March 14—November 1, 2008
In November 2004, Christ Dunker began to photograph the Geneva Steel Works in Vineyard, Utah at the onset of its demolition. Within three years the largest steel production facility located west of the Mississippi, ceased to exist. Dunker documented the vacated spaces, silenced machinery, and advancing destruction of this once productive facility. His expressive photographs compose an evocative visual elegy of an industry that profoundly shaped the life of Utah County throughout the twentieth century.