Josephine Sacabo Exhibit in Woodstock, NY

Josephine Sacabo

May 23 – June 30, 2008
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, June 14, 5-7 pm

Galerie BMG, in collaboration with the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is proud to host an exhibition of photographs by internationally recognized photographer, Josephine Sacabo, coinciding with the artist’s participation in the 2008 Summer Workshop and Lecture Series at CPW.

The exhibition will include selected images from two bodies of her work: “Nocturnes” and “Geometry of Echoes.” “Nocturnes” continues the artist’s exploration of the dream state, from the perspective of the moon looking in on the world, as if through a window. The images have been re-printed using the photogravure process, enhancing the subtle mystery of the dream / reality connection. “Geometry of Echoes” is a series dedicated to the memory of the artist’s mother. According to Josephine, they are images of a woman seen through the eyes of a 6 year old child – impossibly beautiful as only the heart can perceive and remember her.

Josephine Sacabo lives and works mostly in New Orleans, where she has been strongly influenced by the unique ambience of the city. She is a native of Laredo, Texas, and was educated at Bard College, New York. Prior to coming to New Orleans, she lived and worked extensively in France and England. Her earlier work was in the photo-journalistic tradition, influenced by Robert Frank, Josef Koudelka, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. She now works in a very subjective, introspective style. She uses poetry as the genesis of her work and lists poets as her most important influences, among them Rilke, Baudelaire, Pedro Salinas, Vincente Huiobro, and Juan Rulfo.

The exhibition will be on display from May 23 though June 30, with an artist’s reception scheduled for Saturday, June 14 from 5 – 7 pm. The same week-end, Ms. Sacabo will be presenting her workshop, “Images of the Psyche: Seeing the Unseen”, at CPW on June 14 and 15. Her lecture, open to the public, is scheduled for Friday, June 13 at 8 pm.

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