JOY GARNETT Ends of the Earth
March 25 – April 24, 2016
56 Bogart Street, Ground Floor
Opening reception: Friday, March 25, 6-9pm
DIRECTIONS: take the L train to Morgan Avenue.
Exit: Bogart St. & Harrison St.
Slag Gallery presents ENDS OF THE EARTH, selections from the most recent body of work by Joy Garnett. This is Garnett’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. An exhibition catalogue with an essay by Deborah Frizzell has been published in conjunction with the show.
In ENDS OF THE EARTH, Garnett’s paintings dwell on overlooked edges of unknown landscapes in moments that resemble twilight, the interval between night and day that is paradoxically both and neither. Her source material, found images drawn from surveillance footage and night vision photographs, reveal our contemporary condition of watching and being watched. The painted landscapes invite a contemplative gaze as they conjure an atmosphere of a world half-asleep but waking and on the cusp of something new.
Joy Garnett studied painting at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and received her MFA from The City College of New York. Her work has been shown at the Milwaukee Art Museum, MoMA-PS1, Whitney Museum of American Art, Boston University Art Gallery, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Museum of Contemporary Craft Portland, the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and Witte Zaal in Ghent, Belgium. Her work is in the permanent collections of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, Altria and The West Collection, Oaks, PA. She has received grants from Anonymous Was a Woman and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and commissions from The Wellcome Trust and The Chipstone Foundation. Garnett lives in Brooklyn and works in Queens, New York.
THURSDAY– SUNDAY, 1 pm-6 pm
We forget that there is a thrill that attends the slower pleasures, pleasures that become increasingly powerful the more time we spend pursuing them. ~ Mark Strand
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