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Date: March 31, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Elaine L. Jacob Gallery (Old Main) | Map
Category: Special Event

Exhibition:  DOUBLE LIFE
Dates:  March 31 through May 20, 2022
Opening Reception:  Thursday, March 31, 6-9PM

The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University (WSU), is pleased to present DOUBLE LIFE, March 31 through May 20, 2022, with the reception to be schedule on Thursday, March 31, 6-9PM.   

In this exhibition, artists engage in experiments in saliency detection at the intersection of the human soma and the lens-based technologies that saturate our environment. Central to these aesthetic experiments are acts of excavation, in which the artists use the camera to draw our focus into intimate contemplation of material detail. Through processes that might be described in terms of defamiliarization or estrangement, the artists use the double lives of objects, spaces and bodies to reveal the seen-unseen, establishing a tension between that which we draw forward and that which we suppress. 

This exhibition was curated by Mary Ann Anderson and Richard Haley and features works by the following artists: Allana Clarke, Maria Gaspar, Ryan Lauterio, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Eleanor Oakes, Aki Sasamoto, Bailey Scieszka, Kenneth Tam, and Cody Vanderkaay.  

Special programming coinciding with the exhibition will include a gallery talk by Virginia Lee Montgomery and a performance by Bailey Scieszka, Thursday, March 31, 6PM.  The talk and performance will be held at the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery WSU. 

Additional programming includes a Zoom Lecture by Maria Gaspar on Thursday, April 7, 1PM; a Zoom Lecture by Kenneth Tam on Monday, April 11, 3PM; and a Gallery Talk by Allana Clarke and Eleanor Oakes, Thursday April 22, 4PM.  More information about the lectures can be found at


Covid Restrictions:


The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, WSU, is committed to the health and safety of our campus and surrounding communities.  Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases, WSU has temporarily limited the number of visitors to campus.  Exhibition receptions are restricted to half capacity, limiting the number of attendees.  Please register for complimentary tickets if you would like to attend the in-person reception on March 31.   

To continue with programming and special events, in light of Covid-19, the university requires all guests to complete the Campus Daily Screener prior to visiting campus and adhere to all campus safety guidelines.  Guests will need to show the completed Campus Daily Screener before entering the building. Masks are also required indoors for everyone, regardless of vaccination. These requirements will be regularly updated to be consistent with current WSU policies through science and recommendations.


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