through September 28, 2013
Saturday September 7, 7 PM – 11 PM
<legend> </legend> 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, <legend> </legend>, 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.
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.
Jaded Ibis Press enthusiastically seeks projects that utilize digital platforms as an integral part of the narrative, and multimodal projects that cannot be effectively published as anything except multimedia, interactive narratives. Their books do not easily fit into marketing categories but clearly speak to contemporary society. They promote the evolution of narrative as it intersects with 21st Century technology.