Images burst and reach, and forms join together in unlikely and enmeshed layers. Gantner’s distinctive hybrid imagery, created from mysterious unions of the natural and man-made worlds, springs forth in unpredictable and engaging ways… Gantner continues to imagine landscapes freed from gravity, creating intricate floating worlds with layers of hand- and computer-cut vinyl applied to paper, acrylic panel and wall surfaces. Typically a material with commercial applications, vinyl furthers her interest in our experience of a natural world that is infused with artifice…Gantner simultaneously evokes the independence and isolation of these suspended spaces and is interested in the tension between these two states of being: her floating islands are seemingly self-sustaining, yet contain elements that extend and emanate from her compositions as if seeking to connect with something external…” -Katrina Traywick