Photographs by Josephine Sacabo
Text by Clarice Lispector
Design by Jacqueline Miro
Original photogravures printed by Meg Turner
Letterpress executed by John Fitzgerald
Hand-bound by Small Editions Press
Published by Luna Press
This luxury edition of 5 signed and numbered books is presented in a silk box designed and built by Small Editions. It measures 12 ½ x 16 inches. The book is entirely handcrafted from the binding to the photogravure and silk screen images printed on handmade Japanese Mura Udaban paper. The texts are letterpress on Japanese Sekishu tissue. There are thirty-three photogravures measuring 7 ½ x 9 ½ inches and nineteen double title page photogravures measuring 24 x 16 inches with an original silk screened emblem.
“JUANA AND THE STRUCTURES OF REVERIE”
“Thus My Body Builds Around It Room After Room” – Proust
This is the story of a woman who invents her freedom by creating an imaginary architecture made of light, scraps of memory, hopes and dreams – a permeable architecture where nothing is confined.
It is dedicated to Juana La Loca, the supposed ‘mad’ queen of Spain in the 16th century who for political motives was imprisoned for 46 years by her father husband and son in an architecture of darkness and stone in which she died broken and alone.
On view November 12, 2015 – January 30, 2016
Opening reception November 12, 6-8 pm
A Gallery for Fine Photography
241 CHARTRES ST
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130
NOCTURNES: IMAGES OF THE PSYCHE
September 26-27, 2015
The Center for Photography at Woodstock presents a workshop with Josephine Sacabo focusing on sharing personal dreams or fantasy images to inspire photographs. Josephine will show her recent work dealing with these themes, and individual portfolio reviews will take place. Attendees will also have the opportunity to make their own images during the workshop with Josephine’s guidance.Center for Photography at Woodstock September 26-27, 2015 59 Tinker Street Woodstock NY 12498 For more information visit : www.cpw.org 845-679-9957
Salutations on exhibit at NOMA January 23 – April 5th, 2015. To view the series.
“NOMA premiers the newest body of work by Josephine Sacabo (American, b. 1944). In Salutations, Sacabo combines collaged and distorted photographic images with a wet collodion on metal process that dates back to the 19th century to create a world that is barely recognizable as such, hovering like a memory or a dream in the space between the concrete and the ineffable.
A Gallery For Fine Photography 241 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA firstname.lastname@example.org, (504) 568-1313
Photo.com has included Josephine in its glossary of important modern photographers.
Read Eugenie Dalland’s Review from the The Brooklyn Rail, February, 2013.“What is unique about Nocturnes and its authors is that, contrary to much contemporary art and poetry, their appreciation is based on visual, and especially non-rational, modes of understanding. The artists became interested in the idea of nocturnes (in Latin, “of the night”) as embodying an artistic threshold free of definition, a space where, as Keats put it, the artist “is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.” For many, this is an alien and even undesirable state to be in, but Wonk and Sacabo are both comfortable there, or at least accustomed. Perhaps it is simply part of the nature of their work.” Click here to read more…
For more information about Nocturnes or to place an order: www.lunapress.com.
Read a wonderful interview with Josephine on rfotofolio.com, a curated space for photographers that honors the photographic eye through their art.
Produced by Lily Keber.
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