'UnNatural History'

An exhibit by Diane Fox to be displayed at Luther College April 10- May 27

"UnNatural History," a series of large-scale photographs depicting the ways humans objectify nature, will be on display in the Center for Faith and Life Gallery April 10-May 27. The artist, Diane Fox, photographs dioramas in Natural History Museums. Using reflection and including items within the diorama meant to be unseen, Fox explores the disconnect within the human/animal relationship.

"It is this dichotomy between the real and the unreal, the version of life portrayed and the actuality of death, the inherent beauty of the animals within their fabricated environment and the understanding of its invention, which finds me both attracted and repelled," said Fox.

The exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Fox is a senior lecturer in the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she teaches photography and graphic design courses. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Middle Tennessee State University.

Fox's solo exhibitions have been shown nationally and internationally in locations such as the Santa Reparata Gallery in Florence, Italy. Selected pieces have been exhibited in numerous juried shows such as the Los Angeles Center for Digital Photography and the Prix de la Photographie in Paris, France. In October, her work will be part of "Diorama: Inventing Illusion" at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Germany.

Her graphic design work has been selected for inclusion in two graphic design magazines, H.O.W. journal and Print magazine.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,050, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.

"Suspended" by Diane Fox, taken at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in 2017.