Gary Metz: Quaking Aspen: A Lyric Complaint
Opening Reception Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2017, 5–7 p.m.
This exhibition, which has traveled widely in the United States and Europe, features an overlooked body of work by noted photographer and educator Gary Metz of the American vernacular landscape. Made in the 1970s, the images remain as relevant today as they were 40 years ago, when Metz and others of his generation began to wrench photography out of the sublime precincts of the national parks and to highlight instead the transitory, hybrid, and even humorous aspects of the everyday landscape.
Panel Discussion: “Gary Metz: Engaging the Landscape and a Tradition”
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Miller Hall, Room 114
This panel will be preceded by a brief reception in the Diboll Art Gallery (Monroe Library, fourth floor) at 5:30 p.m. to allow those interested to view the current exhibition, Gary Metz: Quaking Aspen: A Lyric Complaint, prior to the beginning of the discussion.
This panel will focus on the life and career of influential photographer and educator Gary Metz, in particular his trailblazing images from the 1970s of the American vernacular landscape, which challenged a 100-year artistic tradition.
• Exhibition curators Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock and Joseph Lawton III (Fordham University)
• Russell Lord (Freeman Family Curator of Photographs, New Orleans Museum of Art)
• Benjamin Benus (Assistant Professor of Art History, Loyola University New Orleans)
• AnnieLaurie Erickson (Assistant Professor of Photography, Tulane University)
Loyola Art Department Senior Show
Opening Reception Monday, April 30, 2018, 5–7 p.m.
Graduating BFA students from the Department of Art present individual bodies of work in this culminating event of the 2017–2018 academic year.
About the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery
Located on the beautiful campus of Loyola University New Orleans, the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery and Visual Art Center is distinguished by a wide range and depth of art exhibitions. Our revolving exhibitions, which are free for all visitors, include student, local, national, and international shows. We are dedicated to reinforcing Loyola's mission by serving as an educational exhibit space and offering free lectures and workshops to the public. The Diboll Art Gallery was the first university gallery to re-open after Hurricane Katrina and provided a significant impact on the arts community during this critical time when few spaces were available.
The Diboll Art Gallery is a project of the Department of Art in the College of Music and Fine Arts and Loyola University New Orleans.
Location: Fourth floor of the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library on Loyola's main campus
Gallery hours: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sundays 12–6 p.m.