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What Remains: Photographs by Sally Mann

We don't often associate Halloween or the Day of the Dead with contemporary art, but internationally acclaimed photographer Sally Mann's What Remains expo seems a perfect fit. Her subjects range from human skeletal relics and the death of her beloved pet greyhound, Eva, to a series dealing with the suicide of an escaped convict on the grounds of her family home. Her use of the archaic wet-collodion printing process to create eerily ghostly images is especially effective in portraits of her children, all quite alive but purposely spectral in this rendering. "Death is powerful," says Mann. "It's perhaps best approached as a springboard to appreciate life more fully. That's why this show ends with pictures of living people, pictures of my children. This whole body of work is a process of thanksgiving." — D. Eric Bookhardt

Through December

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539.9600;


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