• Eldon Garnet

    Cold City Gallery

    Eldon Garnet’s photographic tableaux explore the relationship between nature and still-life painting. Aptly titled Vanitas, 1992, each of the three triptychs in this exhibition focuses on the artificiality of the still-life genre. Ironically responding to our obsession with the environment, Garnet suggests that a fine line can be drawn between the estheticization of nature in traditional still-life imagery and in “green” politics: between the way in which each fulfills our desire for the “nautral.”

    Foregrounding and isolating single animals in each of his photographs, Garnet dramatically lights

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