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(A Way of Seeing)
Diane Tuft

August 24 - October 16, 2005
Museum Open House: September 7, 5:30-7:00pm

Diane Tuft
#11 Icelandic Glaciers

“I have always been elated when surrounded by snow and wanted to explore the source of this elation. These photographs deepen my understanding of the multi-faceted essence of frozen water. Each image became part of my soul. It is my intent that these images will stimulate a deeper awareness of what is beyond our limited vision.
–Diane Tuft


This exhibition features photographic prints representing four separate series by Diane Tuft. Distillations is a series comprised of photographs of snow and ice formations in Colorado; Tunisian Fantasy is a reflection upon the mutable and shifting forms and textures of sand dunes; Iceland brings images of glacial ice forms; and, her most recent work, prints produced in the Gum Bichromate process.

Tuft prints her images using a platinum solution painted onto the surface of Arches palatine paper. This process creates a richer tonal range than the more common silver gelatin print.


Diane Tuft is a mixed media artist who has focused primarily on photography for the past 12 years. She earned a degree in mathematics at the University of Connecticut before continuing her studies in art at Pratt Institute, New York. She has always been fascinated by the mystery of what exists beyond the visible; and capturing this through her camera has been a guiding principle of her work.

In 2006 Tuft‘s installation, “Internal Reflection”, was exhibited at the Katonah Museum of Art in New York and at Art L.A. in Santa Monica, California. The exhibit was a combination of photography, sculpture, light and sound that explored the resonance between reflection of image and refraction of light. In 2008, Tuft was commissioned to photograph turn-of-the-century bank vaults throughout New York City. Through her use of infrared film, Tuft produced images for “Safely Hidden” that were at once delicate and bold.

Tuft has had solo exhibitions at Ameringer-Yohe Gallery and Pace Gallery, New York City, and The Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. Her work has been included in many museums throughout the country. Tuft’s work can be found in the permanent collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art and The International Center of Photography in New York City, as well as numerous private collections.

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