Loyola University New Orleans

Current Exhibition


On View Sept. 25, 2017

Gary Metz: Quaking Aspen: A Lyric Complaint

Opening Reception: Sept. 25, 5-7 p.m., Diboll Gallery, 4th Floor, Monroe Library

In the 1970's, the late photographer and educator Gary Metz generated a significant body of work that was very much in the spirit of the times. Metz's Quaking Aspen: a Lyric Complaint challenged the first 100 years of landscape photography, which had placed a major emphasis on depicting nature as sublime, heroic, and unspoiled. Unlike previous photographers who glorified nature, Metz and his contemporaries wrenched photography out of the national parks and replaced the scenic with the vernacular of the everyday American landscape.

The Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from Noon to 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Gregory Waldrop, S.J., Ph.D. at waldrop@loyno.edu or 504-865-2187.

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