From Anna Koster’s article for The Mercury News:
The Palo Alto Art Center enters the fascinating realm of dioramas with the exhibition “Through That Which Is Seen.” The center has assembled artworks in diverse media by 15 contemporary artists from eight countries. Their alternate worlds range from idyllic to dystopian.
The Brooklyn artist-duo Kathleen Gerber and Lori Nix, 16-year partners in art and life, create models and miniatures for movies, videos and advertising — and for Nix’s fine-art photography. Their models often take six months to complete and are usually destroyed after being photographed. We are lucky to be able to see one of their hyper-realistic models. Peer into the open end of what looks like a packing crate to view their post-apocalyptic “Beauty Shop.”