Video Teaser for "What Did the Deep Sea Say" opening Friday May 4th at Bailey Contemporary Arts in South Florida. Opening Reception: Friday, May 4th from 6-9pm with artist talk at 6:30pm.
"When Sara Macel first cracked open her grandmother’s old suitcase, the photographer discovered stacks of images and unprinted negatives that revealed a secret postwar journey: a trip to Hollywood."
Thanks to SouthFlorida.com and reporter Phillip Valys for this great article!
What Did the Deep Sea Say by Sara Macel
5/04/18 - 6/26/18
May 4 – June 26 | FREE | open during regular gallery hours
Opening Reception: Friday May 4, 6-9 PM FREE | during Old Town Untapped
Artist Remarks: Friday May 4, 6:30pm
Bailey Contemporary Arts is proud to present a photography exhibit that takes audiences on a journey of discovery. Photographer Sara Macel set out to discover more about her grandmother sojourn to Hollywood, Florida, in the 1940s. With her mother by her side, Macel followed clues from old photos and attempted to reach across space and time to connect with her grandmother and meet her anew.
Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA): located at 41 NE 1st St.
Pompano Beach, FL 33060 | (954) 284-0141
Joseph I. Lubin House
11 East 61st Street, 2nd floor
(Between Fifth & Madison Avenues)
New York, NY
Feb. 5 - April 12, 2018
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. -4 p.m.
Artist Reception & Gallery Talk - Tuesday, April 3, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP by March 28th to firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.710.5587
Selected from over 4,000 photographs donated to the Light Work Collection by former artists-in-residence, the exhibition highlights Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Takahiro Kaneyama, Sara Macel, John Mann, Zanele Muholi, Flurina Rothenberger, Hrvoje Slovenc, Pacifico Silano, Maija Tammi and Mila Teshaieva. The curated works of “New Voices” explore a wide variety of approaches to the medium, both conceptually and technically.
Gearing up for an exciting weekend in Santa Fe as one of the Center Award Winners - thank you again to the New Yorker's Siobhan Bohnacker for selecting me as Editor's Choice 3rd Place! My new series "What Did the Deep Sea Say" will be part of a group show called Zenith along with the other winners at the Marion Center for Photographic Arts at SFUAD, 1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, NM. The exhibition is on view from Oct 20 - Dec 15, 2017.
I will also be giving an artist talk on Saturday, Oct 28th at 2pm in the Lamy Room in the Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501. If you're in the Santa Fe area, I hope to see you there!
Close to Me is a collective exhibition curated by Lindley Warren, American photographer and founder of The Ones We Love magazine, and Roxi Pop, Romanian photographer and initiator of In/Out Transylvania Photo Festival. The exhibition will take place at the National Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca 5-15 October 2017.
Close to me is a exhibition which results from the collaboration between In/Out Transylvania Photo Festival and The Ones We Love magazine, and showcases the work of several photographers that were published in the magazine, as well as photographers outside the magazine.
Photographs from my series "May the Road Rise to Meet You" will be on view. Other participating artists in Close to Me include: Aaron Blum, Doug DuBois, Martha Fleming-Ives, Irina Rozovskz, Robin Schwartz, Alec Soth, & Susan Worsham.
Lamono Magazine: The Voyeur Issue #114 features Inés Diaz's interview with me about my new body of work "What Did the Deep Sea Say." We talked about our moms, solitude, and the inherent feminism of being female imagemakers creating work about and for other women. Check it out.
Delighted to be Musée Magazine's WCW for August 23, 2017. Thank you to photo editor Jing Zhao for a lovely conversation about grandmothers and ghosts and the weird and wonderful state of Florida and how it all connects in "What Did the Deep Sea Say."
Very honored to be the LightWork Artist-in-Residence for July 2017. It was an extremely productive month working on my new series, What Did the Deep Sea Say. Special thanks to master printer John Wesley Mannion for sharing his insights and expertise. Thank you to Jeffrey Hoone, Shane Lavalette, Mary Lee Hodgens, and the all amazing staff for making my time in Syracuse so incredible. xo
What Did the Deep Sea Say, my ongoing series set in Hollywood, FL, was recently awarded 3rd place by Siobhan Bohnacker of The New Yorker in the CENTER Awards. The not-for-profit organization CENTER, founded in 1994, honors, supports, and provides opportunities to gifted and committed photographers.
I'm thrilled to be part of the group exhibition along with the fellow winners and to be asked to give an artist talk during the CENTER review in October 2017.
From the Juror's Statement: "Sara Macel’s discovery of her grandmother’s unprinted negatives, led her south to Hollywood, Florida, to retrace the life her grandmother led there. The result of that trip is her poignant project, “What Did the Deep Sea Say”. Documenting herself, her own mother, and interweaving her grandmother’s photographs, Macel creates a lasting, tender portrait of three women bound together, by their embrace of one another and a curiosity in how one person’s life can shape those of consequent generations." - Siobhan Bohnacker, The New Yorker