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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Secret Art Fair

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" enthusiastic project in Berlin, consisting of young art lovers, who
try to bring aspects of Web2.0 to the art world: collaboration and

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otvorenje izlozbe: */The Art Happens Here/* (in Croatian, trans. Ana Husman)

Pozivamo Vas na otvorenje izlozbe */The Art Happens Here/*

Art radionica Lazareti, Galerija Otok
15.06.2007 21:30
Dubrovnik, Hrvatska

Prijenos uzivo na Annenberg Island u SL, 12:30 PDT
Second Life

/The Art Happens Here/ izlozba i prezentacija suvremenih umjetnickih
radova rezultat je umjetnickog rezidencijalnog program iCommons Summita

U programu je sudjelovalo sest medjunarodnih umjetnika i kriticara kako
bi proziveli radove u fizickom i virtualnom prostoru koji ukljucuju fair
use, remiksiranje, kopirajt, piratstvo, i/ili suradnju na nekoj razini -
direktnu ili indirektnu.

Radovi na izlozbi ukljucuju knjige, zidne slike, skulpture, performans,
video i instalacije koje su sve konceptualno povezane i angazirane sa
Commonsom na neki nacin.

Sudjeluju:Joy Garnett (USA), Ana Husman (Croatia), Kathryn
Smith (South Africa), Nathaniel Stern (USA / South Africa), MTAA,
(Mike Sarff & Tim Whidden, USA), Jaka Zeleznikar (Slovenia) i
Paddy Johnson (sa artfagcity, USA).Specijalni gost na izlozbi u Second
Lifeu Patrick Lichty, aka Man Michinaga (USA).

Diskusija o potencijalinim koristenjima i nacinima na koji Creative
Commons utjece na umjetnicku praksu bit ce dio glavnog programa na
iCommons Sumitu u subotu 16. 06. 2007. u 15:00.

*iCommons Summit* 2007
Dubrovnik (Revelin i Lazareti), 15.-17.06.2007.
organizirator: iCommons, suorganizator: Multimedijalni institut
vise informacija:


'Strange Weather' exhibition: Opening reception May 27, 2007

Dear friends,
if you happen to be in Washington DC next Sunday...

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Strange Weather: New Paintings by Joy Garnett

"Strange Weather," an exhibition of paintings by Joy Garnett
depicting environmental catastrophes, will be on public view from May
8 through July 30 at the National Academy of Sciences' headquarters,
located at 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Artist's reception: Sunday, May 27, 1-3pm

Joy Garnett gathers photographs of man-made and natural disasters
from the Internet and renders the images as richly textured oil
paintings. In the process, she locates tensions between the visceral
power of paint and the fleeting nature of images in the mass media,
addressing the evolving role of art in an information-saturated

Curated for the National Academy of Sciences, the exhibition focuses
on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In 'Strange Weather,' Garnett
takes widely distributed news images of a devastated New Orleans and
recasts them as paintings in which geological, political, and
sociological weather are inextricably intertwined.

Lucy Lippard writes: "'Strange Weather' is an astute understatement
for what the world is undergoing. Equally strange is the apathy with
which news of cataclysmic change is being received. Garnett's work
reflects that change in a deceptively conventional manner...
Landscape painting contains its own paradoxes in these days of
photographic ascendancy, when photographs have finally been
recognized as no more 'truthful' than any other medium. Curiously, the
distance afforded by a painting permits a more intimate experience
of the effects of Katrina than the fragmented, momentary blitz of
media photography. By reinventing her photographic sources, Garnett
gives us time to be there, in place, on solid ground, however
terrifying that may be."

Based in New York City, Joy Garnett studied painting at the Ecole
Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and received her MFA
from the City College of New York. Her paintings were recently
exhibited in "Image War," organized by the Whitney Museum of American
Art , New York City, and "Run For Your Lives!" at DiverseWorks,
Houston. In 2004, she received a grant from the Anonymous Was a Woman
Foundation. Garnett will attend the 2007 iCommons Summit in
Dubrovnik, Croatia as Artist in Residence. She serves as Arts Editor
for the journal Cultural Politics.

For more than 20 years, the Office of Exhibitions and Cultural
Programs of the National Academy of Sciences has sponsored
exhibitions, concerts, and other events that explore relationships
among the arts and sciences.

Joy Garnett
Flood 5, 2006
oil on canvas
54 x 60 inches

Courtesy of the artist