Diana Thorneycroft

Diana Thorneycroft is a Winnipeg based artist who has been working in photography for the past twenty years. Her formal approach is to light the human figure or ironically arranged toys and paintings with a flashlight, painting the scene and drawing it out of the darkness. Her images are often cruel, violent, and bitingly sarcastic. The black humour inherent in her images is rooted strongly in the Canadian identity. However, the juxtaposition of frivolity and the macabre in her tableaux photographic constructs is highly engaging, beautiful, and thought provoking. She has an upcoming solo exhibition in Regina at the AGR in 2012.

http://www.cielvariable.ca/archives/en/issues/cv30-cv39/cv38/629-portfolio-diana-thorneycroft.html
http://www.inyourdreams.helensanderson.com.au/artists/canadian_artists/thorneycroft_dian/thorneycroft_diana.htm
http://dianathorneycroft.com/collection-history.php
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKGd5gsimwc

In class, we created some responses to Thorneycroft's work.