Eldon Garnet is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Toronto. Surveys of his sculptures and photographic work have been held at the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and the Amsterdam Center of Photography. His novel, Reading Brooke Shields: The Garden of Failure was published by Semiotext(e), in 1995. Impulse Archaeology, a collection of articles from his years at Impulse, was released by the University of Toronto Press in 2005. His novel “Lost Between The Edges” was published by Semiotext(e), MIT. His recent novel, Categories of Disappearance is available from impulseb.com. He is also well known for his public art works including The Memorial for the Chinese Railroad Workers located in Toronto.From 1975–1990 he was the editor of Impulse, a Canadian magazine of art and culture. He is represented by the Christopher Cutts Gallery Toronto and Torch Gallery, Amsterdam.He is a professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University.

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  1. I am looking to go find your art around the City, particularly the reset piece Articacts of Memory. Is there some reason none of the descriptions of your installations actually include locations?

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  2. Sculpture has the correct equation, DISTANCE=VELOCITY X TIME.

    The text describing the installation has the equation wrong, TIME= DISTANCE X VELOCITY. Solving for TIME, the equation would be TIME=DISTANCE / VELOCITY.

    Or am I missing something?


  3. Hey Eldon, Re: Time and a clock sculpture. I have just returned from Dubai where I was working as a Musician. I just wanted you to know that a had a Tattoo of your amazing sculpture drawn on my arm. Your words “The River I Step In Is Not The River I Stand In” has resonated deeply with me for years being the East Ender that I am. I made the Tattoo because it re-affirms the fact that things can change in an instant, tomorrow will not have the same energy that today has. As an Artist and Human being, this helps me tremendously when I have had a bad day. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me to realize this over the last 20 years!


  4. Hi Julian Must say I have had my art used in many ways but you are the first I know who has added it to their body. Feel humbled that it is important to you. As an artist I am usually the last to know of their art’s impact. Thanks for letting me know. Do you mind if I post the image? Will remove head so not personal. Best Eldon

    Sent from my iPhone



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