Caughley Beach, Cape Bird
Photograph by Diane Tuft

Zeolitised Dolerite Ventifact, Bull Pass
Photograph by Diane Tuft

Snow Folds, Scott Base Pressure Ridges
Photograph by Diane Tuft

Divergent Gases, Lake Vanda
Photograph by Diane Tuft

Antarctic marine invertebrates
Eric Lazo-Wasem, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Antarctica: Photographs by Diane Tuft

October 28, 2014 - February 1, 2015

Selections from Gondwana, Images of an Ancient Land


Lead Corporate Sponsor: Gabelli Funds
Also generously supported by The Charles M. And Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund

This exhibition features a selection of large-format photographs by Diane Tuft, a New York-based mixed-media artist and photographer.

In 2012, Tuft traveled to Antarctica after receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. Her images chronicle the extraordinary results of that expedition with stunning photographs that capture Antarctica’s raw, untouched splendor with colors, textures, and compositions that verge on the surreal. 

Wind Formation, Victoria Lower Glacier. Photograph by Diane Tuft

The exhibition will also include a few specimens, on loan from Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History, representing some of the amazing life forms recently found in the Antarctic waters.

The selected images are highlights of Tuft's 2014 book Gondwana: Images of an Ancient Land, named for the megacontinent that once contained what is now Antarctica, and present her vision of the continent as a living abstract reflection of hundreds of millions of years of Earth’s history.

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Diane Tuft

Diane Tuft is a New York-based mixed-media artist who has focused primarily on photography since 1998. She earned a degree in mathematics at the University of Connecticut before continuing her studies in art at Pratt Institute in New York. She has always been fascinated by the mystery of what exists beyond the visible; capturing this through her camera—often traveling to the world s most remote places to do so—has been a guiding principle of her work. Tuft has had solo exhibitions at Marlborough Gallery, Ameringer-Yohe Gallery, and Pace Gallery in New York City, as well as The Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. 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 and museums throughout the country.