Entropy : Diane Tuft
Saturday – Sunday | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Open to the public
Free to attend
Since 1998, mixed-media artist Diane Tuft has traveled the world recording the environmental factors shaping Earth’s landscape. Entropy (2022) is Tuft’s most recent photographic series capturing the sublime and awe-inspiring beauty of the Great Salt Lake as it is radically transformed under the unrelenting pressures of climate change.
Entropy illustrates the ecological changes that Tuft witnessed in August of 2022 at the Great Salt Lake. Many areas of the lake are rapidly drying, caused by evaporation and lack of water replenishment. Underground petroleum is emerging to mix with the lake’s waters, and microbialites are calcifying and ceasing to provide nourishment for the lake’s ecosystem.
It is apparent that climate change and global warming are wreaking havoc on the Great Salt Lake which translates visually to a wonderland of beauty borne of tragic consequence. The underlying question these photographs ask is: what will the lakebed’s potential destruction mean for the future of the Great Salt Lake, and ultimately, the Earth?
In support of the climate movement, Diane Tuft’s exhibition will complement the 2nd Annual Keeling Curve Prize Laureate celebration: a memorable evening with famed environmentalist, Bill McKibben, GRAMMY nominated singer Rocky Dawuni, and world-renowned electronic music producer, DJ Spooky. Mingle with like-minded people, dance to live music, and enjoy cocktails and games.
About the Artist
Diane Tuft is a mixed media artist who has focused primarily on photography since 1998.
Tuft has always been fascinated by how environmental factors shape the Earth’s landscape, and capturing this through her camera has been a guiding principle in her work. By travelling to the most remote places throughout the world including both the North and South Poles, she has been able to document the visual effects of climate change and global warming on our planet.
Tuft is the author of three monographs, titled UNSEEN: Beyond the Visible Spectrum; Gondwana: Images of an Ancient Land and The Arctic Melt: Images of a Disappearing Landscape. She has had solo exhibitions at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Multimedia Art Museum Moscow (MAMM) in Russia, ROSPHOTO Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, New York, Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, as well as Marlborough Gallery, Ameringer-Yohe Gallery, and Pace Gallery in New York City. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the International Center of Photography in New York City, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, as well as numerous private collections.
Tuft lives and works in New York City.