Shape Shifting by Theresa GAnz

"An asteroid hovers in deep space (or is a rock transcending its own mundane form?); Photoshop clunkily composites images of wilderness (or were those boulders placed in some anthropogenic design?); Google distills monuments (coded with grandeur, abundance, and oppression) down to pixels; weathered walls meet crashing waves. This is the way that Ganz's work operates: it is of our time and deeply linked to the past. It is ponderous and ominous, satisfyingly beautiful and distressing; it is both cut by her hand and rendered by the digital. It sees the built world encroaching on the unbuilt, and asks: What happens when the unbuilt world pushes back?"

Meghann Rieppenhoff


Photographs: Theresa Ganz

Edition: 40 copies
Risograph printing 
Leporello | Blind Stamped Cover
16 B&W images w/ 2 hand tinted (front side)
1 B&W Semi Regular Tessellation (back side)
Includes one Gelatin Silver Print
Size (closed): 10 inches x 16 inches
Size (opened): 160 inches x 10inches
Printed in New York City, July, 2019

* Books will ship in September


Theresa Ganz was born in New York City.  She earned her BA from Vassar College in Film and her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in Photography. She works in photo-based collage, installation and video. Her work has shown nationally and internationally at, among others, The Datz Museum of Art in Korea, the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, The Bell Gallery at Brown University, San Francisco CameraWork and The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin and at various commercial spaces in New York and San Francisco. Her work was included in the 2016 DeCordova Biennial. Her work has also been featured and reviewed in publications including ArtForum,  Mousse Magazine, Outpost Journal and Magazine Gitz. She was the 2015 winner of the ArtSlant Prize. Her work is the collections of Providence College and the RISD Museum. She will have site specific multimedia installation opening at Smack Mellon in New York in 2018 and another installation that will be travelling to various institutions in 2017 and 2018. She is a founding member and director at Regina Rex in Brooklyn. She currently resides in Providence, RI where she is faculty at Brown University.

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