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Photography Exhibit Opens in W&L’s Staniar Gallery

Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery will present “Small Problems in Living,” photographs by Sarah Hobbs, from January 6-31. The artist will give a public lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall. The talk will be followed by a reception.

Hobbs constructs carefully staged photographs that depict an ongoing exploration of the neurotic tendencies inherent in human behavior such as procrastination and avoidance.

Simultaneously witty and eerie, the fictional domestic environments, empty of any human figures, illustrate the idea that even the most comfortable spaces can house our uneasiness.

Hobbs’s photographs can be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. She lives and works in Atlanta.

Staniar Gallery is located on the second floor of Wilson Hall, in Washington and Lee University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 540-458-8861.