joy garnett
Since the beginning
Works in United States of America

Joy Garnett is a painter based in New York. She appropriates news images from the Internet and re-invents them as paintings. Her subject is the apocalyptic-sublime landscape, as well as the digital image itself as cultural artifact in an increasingly technologized world. Her image research has resulted in online documentation projects, most notably The Bomb Project.

Notable past exhibitions include her recent solo shows at Winkleman Gallery, New York and at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC; group exhibitions organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, P.S.1/MoMA Contemporary Art Center, Artists Space, White Columns (New York), Kettle's Yard, Cambridge (UK), and De Witte Zaal, Ghent (Belgium). She shows with aeroplastics contemporary, Brussels, Belgium.

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From: <>
Date: Aug 28, 2006 11:51 AM
To: "" <>

10:30 AM CDT


In a bold reversal of policy, the Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) announced today that they will reopen public
housing in New Orleans and embark on a bold new plan to help former
residents get back home.

At The Gulf Coast Reconstruction & Hurricane Preparedness Summit,
organized by Equity International
(, HUD Secretary Alphonso
Jackson admitted that the agency has been headed down the wrong path
for the last year.

"Our charter, here at HUD, is to ensure access to affordable housing
for those who need it the most. This past year in New Orleans, I am
ashamed to say that we have clearly failed to do this," said Jackson.

For many years, the official policy of HUD has been to replace
existing HUD projects with mixed-income developments, and to disperse
the remaining residents throughout the city. This policy has
continued after Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of New Orleans last
year, even though thousands of residents would like to return.

"We were wrong to prevent people from returning home at this critical
time, especially when the new master plan was going to keep them out
for good," Jackson said. "Today, it is my great pleasure to announce
to you that HUD is reversing our policy. From now on, and beginning
at all Orleans parish housing communities, our policy will no longer
be to destroy much-needed housing, but to do all in our power to make
it work."

The new plans include a significant increase in funding, amounting to
3.8 billion dollars in renovation and opportunity-creation contracts
in the affected communities. This is welcome news not only for the
public housing residents, but also for the contractors who can help
them get home. Equity International's Reconstruction Summit was
chosen for the announcement because it brings together key business
executives and government leaders at the local, state, and national
levels to facilitate new reconstruction and preparedness solutions.

"With the know-how in this room today, and this new funding package
from the federal government, we can fix New Orleans, not just for the
benefit of a few but for everyone," said Jackson in closing.

For the entire text of the speech, please visit

Media Contacts:

Rene Oswin
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410

William Loiry
Equity International

Erica Orange
Communications Manager
Equity International

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Fwd: "Now Hiring" : eteam art project @ International Airport Montello

please distribute:

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From: Sofia Hernandez <>
Date: Aug 10, 2006 9:41 AM
Subject: Now Hiring

Art in General is making a trip to Las Vegas in mid-September, and is
"having" a layover at the International Airport Montello (IAM). We also just
found out that the IAM is looking to hire someone to help out during the

In reality, the International Airport Montello, and the layover, is a new
art project by the artist collective known as eteam, and commissioned by Art
in General. To enable someone to join us on this unconventional journey at
no cost, we are saving some funds and a seat in the plane for one more
person. We are covering their travel expenses in exchange for enthusiasm,
and perhaps a hand here and there. You can see it as a kind of prize. So,
the "Now Hiring" posting, linked here, is strategically done to engage
someone that is curious and interested in the project, hopefully, someone
from a different circuit than ours. I know this is short notice, but we are
finally getting a sense of how much funds we have available for this.

I need your support in passing the word around. We want people of diverse
communities to apply for the position, and for that someone to join us on
this trip.

Please pass the word by posting the "Now Hiring" in your Blog or forwarding
it to your readers.



Jillian McDonald reviewed in NYTimes

Fantastic review for Jillian here (+ stills and vid):

NYTimes: Art
Jillian Mcdonald, Performance Artist, Forsakes Billy Bob Thornton for
Published: July 30, 2006

IT was a sweltering Saturday afternoon on an L train hurtling across
Manhattan toward Brooklyn. The last car held the usual assortment of
characters: two women shrieking about a recent outing to a hardware store
while a man lounged before them, guffawing; a young woman hiding behind
sunglasses and iPod earbuds; a scruffy man slumped beside his messenger bag.
Nobody paid much attention as a slender, elegant young woman began to enact
a ritual familiar to subway riders: peering intently into a tiny mirror, she
carefully started to make up her face. [...]

cheerrs Jillian!



Recently posted at StrangeWeather .info

Recently posted at
StrangeWeather .info <>
(a resource hub about climate change for artists, writers and activists)

July 30, 2006
Disasters of War: Lebanon oil slick

July 27, 2006
Global Warming: Scientist Sets Record Straight

July 23, 2006
C5 Landscape Database API 2.0

Andrea Polli's weblog added

***Surfing Tornadoes



The Canary Project/Strange Weather: Earthbeat radio interviews

dear Rhizomers + Yasminers,

am sending along this link to a radio interview I did last week re: "Strange
Weather" -- I was interviewed by phone by a journalist called Mike Tidwell
who has written books about Hurricane Katrina (etc.); the interview was for
his program on Earthbeat radio, out of Washington DC.
It aired down there yesterday morning; you can download/ listen to mp3 all
their interviews on their homepage. Yesterday's show was about "denial of
global warming"; the first interview is with the artists who are doing The
Canary Project, and Strange Weather is part 2.

here's their homepage with links to mp3s: