Erie, PA, June 30, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The Erie Art Museum Annex Gallery exhibition features work by photographer Diane Fox; the exhibit entitled UnNatural History is an exhibit about exhibits comprised of photographs of dioramas in natural history around the United States and Europe. The Erie Art Museum will host an opening reception and gallery talk with Diane Fox in conjunction with Gallery Night, an evening of free gallery events on Friday, June 29 from 7—10 p.m. Fox’s gallery talk will be presented at 7 p.m. that evening in the Museum’s Annex Gallery, 423 State Street.
Fox’s lecture will examine the various aspects of the diorama (its history, its politics, its expression as an art form) and how it’s meaning has been altered over time. “Contemporary artists have taken the form of the diorama a step further than the original context, constructing illusionary spaces and fictional situations. While the originators of the diorama strove to heighten its sense of reality, many contemporary artists have used the medium’s format to comment on its artificiality,” says Fox. The photographic journey that Fox takes us on will prove that the way that we perceive the dioramas are simply in the eye of the beholder.
Gallery Night is a free event for the general public to visit nine downtown art galleries including the Erie Art Museum. Act 48 credit will be available to any teachers participating.