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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Burnt Offerings for Carl Jung

Caitlin Atkinson's photographs at Foley Gallery recreate day-to-day anxious little moments in our lives. These images seem like snapshots from dreams that Carl Jung would love to sink his teeth into. The large color photographs depict minor catastrophes, such as burning a casserole, disrobing on a nude beach, and losing a pet in a field of fog. Like Cindy Sherman, Atkinson casts herself as the star of the photos and stages the scenes. Unlike Sherman, Atkinson is a solid technically astute photographer. This fun and playful show is worth checking out. (Images via Foley Gallery)