Joy Garnett

“It’s familiar like a glove. I know it, and it fits my hand. I can bend it to my mood.”

“It’s like the media narrative is begging to be toyed with, and painting is my way of dealing with glossy images of disturbing or unbelievable things.”

“I describe it as a tool that I wield against the global flow of images in our culture.”

“This is a brush I can wield in a graphic fashion almost like a pen, even when it’s loaded with wet paint.”




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“Painting is so much a part of everything else that is being hand made and everything that is handmade is an underdog to our dominant culture ecology.”