Exhibition Detail

Jessica Gray: Inconspicuous Consumption

Inconspicuous Consumption

Jessica Gray

Inconspicuous Consumption is an investigation of marijuana use among young Detroiters through recycled and donated cigarillo wrappers. This study takes form as an elaborately designed dress to insinuate the cost of this consumption. Over the collection span of two years, each sewn together cigarillo wrapper represents more than $28,000 of marijuana consumption. The dress serves as a public disclosure of a mainly private and extremely costly activity.

On display at Stamps Gallery

This work is featured as part of Close Encounters: the 2017 Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Argus II Building, and the new Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performance, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.