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Óyeme con los Ojos


Óyeme con los Ojos highlights a variety of Sacabo’s portfolios that were inspired by poets, scholars, stories of suffering, and her observations of nature. The exhibition contains 96 silver gelatin photographs and photogravures printed on handmade Japanese tissue and placed by the process of chine-colléd on to velvet rag paper. Accompanying the exhibition are wall texts written by Sacabo that discuss the historical figures that inspire each series.

During a career that has spanned 36 years, Josephine’s work has been featured in over 40 gallery and museum exhibitions in the U.S., Europe and Mexico. She has been the recipient of several awards for her photography and is included in the permanent collections of the George Eastman House, the International Center of Photography, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and la Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris, France.

“To be sure, each component does stand on its own: a distinct, titled, portfolio of images. Each was preceded by a year or more of silence: artist at work. Then, all of a piece, the body of work appears fully formed. There is one characteristic in common: each portfolio crystallizes around a particular poem, or just a wisp of a poem, that somehow became caught up in Sacabo’s imagination. I think that the epiphany of the exhibition, this collection of a life’s work so far, is that these portfolios are not isolated islands. They are components—cantos—of a single extended work.” - John Stevenson, excerpt from the introduction essay for Óyeme con los Ojos

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For more information call or email Sarah Story, Project Coordinator, 504-539-9608, sstory@ogdenmuseum.org. When dates are agreed on, The Ogden will send a booking contract to confirm all arrangements.