Are you what you eat? Do you occasionally judge books by their covers?
Photographer Sarah Hobbs wants answers. And her latest show, Does This Sound Like You?, which opens Friday, should lead to some good ones.
Inspired by the glut of self-help books and websites (and their endless efforts to keep us all on the brink of Freudian or any cult-like conversion), the Atlanta-born artist puts her viewers — and herself — on the proverbial chaise lounge.
Hobbs focuses on our inherent tendency to categorize people around us as discrete personality types and functions — snapping surreal arrangements of the everyday objects she feels best symbolize them.
Though each work is officially untitled, every one is accompanied by a parenthesized reference to the condition (or affliction) that inspired it.
“Nosiness” and “Short Attention Span” are among our favorites.
But that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.
Solomon Projects Gallery, 1037 Monroe Drive, Midtown (404-875-7100 or solomonprojects.com). Opening reception, Friday, 6-8 p.m.