Carla Gannis
American , born 1970
Carla Gannis - Until the End of the World,
DAM Gallery
Transfer Gallery at PULSE New York 2015,
Transfer Gallery

Carla Gannis’ interest in digital semiotics and internet vernacular has inspired works such as The Garden of Emoji Delights (2014), in which Gannis reimagines Hieronymus Bosch’s 16th-century masterpiece with animated characters and emojis. In other digital paintings, gif animations, and videos, Gannis explores the dynamics of escapism and virtual reality inspired by contemporary technological innovation and its effect on everyday life. In Gannis’ words, her practice “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.”