For Unnatural History, Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber painstakingly construct tiny dioramas of rooms in imaginary natural history museums, and then photograph them in black and white. The final archival pigment prints are hilarious scenarios picturing madcap, behind-the-scenes possibilities, which highlight the curious oddity of our historic need to amass, conserve, and display elements of the natural world. Nix and Gerber’s photographs reference and bring to mind other contemporary artists inspired by the natural history museum and the often bizarre and awkward artifice inherent in the scientific presentation of the animal kingdom.

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