by Diane Fox
Center for Faith and Life
April 10 - May 27, 2018
Diane Fox has photographed dioramas in Natural History museums throughout the world. Her images incorporate reflections and items within the diorama meant to be unseen to explore 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," says Fox. Fox is a senior lecturer at 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. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions 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.
Additional information about Diane Fox can be found at her personal website.