closer mp4

TRANSFER Gallery is pleased to present the first iteration of 'String Literals' ::: join us for a Friday evening reveal of new work produced for the exhibition, and another chance to see <legend> </legend>

::: STRING LITERAL ::: Friday, September 13 ::: 7-9PM :::

Carla Gannis and Justin Petropoulos have orchestrated two artist/writer collaborations, inviting them to react to the manuscript and produce a new work in tandem with the exhibition ::: these 'string literals' are an iteration of meaning inserted into <legend> </legend>

For the first event, Anthony Antonellis + Anthony Tognazzini have paired to produce 'Closer.mp4' – a short story written by A.Tognazzini, animated by A. Antonellis and narrated by Daniel Rourke

The video will debut this Friday evening, join us for a lively night of gallery drinks while screening the new work.

September 7 - 28, 2013 at T R A N S F E R

<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.

The first manifestation of <legend> </legend> is a printed volume of the poems and drawings, produced by Jaded Ibis Press ::: https://

In its second manifestation the project expands into the gallery space – a new body of work that spans a variety of media including an interactive redaction application and two new artist/poet collaborative pieces.

The project will continue to grow and iterate – before, during and after the exhibition – follow along on these channels:

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.

T R A N S F E R is an exhibition space that explores the friction between digital practice and its physical instantiation. Transfer supports artists working with digital practice to realize aggressive installation and promote collection of their work.

Transfer Gallery ::: 1030 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn 11211