Josephine Sacabo: Salutations
Through April 5 at New Orleans Museum of Art
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. Throughout the work, half-materialized visions of certain elements appear and reappear—an apple, a bird, a window, the female form—as if to suggest some kind of narrative is buried under the layers of fractured representation. But the project as a whole resists any linear reading, and instead concerns itself with establishing an enigmatic set of conditions—loss, solitude, melancholy, nostalgia, etc.—that create a space for interpretation. In other words, rather than tell any particular story, these works set the stage for a number of potential stories that hinge upon these broader concepts. In balancing on the threshold between the real and the surreal, these images favor the poetic over the prosaic and the symbolic over the literal.
Learn more about the exhibition at NOMA.
Contact aipad Dealers representing Sacabo's work for further information on the artist or to acquire : A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans; Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago; or Verve Gallery, Santa Fe.
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©Josephine Sacabo/Courtesy A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans