Her wallpaper series borrows images from advertisements and turn-of-the-century pornography. In her visual examination of contemporary pornography, wherein the naked woman is redacted, our attention is subtly shifted from the publically exposed woman to those looking at or away from her.
Although these artists have shown together before, Pop Noir makes a yet to be made connection between the ways in which Gannis and Bermudez examine the overlapping and intersections of the murky depths of desire, inversions of power and commercialization (the noir and the pop).
Check out Flux Death Match May 30 at the Flux Factory: The New Aesthetic
with Greg Borenstein; Molly W.Steenson; Kyle McDonald; Carla Gannis @ http://www.fluxfactory.org/events/flux-death-match-the-new-aesthetic/
and on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/289962127762015/
Today’s facial recognition technology is making strides in distinguishing, literally, a face in the crowd. Its algorithms are built into many sites and apps, proving to be a helpful tool in managing images of friends and family. However, it also raises questions about trust, identity and intrusion, for example, when our own images appear without our permission on someone else’s Facebook page.
Artist Carla Gannis explores these issues in The Non-Facial Recognition Project, her experiment in “facial recognition subversion.” Gannis asked her Twitter network to send her their profile photos with the expressed purpose of “scrambling” the images and in effect making new identities unrecognizable to either the donors or to the technology. Through this project, participants place their likenesses and their identities in her hands, much like the trust we place every day in the technology itself. To read more, download the full brochure here.
Julia Kaganskiy editor of The Creators Project has put together another series of responses to the #NewAesthetic featuring posts by Carla Gannis, Jamie Zigelbaum & Marcelo Coelho, Hrag Vartanian, Rahel Aima, and Madeline Ashby http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/blog/the-new-aesthetic-revisited-the-debate-continues”
Momenta Art Spring Benefit 4.25.2012
Beauty Debate 3.3.2012
THIS SALON IS HOSTED BY LISA CO-FOUNDER ERIK SANNER
Article by Carla Gannis And Peter Patchen on Postmaster’s Exhibition “Play Station” & “BYOB” : http://artcritical.com/2011/12/16/play-station/
GEO-LOCO: The Re-Imagined Landscape
curated by Henry G. Sanchez
November 5 – November 20, 2011
Opening reception: Saturday, Nov. 5, 7-10pm
Closing reception: Saturday, Nov. 20, 7-10pm
@ OUTPOST RESOURCES
1665 Norman Street
Ridgewood, NY 11385
ph# 718-599-2385 fx# 718-679-9687
Directions: Take the L train to Halsey stop. Walk east along Wyckoff Ave. Take left and walk north on Norman. Or take M train to Myrtle/ Wyckoff stop. Walk east along Wyckoff Ave. Take left and walk north on Norman Ave.
For Immediate Release:
GEO-LOCO|The Re-Imagined Landscape presents five artists who practice digital media to explore the traditional theme of landscape. Each artist investigates different perspectives and conceptual approaches to achieve their idiosyncratic vision. The artists’ employ concepts such as the “desired” landscape, the simulacra, nostalgia, political/historical/environmental implications, and romantic antecedents.
This exhibition qualitatively differs from other art shows that exploit the aesthetic practices of augmented reality or digitized/techno-graphic environments, i-Phone apps and programs. Despite the egalitarian properties of those applications this exhibition avoids a limited mediation of a real, unreal or imagined environment.
The artists of GEO-LOCO: The Re-Imagined Landscape seek to fulfill a deeper
relationship and a wider definition of contemporary “landscape art” through their personal, romantic and political experiences while manipulating new media and employing technological and digital means.
Find & Combine
Elisabeth Condon, Judith Simonian, Amy Hill, Mary Ann Strandell, Carla Gannis and Linda Griggs
Abrazo Interno Gallery
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Education Center
107 Suffolk St, 2nd Floor 917.496.7058
OPENING RECEPTION: Wed, Sep 7, 6-8 pm
GALLERY TALK: Thu, Sep 15, 8pm
Show Dates: Sep 3rd – Sep 15th
The show brings together a group of artists who research, source, and juxtapose images. While it is safe to say most artists working with an element of representation do “find and combine” in some form or another, the interest here is how varied the results can be, in this case, ranging from lenticular prints, to abstractions based on Chinese scrolls to Netherlandish Renaissance tattooed hipsters, to digital prints processed entirely through the computer.
The show reminds us that such visual hunting and gathering is an important part of the creative process for artists, particularly now as use of images from newspapers, the internet or art history fall under new copyright and intellectual propers laws that threaten their process.
“Mediated behavior in art and society”
A discussion of media system’s and technologies,
their relationship to behavior and the artistic process,
and an exploration of the Utopian and Dystopian
possibilities they inspire.
Sunday, August 21st, 3pm
Brydcliffe Kleinert/James arts Center
34 Tinker Street, Woodstock, N.Y.
With panelists/artists participating in the current exhibition THE MEDIUM AND THE MESSAGE:
Moderator: Jimi Billingsley
An interview by Daniel Durning with me about my work @Pulse Art Fair Spring 2011.
Buzz from the floor of the 2011 NYC Art Fair Week, recorded Live at the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, artist Gannis discusses art in the age of mechanical reproduction, and Balduc discusses her series