reviews

  • Jack and Leigh Ruby, Car Wash Incident, 2013–15, two-channel video projection, color, sound, 35 minutes. Photo: Monia Lippi.

    Jack and Leigh Ruby

    Michael Jon & Alan

    Jack and Leigh Ruby’s Car Wash Incident, 2013–15, directed by the Rubys and produced by Eve Sussman and Simon Lee, is a looped two-channel video that blurs the line between reality and fiction. Installed on hanging screens in the middle of Michael Jon Gallery’s recently opened Detroit space, it was based around a staged aerial photo from 1975—depicting three people, a station wagon, and a car-wash sign at a dilapidated urban intersection—which the directors had originally fabricated as supporting evidence for an insurance scam (the two worked as a brother-sister con-artist team from

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