Co-published by The Erie Wire.

A short profile on Anca Gavris with words read from her artist statement, drafted for her June 2011 photography exhibit in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Anca came to the United States after Communist oppression took over her hometown in Transylvania, Romania. At age 14, she was forced to move with her family and found a home in Napoleon, Ohio. In 1997, she graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in music. Now, as a lead violinist, she plays with the Sao Paulo State Orchestra, performing worldwide.

From an unfinished website,, Anca’s visual arts reveal the raw vivacity of german expressionists and her “rootless” subjection of form. In her nomadic illumination, a vision and song of the Gypsy culture speaks to a perpetual fragmented reality of the present; which can either captivate or decapitate the means of communication. Personally, I see her art from a tightrope with three worlds to choose from: a sense of balance, the chaotic nature of thought, and a structural thesis to net a felled projection. Each interpretation excited by only a glance at her work.

*Shot on the coldest day of the year (-15°F) in the Ohio Valley with help from Dinu Gavris.

Listen to artist statement:

Music: Broken Social Scene "Da Da Dada"

GH13 | Minolta MD | Stock Lens | Tascam | FCP | CC3way

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