Josephine Sacabo: Those Who Dance
Saturday, Jun 5, 2021 – Sunday, Oct 17, 2021
10:00am – 5:00pm
Josephine Sacabo’s art is both of our time and embedded deeply in a time past. She is an acclaimed, New Orleans-based contemporary photographer whose body of work seems infused with a powerful nostalgia for the non-digital photographic forms and techniques of photography’s nascent years as an artistic medium in the previous two centuries. As visitors to Those Who Dance, an original exhibition of Sacabo’s most recent series, will quickly realize, Sacabo (b. 1944) is one of the most poetic photographers actively working in the United States today and one whose ethereal and moving photographs look nothing like those of any other artist.
Through the four recent series that form the core of the exhibition (Those Who Dance, Disquiet, Cuentos, and Le Diable au Corps), Sacabo conjures a world of mystery and mysticism in her work, excavating stories about lives lived in secret struggle or without inhibition, reviving traditional processes of photography like photogravure and tintypes, and giving much-needed voice to women of the past whose legacies still inspire and haunt the artist to this day.
Event LocationPolk Museum of Art
800 E Palmetto Street
Lakeland, FL, 33801