Carla Gannis: Everything that Rises Must Converge
Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery
October 20-November 25, 2006
Opening reception Friday, October 20, 6-9 pm


Inspired by a same titled collection of Flannery O'Connor's short stories, Carla Gannis’s first solo exhibition at Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery explores themes of "Southern Gothic", scrutinizing issues of race, class, and otherness with a darkly absurdist and tragicomic prose. Gannis, a native of the southern United States, creates digital paintings, drawings, and video works that are rooted in a storytelling tradition-embracing allusion, shunning the didactic, and revealing universal archetypes and patterns of human behavior.