Gary Metz spent the month of August as Artist-in- Residence at Light Work. Working with negatives made from the period of Summer 1970 thru winter 1983 in Aspen, Colorado Metz virtually completed a first editing stage of a body of work that has been an ongoing study of physical and social transformations specific to Aspen but also representative of processes occurring throughout North America. 'The month at Light Work has enabled me, at last, to gain a sense of resolution of the material I've made over 13 years and to see where to take the work next.'
Metz is currently Head of the Photography Department, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence., RI. He has received NEA Fellowships in Photography, 1972 and 1980 and is represented in various collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, the National Gallery of Canada and the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY.
Jeffrey Hoone (c)1985