Grant Cornett’s photos shift contexts gracefully between fictional illustration, editorial, and advertising, into the exhibition space of a gallery. I Stay Under Glass is a collection of photographs that span the years 2009 to 2012 and touch on the raw, lawless quality of his sensibility. Teenage cockiness overlap elegance and skepticism.
These pictures feel like they live on the crest of incident; vaguely fictive, reactionary and mysteriously purposeful all at once.
Grant Cornett was born in 1975 in Dallas Texas. He now resides in Pine Plains, NY and works out of NYC. He has no formal education beyond high school, which he left in the 11th grade. He has been photographing in New York for 15 years and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, Time Magazine, NY Mag, NY Times, Wired, Esquire, Vanity Fair & Vogue, among others. He keeps his own account of things at thelivest1.tumblr.com