Born 1946, Toronto, Canada
Constructing a disquieting ambiguity by using whatever means of expression Eldon Garnet deems suitable is probably the only connecting thread in his works. In stead of defining himself as an artist with a central medium, he tries to create an allegory of words, images, sound and time. His projects often take on the qualities of a contemporary gesamtkunstwerk that surpasses both the obvious narrative and the postmodern ironic. He uses tools like humour, erotic triggers and commonplace semiotic patterns, but never lets them reach their perceived conclusion. The effect is best described as a recognition of the joke but never getting to the punchline, or feeling disgusted or aroused but never quite understanding why.