My paintings are associated with the 'apocalyptic sublime', a metaphysical condition of astonishment and awe. Culling my source images from the Internet while referencing painterly tropes that include Abstraction, Op Art and the Luminist landscapes of the 19th century, my work continues to develop its own pictorial engagement with the vertiginous information explosion that defines our 21st century Technological Sublime Age.
~ Joy Garnett, Brooklyn, NY 2012
Joy Garnett is... a conspicuous presence in the current on-line debate over art's role in an increasingly technological culture.
~ Christopher Phillips, Art in America
These straightforward paintings are not visual collages so much as conceptual collages; the comments on art and technology are invisible, while the planetary/atmospheric ramifications take front stage.
~ Lucy R. Lippard, Strange Weather
Joy Garnett's paintings of fiery, storm-swollen skies are about turbulence in a larger sense.
~ Holland Cotter, The New York Times