Carla Gannis‘s solo exhibition A Subject Self-Defined is on New York’s TRANSFER, opening January 23 and running to March 12.
The NYC-based artist addresses “issues of branded identity; age and body estimation; catastrophe culture; and online agency via static, dynamic and interactive “selfie” imagery”, through self-portraiture inspired by women artists who turn the camera away from the male gaze and onto their own image.
Presenting work across media, the exhibition utilises a range of technologies including drawing, painting, animation, social media and augmented reality to interrogate Gannis’ perplexed interest in “subjecthood and self-definition in relationship to the ‘personal’ when performed publicly.”
Ed’s note: the exhibition opening date has been changed to January 30.
Like what you see on AQNB? We’d like to ask you for some help and encouragement by way of a monthly subscription to our Patreon. All funds raised will go directly to editorial commissioning and therefore support our contributors in their excellent work.
It is only through the dedication and generosity of everyone involved that AQNB manages to continue. More than ever we need to build a resilient space for independent media, one that works in collaboration with its artists, administrators, and audiences. Not everyone can afford to give donations we know - but if you can spare $1 a month, you like what AQNB is about and want to secure this space for the future, then please lend a hand and sign up. Thank u so much! <3