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January 18, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Category: Art Show
Location: Elaine L. Jacob Gallery | Map
4841 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community

The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts and the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art & Art History invite our CFPCA Alumni to:

Mike Kelly / David Ireland Art Exhibition Opening Reception

  • Friday 1/18/2019
  • 5:00PM-8:00PM - Come anytime between these hours.
  • Elaine L. Jacob Gallery – Located at 480 W. Hancock St., Detroit.
  • Light refreshments will be served.
  • This event is free and open to the public.
  • Alumni please register so we can put together a small gift bag for you. (RSVP button is at the top right of the page).

The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, is pleased to present Mike Kelley / David Ireland: Acts and Sites, January 18 through March 22, 2019.  The opening reception will be held on Friday, January 18, 5-8PM. 

 Acts and Sites has been curated by Mary Anderson and Richard Haley, and features works by Mike Kelley and David Ireland.  Additional works by Robert Aronson, Bruce Nauman, Mollie Oblinger, and Annabeth Rosen are also included in the exhibition. 

The exhibition focuses on the Blackout series by Kelley and the Skellig works by Ireland. Both works take the form of a travelogue, documenting remote abandoned sites through photography. Each artist deviates from traditional forms of documentary images by weaving in forms of autobiography, malfunction, and fiction.

This exhibition is made possible with the cooperation and support of the Mike Kelley Foundation, 500 Capp Street Foundation, Detroit Institute of Arts, University of Michigan Museum of Art, and the Anglim Gilbert Gallery.

For more information about this event, please contact Patrick Field at 313-577-1087 or