Josephine Sacabo: Nocturnes
December 1 – December 31, 2012
Artists Roundtable + Book Signings: Saturday, Dec 1, 8-10pm
A Gallery for Fine Photography
241 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Thur-Mon 10:30am – 5:30pm
Josephine Sacabo exhibits new photogravures from her recently released book, Nocturnes, which was created in collaboration with her husband, the poet Dalt Wonk.
“Once again Josephine Sacabo evokes the notion of transcendence that touches the erotic, sensual and mystical depths of consciousness. Her collaboration with poet and husband, Dalt Wonk, creates an alluring push-and-pull feel that moves one between longing and desire.” – Jill Conner, NYC, 2012
“Invisible connection is stronger than visible. To arrive at the basic structure of things we must go into their darkness.” – Heraclitus
“Only what we extract from the obscurity within truly belongs to us.” – Proust
We dream in images. Images are at the most basic level of our true psychic reality. Our dreams are the metaphorical pictures of our individual realities. I believe that through them we can forge a deeper connection between ourselves and the world. By uniting dream and reality we can produce an art that will resonate and in the process learn something about ourselves and others. I photograph things not as I ‘see’ them but rather as I might have ‘dreamt’ them.
The way I’ve put it together in my head is that you have the moon moving across the sky, looking in our windows and seeing our dreams. The “Nocturnes” are what she sees.
Joséphine Sacabo is an internationally acclaimed photographer who divides her time between New Orleans and Mexico. Both locales influence the dreamlike, surreal, and romantic quality of her photographs.
Sacabo has had six books of her own work published including “Une Femme Habitee” in Paris in 1991 by Editions Marval; award winning “Pedro Paramo” in 2002 by the University of Texas Press; “Cante Jondo” in 2002 by 21st Publishing; and “Duino Elegie” in 2005 also by 21st Publishing. Sacabo has had solo shows in Paris, London, Madrid, Toulouse, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other major U.S. cities. Her work has also been widely published in magazines in the United States and Europe, including Camera Arts, B&W Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, ZOOM and others. Sacabo’s work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art – N.Y.; The Museum of Modern Art – N.Y.; The Art Institute of Chicago; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; The Smithsonian – Washington D.C.; The Library of Congress; The New Orleans Museum of Art; The Wittliff Collection – Austin; The Bibliotheque Nationale – Paris; and La Maison de la Photo – Paris; among others. She has taught highly acclaimed workshops at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles – France and at the Santa Fe Workshops.
Sacabo’s recent series, “Óyeme Con Los Ojos” (Hear Me With Your Eyes) was featured as a Fotoseptiembre USA 2010 Signature Exhibit, in San Antonio TX. In 2011 she was honored with a retrospective exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
A Gallery for Fine Photography will also be exhibiting recent works by Keith Carter during PhotoNOLA. The Artists Roundtable + Book Signings on December 1st will celebrate Josephine Sacabo, Keith Carter, Shelby Lee Adams, and Louviere + Vanessa who will all be in attendance.